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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.  

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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   On this day in history birth of kevin Federline, American dancer/hip hop artist  

Mar 21   Cristian Guzm├ín, Dominican baseball player was born in the year 1978.  

Mar 28   Dino Ciani, Italian pianist (d. 1941) was born in the year 1978.  

Apr 02   In the year 1978 birth of john Gall, American baseball player  

Apr 19   Adrienne Parker, Miss Tennessee Teen USA (1996) was born in the year 1978.  

Apr 19   Whitney Metzler, 400m medley swimmer (Olympics-8th-96) was born in the year 1978.  

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   On this day in history willem Bruynzeel, Dutch timber/lumber/wood manufacturer, dies at 76  

Jan 06   John D MacArthur, US insurance billionaire, dies at 80 in the year 1978.  

Jan 08   On this day in history 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   In the year 1978 death of nancy Spungen, stabbed to death by boyfriend Sid Vicious  

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

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