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Historical Events In 1978

Monday, 10 May 2021

Mar 17   George Dickinson, cricketer (8 wickets in 3 Tests for NZ), dies on this day in history.  

Mar 17   On this day in history rCMP charge Toronto Sun editor Peter Worthington and publisher Donald Creighton with violating Official Secrets Act; published information from secret report on Soviet espionage activities in Canada  

Mar 17   Reds don green uniforms for St Patricks Day in the year 1978.  

Mar 18   250,000 attend rock concert California Jam II in Ontario CA on this day in history.  

Mar 18   In the year 1978 faith Baldwin, US author (They Who Love), dies at 84  

Mar 18   Pakistani former premier Ali Bhutto sentenced to death on this day in history.  

Mar 19   In the year 1978 50,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam against neutron bomb  

Mar 19   In the year 1978 sally Little wins LPGA Kathryn Crosby/Honda Civic Golf Classic  

Mar 22   In the year 1978 france performs nuclear test  

Mar 22   Karl Wallenda, falls to death walking high-wire in PR at 73 in the year 1978.  

Mar 22   Three prisoners emerge from St. Jerome prison with their six hostages after a two-week standoff, ending Canada's longest hostage-taking on this day in history.  

Mar 23   In the year 1978 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

Mar 24   In the year 1978 brackett Hamilton Leigh, [Douglass], author (Ginger Star), dies at 62  

Mar 24   On this day in history wings release "With a Little Luck"  

Mar 25   On this day in history jack Hulbert, actor (Bulldog Jack), dies at 85  

Mar 27   On this day in history bob Fosse's "Dancin'" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 1,774 performances  

Mar 27   Wilfred Pickles, actor (Billy Liar, Gay Dog), dies at 73 in the year 1978.  

Mar 29   On this day in history jayasinghrao Mansinghrao Ghorpade, cricketer (8 Tests for India), dies  

Mar 30   In the year 1978 "History of the American Film" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 21 perfs  

Mar 30   George Paine, lefty cricket spinner (for England in WI 1935), dies in the year 1978.  

Mar 31   In the year 1978 astrid Allwyn, actress (Love Affair, Girl for Calgary), dies at 68  

Mar 31   Biochemist Charles Best dies at age 79; co-discoverer of insulin, used to treat diabetes in the year 1978.  

Mar 31   USSR launches Kosmos 1000 navigational satellite on this day in history.  

Mar 31   In the year 1978 wings release "London Town" album  

Apr 03   50th Academy Awards - "Annie Hall", Rich Dreyfuss & Diane Keaton win in the year 1978.  

Apr 03   In the year 1978 european market & China signs trade agreement  

Apr 03   Larry King moves his radio show from Miami FL to Washington DC in the year 1978.  

Apr 04   In the year 1978 gino Contilli, composer, dies at 70  

Apr 06   In the year 1978 nicolas Nabokov, composer (Holy Devil), dies at 74  

Apr 07   On this day in history ernest Kanitz, composer, dies at 83  

Apr 07   In the year 1978 pres Carter defers production of the neutron bomb  

Apr 08   In the year 1978 ford C Frick, baseball commissioner, dies at 83  

Apr 09   Clough Williams-Ellis, Welsh architect (b.1883) on this day in history.  

Apr 09   In the year 1978 w Liller discovers asteroid #2449  

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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 on this day in history.  

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   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   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   In the year 1978 eddie Gilbert, cricket (Aboriginal Qld quick got Don for a duck), dies  

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

Jan 13   In the year 1978 hubert Humphrey, (Sen-D-Minn, VP), dies at 66 in Waverly, Minn  

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