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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.  

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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   Cristian Guzm├ín, Dominican baseball player was born in the year 1978.  

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

Apr 02   John Gall, American baseball player was born on this day in history.  

Apr 19   In the year 1978 birth of adrienne Parker, Miss Tennessee Teen USA (1996)  

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

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

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

Jan 09   On this day in history 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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