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Historical Events In 1978

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Mar 01   Coffin of Charles Chaplin stolen, only months after being buried on this day in history.  

Mar 02   In the year 1978 soyuz 28 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Czechoslovakian) to Salyut 6  

Mar 02   On this day in history the first of many broadcasts of the evening soap "Dallas" on CBS TV  

Mar 03   Charles Chaplin's remains are stolen in Switzerland on this day in history.  

Mar 04   On this day in history chicago Daily News, founded in 1875, publishes last issue  

Mar 05   In the year 1978 "Hello, Dolly!" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 152 performances  

Mar 05   Landsat 3 launched from Vandenberg AFB, California on this day in history.  

Mar 06   On this day in history hustler publisher Larry Flynt shot &crippled by a sniper in Georgia  

Mar 07   In the year 1978 belgian baron Charles Bracht kidnapped  

Mar 07   On this day in history canuck's Ron Sedlbauer fails on 5th penalty shot against Islanders  

Mar 07   Dutch 2nd Chamber votes against neutron bomb in the year 1978.  

Mar 09   World Ice Dance Championship in Ottawa Canada won by Natalia Linichuk & Gennadi Karponosov (USSR) in the year 1978.  

Mar 10   Soyuz 28 returns to Earth on this day in history.  

Mar 11   Bobby Hull of the Winnipeg Jets joined Gordie Howe by getting career goal number 1,000 in a game against the Quebec Nordiques on this day in history.  

Mar 11   Terrorists attack mail truck at Tel Aviv, 45 killed in the year 1978.  

Mar 12   Eric Heiden skates world record 1000 meter (1 14.99) on this day in history.  

Mar 12   Eric Heiden skates world record 1000 meter (1:14.99) on this day in history.  

Mar 12   In the year 1978 john Cazale, actor (Dog Day Afternoon, Deer Hunter), dies at 41  

Mar 12   In the year 1978 nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sunstar Golf Classic  

Mar 13   David McKinley Williams, composer, dies at 91 on this day in history.  

Mar 13   GO introduces its first bi-level coaches on this day in history.  

Mar 13   On this day in history moluccans "suicide commandos" occupies Province house  

Mar 13   On this day in history the Canadian Radio & Television Commission rejects introduction of pay TV in Canada.. I guess we were not ready for it  

Mar 14   On this day in history marines terminate Molukse action in Province house (1 dead)  

Mar 14   In the year 1978 statistics Canada reports unemployment passed the 1,000,000 mark in February for the first time not bad for a population of what 20 million  

Mar 15   On this day in history operation Litani Israeli offensive in South Lebanon to rid area of Palestine guerrillas  

Mar 15   Operation Litani: Israeli offensive in South Lebanon to rid area of Palestine guerrillas in the year 1978.  

Mar 15   People's Rebublic of China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor People's Rebublic of China in the year 1978.  

Mar 16   Aldo Moro, 5 times PM of Italy, assassinated by terrorists on this day in history.  

Mar 16   Amoco Cadiz tanker spills 68.7 million gallons of oil off French coast in the year 1978.  

Mar 16   Red Brigade kidnaps former premier Aldo Moro in Italy, 5 killed in the year 1978.  

Mar 16   In the year 1978 soyuz 26 returns to Earth  

Mar 16   In the year 1978 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

Mar 16   On this day in history uS Senate accepts Panamá Canal treaty  

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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   On this day in history birth of kevin Federline, American dancer/hip hop artist  

Mar 21   Cristian Guzm├ín, Dominican baseball player was born on this day in history.  

Mar 28   In the year 1978 birth of dino Ciani, Italian pianist (d. 1941)  

Apr 02   On this day in history birth of john Gall, American baseball player  

Apr 19   Adrienne Parker, Miss Tennessee Teen USA (1996) was born in the year 1978.  

Apr 19   Whitney Metzler, 400m medley swimmer (Olympics-8th-96) was born in the year 1978.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 06   John D MacArthur, US insurance billionaire, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history john D Rockefeller III, US billionaire/philanthropist, dies at 71  

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   Hubert Humphrey, (Sen-D-Minn, VP), dies at 66 in Waverly, Minn in the year 1978.  

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