Historical Events In 1978
Tuesday, 22 September 2020
Feb 09 Kimberly Leach, killed by Ted Bundy in Lake City Fla at 12 in the year 1978.
Feb 09 Ottawa orders 11 Soviet embassy officials deported for allegedly trying to infiltrate the RCMP Security Service in the year 1978.
Feb 09 Ted Bundy kills Kimberly Leach, 12, Lake City FL; later executed on this day in history.
Feb 09 The first satellite of the new Navy Fleet Satellite Communications System was launched. This system satisfies the need for worldwide tactical command control and communications for the entire fleet in the year 1978.
Feb 10 Frank C Carlucci succeeds John F Blake as deputy director of CIA in the year 1978.
Feb 11 16 Unification church couples wed in New York NY in the year 1978.
Feb 11 On this day in history china lifts a ban on Aristotle, Shakespeare, & Dickens
Feb 11 In the year 1978 eOKA organization disbands in Cyprus
Feb 11 James B Conant, headmaster (Harvard University), dies at 84 on this day in history.
Feb 11 Pacific Western Airlines aircraft crashes at Cranbrook, killing 43 people; snowplow on runway during PWA jet's landing in the year 1978.
Feb 12 On this day in history "Jesus Christ Superstar" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 96 performances
Feb 12 In the year 1978 uS female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne
Feb 12 In the year 1978 uS male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner
Feb 13 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site in the year 1978.
Feb 14 On this day in history first "micro on a chip" patented by Texas Instruments
Feb 15 England all out 64 for first loss to New Zealand in cricket (Boycott Captain) on this day in history.
Feb 15 Escaped mass murderer Ted Bundy recaptured, Pensacola FL in the year 1978.
Feb 15 Ilka Chase, actress (Masquerade Party), dies at 72 on this day in history.
Feb 15 In a split decision, Leon Spinks takes the heavyweight boxing champion title away from defending champ Muhammad Ali in the year 1978.
Feb 15 Zaire revises constitution on this day in history.
Feb 16 In the year 1978 the first Computer Bulletin Board System (Ward & Randy's CBBS, Chicago)
Feb 18 The first Iron Man Triathlon (swim, bike ride, marathon) held, Kona HI in the year 1978.
Feb 20 4th People's Choice Awards Star Wars, Carol Burnett &Bob Hope in the year 1978.
Feb 20 On this day in history egypt announces it is pulling its diplomats out of Cyprus
Feb 22 On this day in history 2 tankers with propane gas explode killing 15 at Waverly TN
Feb 22 Ilka Chase, actress (Masquerade Party, Trials of O'Brien), dies at 74 in the year 1978.
Feb 23 On this day in history 20th Grammy Awards Hotel California, Fleetwood Mac, Debbie Boone win
Feb 25 On this day in history daniel "Chappie" James Jr, retired Air Force general, dies at 58
Feb 26 On this day in history ira Levin's "Deathtrap," premieres in New York NY
Feb 27 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island in the year 1978.
Feb 27 Vadim Nikolayevich Salmanov, composer, dies at 65 on this day in history.
Feb 28 Eric Frank Russell, sci-fi author (Hugo, Deep Space), dies at 73 on this day in history.
Feb 28 On this day in history the Department of Defense authorized fullscale development of the Sikorsky Aircraft's SH-60B LAMPS MK III helicopter. The aircraft was designed primarily for antisubmarine and antiship missions and to be deployed aboard frigates, destroyers and cruisers.
Mar 01 Charlie Chaplin's coffin was stolen from a Swiss cemetery on this day in history.