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