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Historical Events In 1978

Thursday, 01 October 2020

Nov 13   In the year 1978 nASA launches HEAO  

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

Nov 15   In the year 1978 margaret Mead, anthropologist (Thoughts & Female), dies in NY at 76  

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   Jim Jones, US pastor, leader of Jonestown Cult, commits suicide in the year 1978.  

Nov 18   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Nov 25   In the year 1978 american Airlines DC-10 crashes on takeoff from Chicago, kills 275  

Nov 25   Thomas Hearns KOs Jerome Hill in 2 rounds in his 1st pro fight on this day in history.  

Nov 26   10 die as fire erupts at Holiday Inn in Rochester, NY on this day in history.  

Nov 27   On this day in history george Moscone, (SF Mayor), shot by Dan White  

Nov 28   Andre Morell, actor (Hound of the Baskervilles), dies at 69 on this day in history.  

Nov 29   On this day in history alan Richardson, composer, dies at 74  

Nov 29   In the year 1978 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   On this day in history chanting "Allah is great," anti-Shah protesters poured through Tehran  

Dec 02   In the year 1978 streisand and Diamond's "You Don't Bring Me Flowers," goes #1  

Dec 03   William Grant Still, composer, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

Dec 04   On this day in history dianne Feinstein is named San Francisco first female mayor  

Dec 04   In the year 1978 pioneer Venus 1 goes into orbit around Venus  

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   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   On this day in history pioneer Venus 2 drops 5 probes into atmosphere of Venus  

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 in the year 1978.  

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 on this day in history.  

Dec 12   Clifton Chenier, US accordionist (Bayou Blues), dies at 53 in the year 1978.  

Dec 13   On this day in history susan B Anthony dollar, first US coin to honor a woman, issued  

Dec 15   Chill Wills, actor (Frontier Circus, Rounders), dies at 75 in the year 1978.  

Dec 16   On this day in history blanche Calloway, US singer/dancer/radio hostess, dies at 76  

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   On this day in history birth of kevin Federline, American dancer/hip hop artist  

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

Mar 28   On this day in history birth of dino Ciani, Italian pianist (d. 1941)  

Apr 02   On this day in history birth of john Gall, American baseball player  

Apr 19   Adrienne Parker, Miss Tennessee Teen USA (1996) was born on this day in history.  

Apr 19   Whitney Metzler, 400m medley swimmer (Olympics-8th-96) was born on this day in history.  

Apr 19   Gabriel Heinze, Argentinian footballer was born in the year 1978.  

Famous Deaths In 1978

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 04   Willem Bruynzeel, Dutch timber/lumber/wood manufacturer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

Jan 06   John D MacArthur, US insurance billionaire, dies at 80 in the year 1978.  

Jan 08   Walter Keirnan, TV panelist (I've Got a Secret), dies at 75 in the year 1978.  

Jan 09   Eddie Gilbert, cricket (Aboriginal Qld quick got Don for a duck), dies on this day in history.  

Jan 10   In the year 1978 john D Rockefeller III, US billionaire/philanthropist, dies at 71  

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

Jan 12   On this day in history death of nancy Spungen, stabbed to death by boyfriend Sid Vicious  

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

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