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Historical Events In 1978

Monday, 28 September 2020

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

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

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

May 18   Italy legalizes abortion on this day in history.  

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

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   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 in the year 1978.  

May 21   On this day in history 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   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   In the year 1978 the first legal gambling casino opens in Atlantic City  

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   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 in the year 1978.  

Jun 06   California voters overwhelmingly approve Proposition 13, an initiative calling for major property tax cuts on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history 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 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   Theodore Karyotakis, composer, dies at 74 in the year 1978.  

Jun 15   Anton Roosjen, politician/NCRV-chairman, dies at 83 in the year 1978.  

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

Jun 15   Soyuz 29 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6; they stay 139 days on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1978

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Mar 21   In the year 1978 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 in the year 1978.  

Mar 28   Dino Ciani, Italian pianist (d. 1941) was born on this day in history.  

Apr 02   In the year 1978 birth of john Gall, American baseball player  

Apr 19   Adrienne Parker, Miss Tennessee Teen USA (1996) was born on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history john D MacArthur, US insurance billionaire, dies at 80  

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

Jan 09   In the year 1978 eddie Gilbert, cricket (Aboriginal Qld quick got Don for a duck), dies  

Jan 10   In the year 1978 john D Rockefeller III, US billionaire/philanthropist, dies at 71  

Jan 11   Michael Bates, actor (Clockwork Orange, Salt & Pepper), dies at 57 on this day in history.  

Jan 12   Nancy Spungen, stabbed to death by boyfriend Sid Vicious died in the year 1978.  

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

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