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Historical Events In 1978

Thursday, 09 July 2020

Mar 17   George Dickinson, cricketer (8 wickets in 3 Tests for NZ), dies in the year 1978.  

Mar 17   In the year 1978 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   In the year 1978 reds don green uniforms for St Patricks Day  

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

Mar 22   On this day in history 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   Brackett Hamilton Leigh, [Douglass], author (Ginger Star), dies at 62 in the year 1978.  

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

Mar 25   In the year 1978 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   Jayasinghrao Mansinghrao Ghorpade, cricketer (8 Tests for India), dies on this day in history.  

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

Mar 30   George Paine, lefty cricket spinner (for England in WI 1935), dies on this day in history.  

Mar 31   On this day in history astrid Allwyn, actress (Love Affair, Girl for Calgary), dies at 68  

Mar 31   On this day in history biochemist Charles Best dies at age 79; co-discoverer of insulin, used to treat diabetes.  

Mar 31   In the year 1978 uSSR launches Kosmos 1000 navigational satellite  

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   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   Gino Contilli, composer, dies at 70 in the year 1978.  

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

Apr 09   Clough Williams-Ellis, Welsh architect (b.1883) in the year 1978.  

Apr 09   W Liller discovers asteroid #2449 in the year 1978.  

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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   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   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   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   In the year 1978 birth of gabriel Heinze, Argentinian footballer  

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   On this day in history walter Keirnan, TV panelist (I've Got a Secret), dies at 75  

Jan 09   Eddie Gilbert, cricket (Aboriginal Qld quick got Don for a duck), dies on this day in history.  

Jan 10   In the year 1978 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   In the year 1978 death of nancy Spungen, stabbed to death by boyfriend Sid Vicious  

Jan 13   On this day in history hubert Humphrey, (Sen-D-Minn, VP), dies at 66 in Waverly, Minn  

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