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Historical Events In 1978

Friday, 30 September 2022

Jul 09   In the year 1978 l Chernykh discovers asteroid #2530 Shipka  

Jul 09   Nearly 100,000 demonstrators march on Wash DC for ERA on this day in history.  

Jul 10   E F Helinand E Shoemaker discovers asteroid #3484 on this day in history.  

Jul 10   Michel Gusikoff, composer, dies at 85 in the year 1978.  

Jul 10   Military coup in Mauritania in the year 1978.  

Jul 12   Sun Bank Building opens in the year 1978.  

Jul 13   Alexander Ginzburg sentenced by Soviet court to 8 years on this day in history.  

Jul 13   On this day in history antonio Veretti, composer, dies at 78  

Jul 13   On this day in history bBC bans Sex Pistols "No One is Innocent"  

Jul 13   Lee Iacocca fired as Ford Motor Pres by chairman Henry Ford II in the year 1978.  

Jul 13   On this day in history walter Poenisch completes swim of 207 km from Cuba to Florida  

Jul 14   In the year 1978 anatoly Shcharansky convicted of anti-Soviet agitation  

Jul 17   Thayer David, actor (Rocky, Roots, Savages), dies at 51 in the year 1978.  

Jul 18   Egyptian & Israeli officials begin 2 days of talks on this day in history.  

Jul 21   The final flight of the service acceptance trials for the AH-1T Cobra helicopter gunship was made at Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent Rive in the year 1978.  

Jul 21   US Postal Service & unions agree on a contract averting mail strike on this day in history.  

Jul 21   World's strongest dog, 80-kg St Bernard, pulls 2909-kg load 27 m in the year 1978.  

Jul 23   On this day in history israeli cabinet rejects Sadat's call for return of 2 Sinai areas  

Jul 24   "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" premeirs in NYC on this day in history.  

Jul 27   Aasan Ferit Alnar, composer, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

Jul 28   600,000 attend Watkins Glen Summer Jam in NY in the year 1978.  

Jul 28   Jan Willem van Otterloo, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Jul 28   Perth Observatory discovers asteroid #3188 & #3422 on this day in history.  

Jul 28   On this day in history price of gold tops $200-an-oz level for first time  

Jul 29   In the year 1978 600,000 attend "Summer Jam" rock festival, Watkins Glen, NY  

Jul 29   Penny Dean swims English Channel in record 7h40m in the year 1978.  

Jul 29   On this day in history pioneer 11 transmits images of Saturn & its rings  

Jul 29   In the year 1978 wesley La Violette, composer, dies at 84  

Jul 31   Carleton Percy Hobbs, actor (I Claudius, Dark Places), dies at 80 in the year 1978.  

Jul 31   Gunman shoots his way into the Iraqi Embassy in Paris on this day in history.  

Aug 02   In the year 1978 carlos Chavez y Ramires, Mexican composer, dies at 79  

Aug 03   In the year 1978 ezzedin Kalak, Palestinian PLO representative in Paris, murdered  

Aug 05   On this day in history queenie Smith, actress/dancer (Funny Side), dies at 79  

Aug 06   Edward Durrell Stone, US architect, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

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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 in the year 1978.  

Mar 21   In the year 1978 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   On this day in history birth of john Gall, American baseball player  

Apr 19   On this day in history birth of adrienne Parker, Miss Tennessee Teen USA (1996)  

Apr 19   In the year 1978 birth of whitney Metzler, 400m medley swimmer (Olympics-8th-96)  

Apr 19   In the year 1978 birth of gabriel Heinze, Argentinian footballer  

Famous Deaths In 1978

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 04   Willem Bruynzeel, Dutch timber/lumber/wood manufacturer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

Jan 06   In the year 1978 john D MacArthur, US insurance billionaire, dies at 80  

Jan 08   In the year 1978 walter Keirnan, TV panelist (I've Got a Secret), dies at 75  

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   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 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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