Historical Events In 1978
Wednesday, 18 May 2022
Mar 17 In the year 1978 george Dickinson, cricketer (8 wickets in 3 Tests for NZ), dies
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 In the year 1978 250,000 attend rock concert California Jam II in Ontario CA
Mar 18 Faith Baldwin, US author (They Who Love), dies at 84 on this day in history.
Mar 18 On this day in history pakistani former premier Ali Bhutto sentenced to death
Mar 19 On this day in history 50,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam against neutron bomb
Mar 19 Sally Little wins LPGA Kathryn Crosby/Honda Civic Golf Classic on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
Mar 22 Three prisoners emerge from St. Jerome prison with their six hostages after a two-week standoff, ending Canada's longest hostage-taking in the year 1978.
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 In the year 1978 wings release "With a Little Luck"
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 In the year 1978 wilfred Pickles, actor (Billy Liar, Gay Dog), dies at 73
Mar 29 Jayasinghrao Mansinghrao Ghorpade, cricketer (8 Tests for India), dies on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
Mar 31 USSR launches Kosmos 1000 navigational satellite in the year 1978.
Mar 31 Wings release "London Town" album in the year 1978.
Apr 03 In the year 1978 50th Academy Awards - "Annie Hall", Rich Dreyfuss & Diane Keaton win
Apr 03 European market & China signs trade agreement on this day in history.
Apr 03 In the year 1978 larry King moves his radio show from Miami FL to Washington DC
Apr 04 On this day in history gino Contilli, composer, dies at 70
Apr 06 Nicolas Nabokov, composer (Holy Devil), dies at 74 on this day in history.
Apr 07 On this day in history ernest Kanitz, composer, dies at 83
Apr 07 On this day in history 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.