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