Historical Events In 1978
Friday, 04 December 2020
Jan 19 On this day in history eddie Mathews elected to Hall of Fame
Jan 19 On this day in history 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 On this day in history a nuclear-powered Soviet satellite disintegrates as it falls into the atmosphere, spreading radioactive debris over parts of northern Canada.
Jan 24 In the year 1978 a Russian satellite accidently crashes in Canada's Northwest Territory
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 In the year 1978 international Ultraviolet Explorer placed in Earth orbit
Jan 26 On this day in history leo Genn, actor (Lady Chatterley's Lover, Henry V), dies at 72
Jan 26 On this day in history mario Soares forms Portuguese government
Jan 26 In the year 1978 strikers riot in Tunisia, killing about 40
Jan 27 On this day in history marguerite Canal, composer, dies at 87
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 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 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 Harriet Tubman is first black woman honored on a US postage stamp on this day in history.
Feb 02 Wendy Barrie, TV hostess (Wendy Barrie Show), dies at 65 in the year 1978.
Feb 04 In the year 1978 bergen Evans, English professor ($64,000 Question), dies at 73
Feb 05 On this day in history annie [Anna HM] Romein-Verschoor, Dutch historian (Omzien), dies at 83
Feb 05 Fred Newman makes 88 consecutive basketball free throws blindfolded on this day in history.
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 On this day in history snowstorm hits New England (54" (137cm))
Feb 07 In the year 1978 ethiopian offensive in Ogaden desert
Feb 08 Crown Prince Sad Abdallah al-Salim Al Sabah becomes PM of Kuwait on this day in history.
Feb 08 On this day in history u.S. senate deliberations are broadcast live on radio for the first time.