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Historical Events In 1978

Friday, 14 May 2021

May 13   Albert Roberts, cricketer (5 Tests for NZ, 7 wickets), dies on this day in history.  

May 13   Joie Chitwood drives a Chevette 5.6 miles on just 2 wheels on this day in history.  

May 17   On this day in history john Selwyn Brooke Selwyn Lloyd, speaker of house of commons, dies  

May 18   On this day in history italy legalizes abortion  

May 18   In the year 1978 russian dissident Yuri Orlov exiled to compulsory work  

May 19   George Gladstone, cricketer (one Test WI v England 1930), dies in the year 1978.  

May 20   In the year 1978 3 PFLP members kill a cop near El Al airlines in Orly Airport, Paris France  

May 20   On this day in history uS launches Pioneer Venus 1; produces first global radar map of Venus  

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

May 21   In the year 1978 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   General strike in Peru on this day in history.  

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

May 25   On this day in history "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   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   A 1 oz letter costs 15-cents to mail today, as the US post office raises the old rate by two cents in the year 1978.  

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 in the year 1978.  

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

Jun 06   A Mrkos discovers asteroids #2199 Klet & #3339 on this day in history.  

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

Jun 06   Proposition 13 cuts California property taxes 57% on this day in history.  

Jun 07   Nadine Hernandez is born in California in the year 1978.  

Jun 09   Gutenberg Bible (1 of 21) sells for $2.4 million, London on this day in history.  

Jun 09   Larry Holmes wins a decision over Ken Norton for the WBC crown in the year 1978.  

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

Jun 12   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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.  

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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 on this day in history.  

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

Apr 02   John Gall, American baseball player was born on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history birth of gabriel Heinze, Argentinian footballer  

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   Walter Keirnan, TV panelist (I've Got a Secret), dies at 75 in the year 1978.  

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 in the year 1978.  

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

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