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Historical Events In 1978

Saturday, 21 May 2022

Feb 09   On this day in history kimberly Leach, killed by Ted Bundy in Lake City Fla at 12  

Feb 09   In the year 1978 ottawa orders 11 Soviet embassy officials deported for allegedly trying to infiltrate the RCMP Security Service  

Feb 09   In the year 1978 ted Bundy kills Kimberly Leach, 12, Lake City FL; later executed  

Feb 09   On this day in history 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.  

Feb 10   In the year 1978 frank C Carlucci succeeds John F Blake as deputy director of CIA  

Feb 11   On this day in history 16 Unification church couples wed in New York NY  

Feb 11   In the year 1978 china lifts a ban on Aristotle, Shakespeare, & Dickens  

Feb 11   EOKA organization disbands in Cyprus on this day in history.  

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   "Jesus Christ Superstar" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 96 performances in the year 1978.  

Feb 12   US female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne in the year 1978.  

Feb 12   On this day in history uS male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner  

Feb 13   On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

Feb 14   On this day in history first "micro on a chip" patented by Texas Instruments  

Feb 15   In the year 1978 england all out 64 for first loss to New Zealand in cricket (Boycott Captain)  

Feb 15   Escaped mass murderer Ted Bundy recaptured, Pensacola FL on this day in history.  

Feb 15   Ilka Chase, actress (Masquerade Party), dies at 72 in the year 1978.  

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   In the year 1978 zaire revises constitution  

Feb 16   The first Computer Bulletin Board System (Ward & Randy's CBBS, Chicago) on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Feb 20   Egypt announces it is pulling its diplomats out of Cyprus in the year 1978.  

Feb 22   In the year 1978 2 tankers with propane gas explode killing 15 at Waverly TN  

Feb 22   On this day in history ilka Chase, actress (Masquerade Party, Trials of O'Brien), dies at 74  

Feb 23   In the year 1978 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   Ira Levin's "Deathtrap," premieres in New York NY on this day in history.  

Feb 27   On this day in history france performs nuclear test at Muruora Island  

Feb 27   In the year 1978 vadim Nikolayevich Salmanov, composer, dies at 65  

Feb 28   On this day in history eric Frank Russell, sci-fi author (Hugo, Deep Space), dies at 73  

Feb 28   In the year 1978 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   On this day in history charlie Chaplin's coffin was stolen from a Swiss cemetery  

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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   In the year 1978 birth of kevin Federline, American dancer/hip hop artist  

Mar 21   In the year 1978 birth of cristian Guzm├ín, Dominican baseball player  

Mar 28   Dino Ciani, Italian pianist (d. 1941) was born in the year 1978.  

Apr 02   John Gall, American baseball player was born in the year 1978.  

Apr 19   In the year 1978 birth of adrienne Parker, Miss Tennessee Teen USA (1996)  

Apr 19   Whitney Metzler, 400m medley swimmer (Olympics-8th-96) was born on this day in history.  

Apr 19   In the year 1978 birth of gabriel Heinze, Argentinian footballer  

Famous Deaths In 1978

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 04   In the year 1978 willem Bruynzeel, Dutch timber/lumber/wood manufacturer, dies at 76  

Jan 06   On this day in history john D MacArthur, US insurance billionaire, dies at 80  

Jan 08   In the year 1978 walter Keirnan, TV panelist (I've Got a Secret), dies at 75  

Jan 09   On this day in history eddie Gilbert, cricket (Aboriginal Qld quick got Don for a duck), dies  

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   Nancy Spungen, stabbed to death by boyfriend Sid Vicious died in the year 1978.  

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

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