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Historical Events In 1978

Sunday, 28 February 2021

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

Mar 17   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 on this day in history.  

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

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

Mar 18   Faith Baldwin, US author (They Who Love), dies at 84 in the year 1978.  

Mar 18   In the year 1978 pakistani former premier Ali Bhutto sentenced to death  

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

Mar 19   Sally Little wins LPGA Kathryn Crosby/Honda Civic Golf Classic in the year 1978.  

Mar 22   France performs nuclear test on this day in history.  

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

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

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   Wings release "With a Little Luck" on this day in history.  

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

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

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

Mar 29   In the year 1978 jayasinghrao Mansinghrao Ghorpade, cricketer (8 Tests for India), dies  

Mar 30   "History of the American Film" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 21 perfs on this day in history.  

Mar 30   On this day in history george Paine, lefty cricket spinner (for England in WI 1935), dies  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Mar 31   On this day in history wings release "London Town" album  

Apr 03   50th Academy Awards - "Annie Hall", Rich Dreyfuss & Diane Keaton win on this day in history.  

Apr 03   European market & China signs trade agreement in the year 1978.  

Apr 03   In the year 1978 larry King moves his radio show from Miami FL to Washington DC  

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   Ernest Kanitz, composer, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

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

Apr 08   On this day in history ford C Frick, baseball commissioner, dies at 83  

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

Apr 09   W Liller discovers asteroid #2449 on this day in history.  

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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   In the year 1978 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   In the year 1978 birth of adrienne Parker, Miss Tennessee Teen USA (1996)  

Apr 19   In the year 1978 birth of whitney Metzler, 400m medley swimmer (Olympics-8th-96)  

Apr 19   Gabriel Heinze, Argentinian footballer was born in the year 1978.  

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 in the year 1978.  

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   John D Rockefeller III, US billionaire/philanthropist, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

Jan 11   On this day in history michael Bates, actor (Clockwork Orange, Salt & Pepper), dies at 57  

Jan 12   Nancy Spungen, stabbed to death by boyfriend Sid Vicious died in the year 1978.  

Jan 13   Hubert Humphrey, (Sen-D-Minn, VP), dies at 66 in Waverly, Minn on this day in history.  

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