Historical Events In 1978
Wednesday, 20 October 2021
Aug 06 On this day in history pope Paul VI dies of heart attack at summer residence at 80
Aug 07 Franz Alphons Wolpert, composer, dies at 60 in the year 1978.
Aug 07 In the year 1978 thousands of mourners file past the body of Pope Paul VI
Aug 09 On this day in history james G Cozzens, US writer (Guard of Honor, Pulitzer), dies at 74
Aug 11 In the year 1978 funeral of Pope Paul VI
Aug 12 Arron Marshall completes a record shower of 336 hours on this day in history.
Aug 15 Harrison Kerr, composer, dies at 80 in the year 1978.
Aug 16 Alidius WL Tjarda van Stachouwer, gov-gen of Neth Indies, dies at 90 on this day in history.
Aug 17 The first manned balloon crossing of Atlantic Ocean (Eagle II) in the year 1978.
Aug 18 Memphis, Tenn, settles with striking police officers andfirefighters on this day in history.
Aug 19 422 die in an arson fire at a movie theater in Iran in the year 1978.
Aug 19 First transatlantic balloon crossing in history finishes in Paris in the year 1978.
Aug 20 Gunmen open fire on an Israeli El Al Airline bus in London on this day in history.
Aug 20 Ivan Jirko, composer, dies at 51 in the year 1978.
Aug 21 On this day in history charles Eames, US chair manufacturer, dies at 71
Aug 22 On this day in history ignazio Silone, Italian author (Fontamara, Pane e vino), dies at 78
Aug 22 On this day in history tear gas used to quell riot by 150 prisoners in Sydney's Long Bay Jail who set fire to their cells
Aug 24 Louis Prima, singer, dies at 66 on this day in history.
Aug 26 In the year 1978 cardinal Albino Luciani of Venice becomes Pope John Paul I
Aug 26 Charles Boyer, actor (Gaslight, Rogues), dies at 78 in the year 1978.
Aug 26 In the year 1978 john Paul I (formerly Cardinal Albino Luciani of Venice) is elected Pope of the Roman Catholic church, following the death of Paul VI.
Aug 26 In the year 1978 soyuz 31 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 East German) to Salyut 6
Aug 27 Robert Shaw, actor (Dan-Buccaneers), dies of heart attack at 51 on this day in history.
Aug 28 In the year 1978 bruce Catton, US historian/writer (Civil War), dies at 78
Aug 28 Donald Vesco rode 21'-long Kawasaki motorcycle at 318.598 mph in the year 1978.
Aug 31 Symbionese Liberation Army founders William & Emily Harris plead guilty to 1974 kidnapping of newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst in the year 1978.
Sep 01 In the year 1978 jacqueline Smith of Great Britain scores 10 straight dead center strikes on a 4" disk in World Parachute Championships in Yugoslavia
Sep 01 Olga de Haas, Dutch ballerina, dies at 33 in the year 1978.
Sep 02 George Harrison marries Olivia on this day in history.
Sep 02 Graham Salmon set the worlds record for 100 meters by a blind man on this day in history.
Sep 02 In the year 1978 john McClain performs 180 outside loops in an airplane over Houston
Sep 03 In the year 1978 crew of Soyuz 31 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 29
Sep 03 On this day in history pope John Paul I officially installed as 264th supreme pontiff
Sep 05 In the year 1978 sadat, Begin &Carter began peace conference at Camp David, Md