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Historical Events In 1978

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Jan 19   On this day in history eddie Mathews elected to Hall of Fame  

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

Jan 20   In the year 1978 columbia Pictures pays $9.5 million for movie rights to "Annie"  

Jan 21   Bee Gees' "Saturday Night Fever" album goes #1 for 24 weeks on this day in history.  

Jan 22   In the year 1978 herbert Sutcliffe, cricketer (54 Tests for England 4555 runs), dies  

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 in the year 1978.  

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 in the year 1978.  

Jan 25   Tango Duke, dies in Australia at 42; oldest known thoroughbred horse on this day in history.  

Jan 26   International Ultraviolet Explorer placed in Earth orbit on this day in history.  

Jan 26   Leo Genn, actor (Lady Chatterley's Lover, Henry V), dies at 72 on this day in history.  

Jan 26   In the year 1978 mario Soares forms Portuguese government  

Jan 26   On this day in history strikers riot in Tunisia, killing about 40  

Jan 27   Marguerite Canal, composer, dies at 87 in the year 1978.  

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

Jan 28   Ted Nugent autographs a fan's arm with his knife on this day in history.  

Jan 29   Sweden is the first country to introduce a law banning the use of aerosol sprays harmful to the ozone layer in the year 1978.  

Jan 29   On this day in history tim McCoy, actor (Arizona Bound), dies at 86  

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

Jan 31   Israel turns 3 military outposts in West Bank into civilian settlements on this day in history.  

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   Harriet Tubman is first black woman honored on a US postage stamp in the year 1978.  

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

Feb 04   On this day in history bergen Evans, English professor ($64,000 Question), dies at 73  

Feb 05   Annie [Anna HM] Romein-Verschoor, Dutch historian (Omzien), dies at 83 in the year 1978.  

Feb 05   On this day in history fred Newman makes 88 consecutive basketball free throws blindfolded  

Feb 06   Muriel Humphrey fills the U.S. senate seat of her late husband, Minnesota senator and former U.S. Vice President, Hubert Humphrey in the year 1978.  

Feb 06   Snowstorm hits New England (54" (137cm)) in the year 1978.  

Feb 07   In the year 1978 ethiopian offensive in Ogaden desert  

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

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

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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 in the year 1978.  

Mar 21   Cristian Guzm├ín, Dominican baseball player was born on this day in history.  

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   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   On this day in history birth of gabriel Heinze, Argentinian footballer  

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   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 in the year 1978.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 13   Hubert Humphrey, (Sen-D-Minn, VP), dies at 66 in Waverly, Minn on this day in history.  

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