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Historical Events In 1978

Monday, 28 September 2020

Mar 01   Coffin of Charles Chaplin stolen, only months after being buried in the year 1978.  

Mar 02   Soyuz 28 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Czechoslovakian) to Salyut 6 on this day in history.  

Mar 02   In the year 1978 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   Chicago Daily News, founded in 1875, publishes last issue on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1978.  

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

Mar 07   Belgian baron Charles Bracht kidnapped in the year 1978.  

Mar 07   In the year 1978 canuck's Ron Sedlbauer fails on 5th penalty shot against Islanders  

Mar 07   In the year 1978 dutch 2nd Chamber votes against neutron bomb  

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 in the year 1978.  

Mar 11   In the year 1978 bobby Hull of the Winnipeg Jets joined Gordie Howe by getting career goal number 1,000 in a game against the Quebec Nordiques.  

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) in the year 1978.  

Mar 12   In the year 1978 eric Heiden skates world record 1000 meter (1:14.99)  

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   Moluccans "suicide commandos" occupies Province house on this day in history.  

Mar 13   In the year 1978 the Canadian Radio & Television Commission rejects introduction of pay TV in Canada.. I guess we were not ready for it  

Mar 14   In the year 1978 marines terminate Molukse action in Province house (1 dead)  

Mar 14   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 in the year 1978.  

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

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

Mar 15   On this day in history people's Rebublic of China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor People's Rebublic of China  

Mar 16   Aldo Moro, 5 times PM of Italy, assassinated by terrorists in the year 1978.  

Mar 16   Amoco Cadiz tanker spills 68.7 million gallons of oil off French coast on this day in history.  

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

Mar 16   Soyuz 26 returns to Earth in the year 1978.  

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   In the year 1978 birth of charmaine Dragun, Australian news anchor (d.2007)  

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

Mar 21   Cristian Guzm├ín, Dominican baseball player was born in the year 1978.  

Mar 28   Dino Ciani, Italian pianist (d. 1941) was born on this day in history.  

Apr 02   John Gall, American baseball player was born on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1978.  

Apr 19   Gabriel Heinze, Argentinian footballer was born on this day in history.  

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   Walter Keirnan, TV panelist (I've Got a Secret), dies at 75 in the year 1978.  

Jan 09   In the year 1978 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   In the year 1978 michael Bates, actor (Clockwork Orange, Salt & Pepper), dies at 57  

Jan 12   In the year 1978 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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