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Historical Events In 1978

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

May 13   Albert Roberts, cricketer (5 Tests for NZ, 7 wickets), dies in the year 1978.  

May 13   Joie Chitwood drives a Chevette 5.6 miles on just 2 wheels in the year 1978.  

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   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 in the year 1978.  

May 20   In the year 1978 uS launches Pioneer Venus 1; produces first global radar map of Venus  

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   In the year 1978 yamada Mumon Roshi appointed head of Zen Rinzai Sect  

May 22   Bjarne Brustad, composer, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

May 23   On this day in history general strike in Peru  

May 24   Dutch Investment bill (WIR) law goes into effect in the year 1978.  

May 25   In the year 1978 "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   On this day in history the first legal gambling casino opens in Atlantic City  

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

May 29   On this day in history 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   Nadine Hernandez is born in California on this day in history.  

Jun 09   Gutenberg Bible (1 of 21) sells for $2.4 million, London in the year 1978.  

Jun 09   In the year 1978 larry Holmes wins a decision over Ken Norton for the WBC crown  

Jun 12   David Berkowitz sentenced in NY Supreme Court to 25 yrs to life on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Jun 15   Anton Roosjen, politician/NCRV-chairman, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Mar 21   On this day in history birth of kevin Federline, American dancer/hip hop artist  

Mar 21   In the year 1978 birth of cristian Guzm├ín, Dominican baseball player  

Mar 28   In the year 1978 birth of dino Ciani, Italian pianist (d. 1941)  

Apr 02   John Gall, American baseball player was born in the year 1978.  

Apr 19   In the year 1978 birth of adrienne Parker, Miss Tennessee Teen USA (1996)  

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 in the year 1978.  

Famous Deaths In 1978

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 04   In the year 1978 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   Eddie Gilbert, cricket (Aboriginal Qld quick got Don for a duck), dies in the year 1978.  

Jan 10   John D Rockefeller III, US billionaire/philanthropist, dies at 71 in the year 1978.  

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

Jan 12   On this day in history death of nancy Spungen, stabbed to death by boyfriend Sid Vicious  

Jan 13   On this day in history hubert Humphrey, (Sen-D-Minn, VP), dies at 66 in Waverly, Minn  

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