Historical Events In 1978
Thursday, 25 February 2021
Nov 13 On this day in history nASA launches HEAO
Nov 15 On this day in history 183 die as Icelandic Airlines DC-8 crashes in Colombo, Sri Lanka
Nov 15 Margaret Mead, anthropologist (Thoughts & Female), dies in NY at 76 in the year 1978.
Nov 16 Claude Dauphin, French actor (Les Miserables, Mado), dies at 75 on this day in history.
Nov 17 Claude Dauphin, actor (Paris Precinct), dies at 75 on this day in history.
Nov 18 On this day in history jim Jones, US pastor, leader of Jonestown Cult, commits suicide
Nov 18 In the year 1978 mass suicide in Peoples temple in Jonestown Guyana
Nov 20 On this day in history a satellite system for transmitting newspaper content was dedicated on this day in 1978. The system transmitted The Wall Street Journal from where it was typeset in Massachusetts to Orlando, Florida, at a rate of 3.5 minutes per page.
Nov 25 American Airlines DC-10 crashes on takeoff from Chicago, kills 275 in the year 1978.
Nov 25 Thomas Hearns KOs Jerome Hill in 2 rounds in his 1st pro fight on this day in history.
Nov 26 On this day in history 10 die as fire erupts at Holiday Inn in Rochester, NY
Nov 27 George Moscone, (SF Mayor), shot by Dan White in the year 1978.
Nov 28 In the year 1978 andre Morell, actor (Hound of the Baskervilles), dies at 69
Nov 29 Alan Richardson, composer, dies at 74 on this day in history.
Nov 29 On this day in history uN observes "international day of solidarity with the Palestinian people," boycotted by US andabout 20 other countries
Dec 01 President Carter more than doubles national park system size in the year 1978.
Dec 02 Chanting "Allah is great," anti-Shah protesters poured through Tehran on this day in history.
Dec 02 On this day in history streisand and Diamond's "You Don't Bring Me Flowers," goes #1
Dec 03 In the year 1978 william Grant Still, composer, dies at 83
Dec 04 Dianne Feinstein is named San Francisco first female mayor in the year 1978.
Dec 04 In the year 1978 pioneer Venus 1 goes into orbit around Venus
Dec 04 On this day in history samuel Abraham Goldsmith, Neth/US phycists, dies at 76
Dec 05 Pioneer Venus 1 begins orbiting Venus in the year 1978.
Dec 08 On this day in history golda Meir served as Israel's PM (1969-74, dies in Jerusalem at 80
Dec 08 In the year 1978 golda Meir, Israel's PM (1969-74), dies in Jerusalem at 80
Dec 09 Pioneer Venus 2 drops 5 probes into atmosphere of Venus on this day in history.
Dec 10 Edward D Wood Jr, director (Plan 9), dies of heart failure at 54 on this day in history.
Dec 10 In Oslo, Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat accept 1978 Nobel Peace Prize on this day in history.
Dec 11 In the year 1978 6 masked men bound 10 employees at Lufthansa cargo area at New York Kennedy Airport and made off with $5.8 M in cash and jewelry
Dec 12 In the year 1978 clifton Chenier, US accordionist (Bayou Blues), dies at 53
Dec 13 Susan B Anthony dollar, first US coin to honor a woman, issued in the year 1978.
Dec 15 On this day in history chill Wills, actor (Frontier Circus, Rounders), dies at 75
Dec 16 Blanche Calloway, US singer/dancer/radio hostess, dies at 76 in the year 1978.
Dec 16 Cleveland, Ohio, become the first city in the post-Depression era to default on its loans on this day in history.