Historical Events In 1978
Sunday, 28 February 2021
May 13 On this day in history albert Roberts, cricketer (5 Tests for NZ, 7 wickets), dies
May 13 Joie Chitwood drives a Chevette 5.6 miles on just 2 wheels on this day in history.
May 17 John Selwyn Brooke Selwyn Lloyd, speaker of house of commons, dies on this day in history.
May 18 Italy legalizes abortion in the year 1978.
May 18 On this day in history russian dissident Yuri Orlov exiled to compulsory work
May 19 On this day in history george Gladstone, cricketer (one Test WI v England 1930), dies
May 20 On this day in history 3 PFLP members kill a cop near El Al airlines in Orly Airport, Paris France
May 20 US launches Pioneer Venus 1; produces first global radar map of Venus on this day in history.
May 21 118 Unification church couples wed in England on this day in history.
May 21 In the year 1978 joseph EA "Jo" Spier, Dutch cartoonist/water color painter, dies at 77
May 21 On this day in history yamada Mumon Roshi appointed head of Zen Rinzai Sect
May 22 Bjarne Brustad, composer, dies at 83 on this day in history.
May 23 In the year 1978 general strike in Peru
May 24 In the year 1978 dutch Investment bill (WIR) law goes into effect
May 25 In the year 1978 "Star Wars" released
May 26 The first legal casino east of the Mississippi opens in Atlantic City, New Jersey in the year 1978.
May 26 In the year 1978 the first legal gambling casino opens in Atlantic City
May 28 In the year 1978 al Unser became 5th to win Indianapolis 500 (average speed of 161.363 mph), 3 times
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 Bob Crane, actor (Donna Reed Show, Hogan-Hogan's Heroes), dies at 49 in the year 1978.
May 29 In the year 1978 uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
Jun 05 John Meulenhoff, Dutch publisher, dies at 71 on this day in history.
Jun 06 A Mrkos discovers asteroids #2199 Klet & #3339 on this day in history.
Jun 06 On this day in history california voters overwhelmingly approve Proposition 13, an initiative calling for major property tax cuts.
Jun 06 Proposition 13 cuts California property taxes 57% on this day in history.
Jun 07 On this day in history nadine Hernandez is born in California
Jun 09 On this day in history gutenberg Bible (1 of 21) sells for $2.4 million, London
Jun 09 In the year 1978 larry Holmes wins a decision over Ken Norton for the WBC crown
Jun 12 On this day in history david Berkowitz sentenced in NY Supreme Court to 25 yrs to life
Jun 12 In Japan a 7.5 quake struck near the east coast of Honshu, Japan. The shock was centered about 909 kilometers east of Sendai in the year 1978.
Jun 14 In the year 1978 theodore Karyotakis, composer, dies at 74
Jun 15 Anton Roosjen, politician/NCRV-chairman, dies at 83 on this day in history.
Jun 15 In the year 1978 jordan's King Hussein marries 26-year-old American Lisa Halaby, who becomes Queen Noor.
Jun 15 Soyuz 29 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6; they stay 139 days in the year 1978.