Historical Events In 1978
Friday, 18 September 2020
Mar 17 George Dickinson, cricketer (8 wickets in 3 Tests for NZ), dies in the year 1978.
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 On this day in history reds don green uniforms for St Patricks Day
Mar 18 250,000 attend rock concert California Jam II in Ontario CA in the year 1978.
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 in the year 1978.
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 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 In the year 1978 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 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 In the year 1978 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 on this day in history.
Mar 29 On this day in history 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 George Paine, lefty cricket spinner (for England in WI 1935), dies on this day in history.
Mar 31 Astrid Allwyn, actress (Love Affair, Girl for Calgary), dies at 68 on this day in history.
Mar 31 Biochemist Charles Best dies at age 79; co-discoverer of insulin, used to treat diabetes in the year 1978.
Mar 31 On this day in history uSSR launches Kosmos 1000 navigational satellite
Mar 31 Wings release "London Town" album in the year 1978.
Apr 03 On this day in history 50th Academy Awards - "Annie Hall", Rich Dreyfuss & Diane Keaton win
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 on this day in history.
Apr 04 On this day in history 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 On this day in history pres Carter defers production of the neutron bomb
Apr 08 Ford C Frick, baseball commissioner, dies at 83 in the year 1978.
Apr 09 In the year 1978 clough Williams-Ellis, Welsh architect (b.1883)
Apr 09 W Liller discovers asteroid #2449 on this day in history.