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Historical Events In 1978

Thursday, 22 April 2021

Jan 19   In the year 1978 eddie Mathews elected to Hall of Fame  

Jan 19   In the year 1978 judge William H Webster appointed head of FBI  

Jan 20   Columbia Pictures pays $9.5 million for movie rights to "Annie" on this day in history.  

Jan 21   In the year 1978 bee Gees' "Saturday Night Fever" album goes #1 for 24 weeks  

Jan 22   Herbert Sutcliffe, cricketer (54 Tests for England 4555 runs), dies on this day in history.  

Jan 23   On this day in history belgian industrial Haron Empain kidnapped in Paris  

Jan 23   Jack Oakie, actor (Great Dictator, Gang Buster), dies at 74 on this day in history.  

Jan 24   A nuclear-powered Soviet satellite disintegrates as it falls into the atmosphere, spreading radioactive debris over parts of northern Canada in the year 1978.  

Jan 24   A Russian satellite accidently crashes in Canada's Northwest Territory on this day in history.  

Jan 24   Nuclear-powered USSR satellite Cosmos 954 re-enters the Earth's atmosphere and disintegrates over the Northwest Territories, scattering radioactive debris over the barrens east of Great Slave Lake; Canadian Armed Forces launches operation to recover debris; USSR later pays Canada $3 million under a UN treaty covering costs of cleanup on this day in history.  

Jan 25   Muriel Humphrey (D-MN) appointed to fill late husband's Senate seat on this day in history.  

Jan 25   Tango Duke, dies in Australia at 42; oldest known thoroughbred horse in the year 1978.  

Jan 26   International Ultraviolet Explorer placed in Earth orbit in the year 1978.  

Jan 26   In the year 1978 leo Genn, actor (Lady Chatterley's Lover, Henry V), dies at 72  

Jan 26   Mario Soares forms Portuguese government on this day in history.  

Jan 26   Strikers riot in Tunisia, killing about 40 on this day in history.  

Jan 27   In the year 1978 marguerite Canal, composer, dies at 87  

Jan 28   "Fantasy Island" starring Ricardo Montalban premieres on ABC TV on this day in history.  

Jan 28   Ted Nugent autographs a fan's arm with his knife in the year 1978.  

Jan 29   On this day in history sweden is the first country to introduce a law banning the use of aerosol sprays harmful to the ozone layer  

Jan 29   Tim McCoy, actor (Arizona Bound), dies at 86 in the year 1978.  

Jan 30   Mutual Broadcasting Network begins airing Larry King Show on radio in the year 1978.  

Jan 31   On this day in history israel turns 3 military outposts in West Bank into civilian settlements  

Feb 01   Director Roman Polanski skips bail & fled to France after pleading guilty to charges of engaging in sex with a 13-year-old girl in the year 1978.  

Feb 01   In the year 1978 harriet Tubman is first black woman honored on a US postage stamp  

Feb 02   Wendy Barrie, TV hostess (Wendy Barrie Show), dies at 65 on this day in history.  

Feb 04   Bergen Evans, English professor ($64,000 Question), dies at 73 in the year 1978.  

Feb 05   On this day in history annie [Anna HM] Romein-Verschoor, Dutch historian (Omzien), dies at 83  

Feb 05   In the year 1978 fred Newman makes 88 consecutive basketball free throws blindfolded  

Feb 06   On this day in history muriel Humphrey fills the U.S. senate seat of her late husband, Minnesota senator and former U.S. Vice President, Hubert Humphrey.  

Feb 06   On this day in history snowstorm hits New England (54" (137cm))  

Feb 07   Ethiopian offensive in Ogaden desert in the year 1978.  

Feb 08   On this day in history crown Prince Sad Abdallah al-Salim Al Sabah becomes PM of Kuwait  

Feb 08   In the year 1978 u.S. senate deliberations are broadcast live on radio for the first time.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1978

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Mar 21   Charmaine Dragun, Australian news anchor (d.2007) was born on this day in history.  

Mar 21   Kevin Federline, American dancer/hip hop artist was born in the year 1978.  

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

Apr 19   On this day in history birth of adrienne Parker, Miss Tennessee Teen USA (1996)  

Apr 19   Whitney Metzler, 400m medley swimmer (Olympics-8th-96) was born in the year 1978.  

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 in the year 1978.  

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   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   In the year 1978 michael Bates, actor (Clockwork Orange, Salt & Pepper), dies at 57  

Jan 12   In the year 1978 death of nancy Spungen, stabbed to death by boyfriend Sid Vicious  

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

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