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Historical Events In 1978

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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   On this day in history margaret Mead, anthropologist (Thoughts & Female), dies in NY at 76  

Nov 16   On this day in history claude Dauphin, French actor (Les Miserables, Mado), dies at 75  

Nov 17   In the year 1978 claude Dauphin, actor (Paris Precinct), dies at 75  

Nov 18   On this day in history jim Jones, US pastor, leader of Jonestown Cult, commits suicide  

Nov 18   On this day in history mass suicide in Peoples temple in Jonestown Guyana  

Nov 20   In the year 1978 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   In the year 1978 thomas Hearns KOs Jerome Hill in 2 rounds in his 1st pro fight  

Nov 26   10 die as fire erupts at Holiday Inn in Rochester, NY in the year 1978.  

Nov 27   In the year 1978 george Moscone, (SF Mayor), shot by Dan White  

Nov 28   In the year 1978 andre Morell, actor (Hound of the Baskervilles), dies at 69  

Nov 29   Alan Richardson, composer, dies at 74 in the year 1978.  

Nov 29   UN observes "international day of solidarity with the Palestinian people," boycotted by US andabout 20 other countries on this day in history.  

Dec 01   In the year 1978 president Carter more than doubles national park system size  

Dec 02   In the year 1978 chanting "Allah is great," anti-Shah protesters poured through Tehran  

Dec 02   Streisand and Diamond's "You Don't Bring Me Flowers," goes #1 on this day in history.  

Dec 03   In the year 1978 william Grant Still, composer, dies at 83  

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   In the year 1978 samuel Abraham Goldsmith, Neth/US phycists, dies at 76  

Dec 05   On this day in history pioneer Venus 1 begins orbiting Venus  

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 in the year 1978.  

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

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

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

Dec 16   In the year 1978 blanche Calloway, US singer/dancer/radio hostess, dies at 76  

Dec 16   In the year 1978 cleveland, Ohio, become the first city in the post-Depression era to default on its loans.  

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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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1978 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   In the year 1978 birth of whitney Metzler, 400m medley swimmer (Olympics-8th-96)  

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   In the year 1978 willem Bruynzeel, Dutch timber/lumber/wood manufacturer, dies at 76  

Jan 06   On this day in history john D MacArthur, US insurance billionaire, dies at 80  

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

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 in the year 1978.  

Jan 13   On this day in history hubert Humphrey, (Sen-D-Minn, VP), dies at 66 in Waverly, Minn  

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