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Historical Events In 1978

Sunday, 09 May 2021

Jul 09   L Chernykh discovers asteroid #2530 Shipka on this day in history.  

Jul 09   In the year 1978 nearly 100,000 demonstrators march on Wash DC for ERA  

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

Jul 10   Michel Gusikoff, composer, dies at 85 on this day in history.  

Jul 10   In the year 1978 military coup in Mauritania  

Jul 12   In the year 1978 sun Bank Building opens  

Jul 13   Alexander Ginzburg sentenced by Soviet court to 8 years in the year 1978.  

Jul 13   In the year 1978 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   Walter Poenisch completes swim of 207 km from Cuba to Florida in the year 1978.  

Jul 14   Anatoly Shcharansky convicted of anti-Soviet agitation on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1978.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jul 21   US Postal Service & unions agree on a contract averting mail strike in the year 1978.  

Jul 21   World's strongest dog, 80-kg St Bernard, pulls 2909-kg load 27 m on this day in history.  

Jul 23   Israeli cabinet rejects Sadat's call for return of 2 Sinai areas on this day in history.  

Jul 24   "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" premeirs in NYC in the year 1978.  

Jul 27   Aasan Ferit Alnar, composer, dies at 72 in the year 1978.  

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

Jul 28   In the year 1978 jan Willem van Otterloo, composer, dies at 70  

Jul 28   On this day in history perth Observatory discovers asteroid #3188 & #3422  

Jul 28   Price of gold tops $200-an-oz level for first time in the year 1978.  

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

Jul 29   In the year 1978 penny Dean swims English Channel in record 7h40m  

Jul 29   In the year 1978 pioneer 11 transmits images of Saturn & its rings  

Jul 29   On this day in history wesley La Violette, composer, dies at 84  

Jul 31   In the year 1978 carleton Percy Hobbs, actor (I Claudius, Dark Places), dies at 80  

Jul 31   On this day in history gunman shoots his way into the Iraqi Embassy in Paris  

Aug 02   Carlos Chavez y Ramires, Mexican composer, dies at 79 in the year 1978.  

Aug 03   On this day in history 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   On this day in history birth of charmaine Dragun, Australian news anchor (d.2007)  

Mar 21   Kevin Federline, American dancer/hip hop artist was born on this day in history.  

Mar 21   On this day in history birth of cristian Guzm├ín, Dominican baseball player  

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   Whitney Metzler, 400m medley swimmer (Olympics-8th-96) was born in the year 1978.  

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

Jan 09   On this day in history 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   In the year 1978 michael Bates, actor (Clockwork Orange, Salt & Pepper), dies at 57  

Jan 12   Nancy Spungen, stabbed to death by boyfriend Sid Vicious died on this day in history.  

Jan 13   Hubert Humphrey, (Sen-D-Minn, VP), dies at 66 in Waverly, Minn in the year 1978.  

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