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Historical Events In 1978

Thursday, 02 July 2020

May 13   On this day in history albert Roberts, cricketer (5 Tests for NZ, 7 wickets), dies  

May 13   In the year 1978 joie Chitwood drives a Chevette 5.6 miles on just 2 wheels  

May 17   John Selwyn Brooke Selwyn Lloyd, speaker of house of commons, dies in the year 1978.  

May 18   In the year 1978 italy legalizes abortion  

May 18   Russian dissident Yuri Orlov exiled to compulsory work in the year 1978.  

May 19   In the year 1978 george Gladstone, cricketer (one Test WI v England 1930), dies  

May 20   3 PFLP members kill a cop near El Al airlines in Orly Airport, Paris France on this day in history.  

May 20   US launches Pioneer Venus 1; produces first global radar map of Venus on this day in history.  

May 21   In the year 1978 118 Unification church couples wed in England  

May 21   On this day in history joseph EA "Jo" Spier, Dutch cartoonist/water color painter, dies at 77  

May 21   Yamada Mumon Roshi appointed head of Zen Rinzai Sect in the year 1978.  

May 22   On this day in history bjarne Brustad, composer, dies at 83  

May 23   On this day in history general strike in Peru  

May 24   Dutch Investment bill (WIR) law goes into effect on this day in history.  

May 25   On this day in history "Star Wars" released  

May 26   On this day in history the first legal casino east of the Mississippi opens in Atlantic City, New Jersey  

May 26   The first legal gambling casino opens in Atlantic City on this day in history.  

May 28   Al Unser became 5th to win Indianapolis 500 (average speed of 161.363 mph), 3 times on this day in history.  

May 29   In the year 1978 a 1 oz letter costs 15-cents to mail today, as the US post office raises the old rate by two cents  

May 29   On this day in history bob Crane, actor (Donna Reed Show, Hogan-Hogan's Heroes), dies at 49  

May 29   USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR on this day in history.  

Jun 05   On this day in history john Meulenhoff, Dutch publisher, dies at 71  

Jun 06   A Mrkos discovers asteroids #2199 Klet & #3339 in the year 1978.  

Jun 06   In the year 1978 california voters overwhelmingly approve Proposition 13, an initiative calling for major property tax cuts.  

Jun 06   In the year 1978 proposition 13 cuts California property taxes 57%  

Jun 07   Nadine Hernandez is born in California on this day in history.  

Jun 09   On this day in history gutenberg Bible (1 of 21) sells for $2.4 million, London  

Jun 09   Larry Holmes wins a decision over Ken Norton for the WBC crown on this day in history.  

Jun 12   On this day in history david Berkowitz sentenced in NY Supreme Court to 25 yrs to life  

Jun 12   In the year 1978 in Japan a 7.5 quake struck near the east coast of Honshu, Japan. The shock was centered about 909 kilometers east of Sendai  

Jun 14   On this day in history theodore Karyotakis, composer, dies at 74  

Jun 15   On this day in history anton Roosjen, politician/NCRV-chairman, dies at 83  

Jun 15   Jordan's King Hussein marries 26-year-old American Lisa Halaby, who becomes Queen Noor in the year 1978.  

Jun 15   In the year 1978 soyuz 29 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6; they stay 139 days  

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Famous Birthdays In 1978

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Mar 21   Charmaine Dragun, Australian news anchor (d.2007) was born in the year 1978.  

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   John Gall, American baseball player was born on this day in history.  

Apr 19   On this day in history 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   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 on this day in history.  

Jan 08   Walter Keirnan, TV panelist (I've Got a Secret), dies at 75 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 10   John D Rockefeller III, US billionaire/philanthropist, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

Jan 11   On this day in history michael Bates, actor (Clockwork Orange, Salt & Pepper), dies at 57  

Jan 12   In the year 1978 death of nancy Spungen, stabbed to death by boyfriend Sid Vicious  

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

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