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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.  

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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   Kevin Federline, American dancer/hip hop artist was born in the year 1978.  

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

Mar 28   Dino Ciani, Italian pianist (d. 1941) was born on this day in history.  

Apr 02   On this day in history birth of john Gall, American baseball player  

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

Apr 19   On this day in history birth of whitney Metzler, 400m medley swimmer (Olympics-8th-96)  

Apr 19   Gabriel Heinze, Argentinian footballer was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1978

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 04   Willem Bruynzeel, Dutch timber/lumber/wood manufacturer, dies at 76 in the year 1978.  

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

Jan 08   In the year 1978 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   John D Rockefeller III, US billionaire/philanthropist, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

Jan 11   Michael Bates, actor (Clockwork Orange, Salt & Pepper), dies at 57 in the year 1978.  

Jan 12   Nancy Spungen, stabbed to death by boyfriend Sid Vicious died on this day in history.  

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

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