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Historical Events In 1978

Sunday, 28 February 2021

Jul 09   On this day in history l Chernykh discovers asteroid #2530 Shipka  

Jul 09   Nearly 100,000 demonstrators march on Wash DC for ERA in the year 1978.  

Jul 10   On this day in history e F Helinand E Shoemaker discovers asteroid #3484  

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

Jul 10   Military coup in Mauritania on this day in history.  

Jul 12   In the year 1978 sun Bank Building opens  

Jul 13   On this day in history alexander Ginzburg sentenced by Soviet court to 8 years  

Jul 13   Antonio Veretti, composer, dies at 78 in the year 1978.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Jul 14   Anatoly Shcharansky convicted of anti-Soviet agitation in the year 1978.  

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

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   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   In the year 1978 600,000 attend Watkins Glen Summer Jam in NY  

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

Jul 28   In the year 1978 perth Observatory discovers asteroid #3188 & #3422  

Jul 28   Price of gold tops $200-an-oz level for first time on this day in history.  

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

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   Wesley La Violette, composer, dies at 84 in the year 1978.  

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 in the year 1978.  

Aug 02   Carlos Chavez y Ramires, Mexican composer, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

Aug 03   Ezzedin Kalak, Palestinian PLO representative in Paris, murdered in the year 1978.  

Aug 05   Queenie Smith, actress/dancer (Funny Side), dies at 79 on this day in history.  

Aug 06   On this day in history edward Durrell Stone, US architect, dies at 76  

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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   Kevin Federline, American dancer/hip hop artist was born in the year 1978.  

Mar 21   Cristian Guzm├ín, Dominican baseball player was born in the year 1978.  

Mar 28   On this day in history birth of dino Ciani, Italian pianist (d. 1941)  

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

Apr 19   In the year 1978 birth of adrienne Parker, Miss Tennessee Teen USA (1996)  

Apr 19   Whitney Metzler, 400m medley swimmer (Olympics-8th-96) was born on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1978 willem Bruynzeel, Dutch timber/lumber/wood manufacturer, dies at 76  

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

Jan 08   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1978 hubert Humphrey, (Sen-D-Minn, VP), dies at 66 in Waverly, Minn  

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