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Historical Events In 1978

Monday, 21 September 2020

Jan 19   Eddie Mathews elected to Hall of Fame on this day in history.  

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   Bee Gees' "Saturday Night Fever" album goes #1 for 24 weeks in the year 1978.  

Jan 22   Herbert Sutcliffe, cricketer (54 Tests for England 4555 runs), dies in the year 1978.  

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

Jan 23   On this day in history jack Oakie, actor (Great Dictator, Gang Buster), dies at 74  

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

Jan 24   A Russian satellite accidently crashes in Canada's Northwest Territory in the year 1978.  

Jan 24   On this day in history 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.  

Jan 25   In the year 1978 muriel Humphrey (D-MN) appointed to fill late husband's Senate seat  

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   On this day in history leo Genn, actor (Lady Chatterley's Lover, Henry V), dies at 72  

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

Jan 28   On this day in history ted Nugent autographs a fan's arm with his knife  

Jan 29   In the year 1978 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 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 01   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 05   On this day in history 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   Snowstorm hits New England (54" (137cm)) in the year 1978.  

Feb 07   Ethiopian offensive in Ogaden desert on this day in history.  

Feb 08   Crown Prince Sad Abdallah al-Salim Al Sabah becomes PM of Kuwait in the year 1978.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

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

Mar 28   Dino Ciani, Italian pianist (d. 1941) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 10   On this day in history john D Rockefeller III, US billionaire/philanthropist, dies at 71  

Jan 11   On this day in history 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   In the year 1978 hubert Humphrey, (Sen-D-Minn, VP), dies at 66 in Waverly, Minn  

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