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Historical Events In 1978

Sunday, 09 May 2021

Feb 09   Kimberly Leach, killed by Ted Bundy in Lake City Fla at 12 on this day in history.  

Feb 09   On this day in history ottawa orders 11 Soviet embassy officials deported for allegedly trying to infiltrate the RCMP Security Service  

Feb 09   Ted Bundy kills Kimberly Leach, 12, Lake City FL; later executed in the year 1978.  

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 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1978.  

Feb 11   James B Conant, headmaster (Harvard University), dies at 84 in the year 1978.  

Feb 11   Pacific Western Airlines aircraft crashes at Cranbrook, killing 43 people; snowplow on runway during PWA jet's landing on this day in history.  

Feb 12   "Jesus Christ Superstar" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 96 performances on this day in history.  

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   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site in the year 1978.  

Feb 14   In the year 1978 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) in the year 1978.  

Feb 15   In the year 1978 escaped mass murderer Ted Bundy recaptured, Pensacola FL  

Feb 15   Ilka Chase, actress (Masquerade Party), dies at 72 on this day in history.  

Feb 15   In the year 1978 in a split decision, Leon Spinks takes the heavyweight boxing champion title away from defending champ Muhammad Ali.  

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   On this day in history the first Iron Man Triathlon (swim, bike ride, marathon) held, Kona HI  

Feb 20   4th People's Choice Awards Star Wars, Carol Burnett &Bob Hope on this day in history.  

Feb 20   On this day in history egypt announces it is pulling its diplomats out of Cyprus  

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

Feb 22   In the year 1978 ilka Chase, actress (Masquerade Party, Trials of O'Brien), dies at 74  

Feb 23   20th Grammy Awards Hotel California, Fleetwood Mac, Debbie Boone win in the year 1978.  

Feb 25   Daniel "Chappie" James Jr, retired Air Force general, dies at 58 in the year 1978.  

Feb 26   In the year 1978 ira Levin's "Deathtrap," premieres in New York NY  

Feb 27   France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island on this day in history.  

Feb 27   On this day in history vadim Nikolayevich Salmanov, composer, dies at 65  

Feb 28   In the year 1978 eric Frank Russell, sci-fi author (Hugo, Deep Space), dies at 73  

Feb 28   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 in the year 1978.  

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   Charmaine Dragun, Australian news anchor (d.2007) was born in the year 1978.  

Mar 21   Kevin Federline, American dancer/hip hop artist was born in the year 1978.  

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   In the year 1978 birth of john Gall, American baseball player  

Apr 19   On this day in history 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   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 on this day in history.  

Jan 09   Eddie Gilbert, cricket (Aboriginal Qld quick got Don for a duck), dies in the year 1978.  

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   On this day in history 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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