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Historical Events In 1978

Saturday, 15 May 2021

Nov 13   On this day in history nASA launches HEAO  

Nov 15   183 die as Icelandic Airlines DC-8 crashes in Colombo, Sri Lanka in the year 1978.  

Nov 15   Margaret Mead, anthropologist (Thoughts & Female), dies in NY at 76 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1978.  

Nov 18   Jim Jones, US pastor, leader of Jonestown Cult, commits suicide on this day in history.  

Nov 18   In the year 1978 mass suicide in Peoples temple in Jonestown Guyana  

Nov 20   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 in the year 1978.  

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 in the year 1978.  

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 on this day in history.  

Nov 28   Andre Morell, actor (Hound of the Baskervilles), dies at 69 in the year 1978.  

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   On this day in history president Carter more than doubles national park system size  

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   William Grant Still, composer, dies at 83 in the year 1978.  

Dec 04   In the year 1978 dianne Feinstein is named San Francisco first female mayor  

Dec 04   Pioneer Venus 1 goes into orbit around Venus on this day in history.  

Dec 04   Samuel Abraham Goldsmith, Neth/US phycists, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

Dec 05   Pioneer Venus 1 begins orbiting Venus in the year 1978.  

Dec 08   Golda Meir served as Israel's PM (1969-74, dies in Jerusalem at 80 in the year 1978.  

Dec 08   Golda Meir, Israel's PM (1969-74), dies in Jerusalem at 80 on this day in history.  

Dec 09   Pioneer Venus 2 drops 5 probes into atmosphere of Venus in the year 1978.  

Dec 10   In the year 1978 edward D Wood Jr, director (Plan 9), dies of heart failure at 54  

Dec 10   On this day in history in Oslo, Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat accept 1978 Nobel Peace Prize  

Dec 11   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 in the year 1978.  

Dec 12   Clifton Chenier, US accordionist (Bayou Blues), dies at 53 on this day in history.  

Dec 13   In the year 1978 susan B Anthony dollar, first US coin to honor a woman, issued  

Dec 15   In the year 1978 chill Wills, actor (Frontier Circus, Rounders), dies at 75  

Dec 16   Blanche Calloway, US singer/dancer/radio hostess, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

Dec 16   Cleveland, Ohio, become the first city in the post-Depression era to default on its loans on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1978

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Mar 21   On this day in history birth of charmaine Dragun, Australian news anchor (d.2007)  

Mar 21   Kevin Federline, American dancer/hip hop artist was born on this day in history.  

Mar 21   In the year 1978 birth of cristian Guzm├ín, Dominican baseball player  

Mar 28   In the year 1978 birth of dino Ciani, Italian pianist (d. 1941)  

Apr 02   John Gall, American baseball player was born in the year 1978.  

Apr 19   Adrienne Parker, Miss Tennessee Teen USA (1996) was born in the year 1978.  

Apr 19   In the year 1978 birth of whitney Metzler, 400m medley swimmer (Olympics-8th-96)  

Apr 19   In the year 1978 birth of gabriel Heinze, Argentinian footballer  

Famous Deaths In 1978

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 04   On this day in history willem Bruynzeel, Dutch timber/lumber/wood manufacturer, dies at 76  

Jan 06   In the year 1978 john D MacArthur, US insurance billionaire, dies at 80  

Jan 08   Walter Keirnan, TV panelist (I've Got a Secret), dies at 75 on this day in history.  

Jan 09   In the year 1978 eddie Gilbert, cricket (Aboriginal Qld quick got Don for a duck), dies  

Jan 10   John D Rockefeller III, US billionaire/philanthropist, dies at 71 in the year 1978.  

Jan 11   Michael Bates, actor (Clockwork Orange, Salt & Pepper), dies at 57 in the year 1978.  

Jan 12   Nancy Spungen, stabbed to death by boyfriend Sid Vicious died on this day in history.  

Jan 13   Hubert Humphrey, (Sen-D-Minn, VP), dies at 66 in Waverly, Minn in the year 1978.  

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