Historical Events In 1978
Saturday, 15 August 2020
Oct 11 In the year 1978 aristides Royo elected president of Panama
Oct 11 Nancy Spungen, killed by boyfriend Six Vicious in NYC in the year 1978.
Oct 12 Representatives of Israel and Egypt open talks in Washington in the year 1978.
Oct 13 James Earl Ray, assassin of Martin Luther King weds Anna Sandhu in the year 1978.
Oct 13 On this day in history tiros N, US's First 3rd generation weather satellite, is launched
Oct 14 First TV movie from a TV series-"Rescue from Gilligan's Island" in the year 1978.
Oct 16 Dan Dailey, dancer/actor (Gov Drinkwater-Governor & JJ), dies at 63 in the year 1978.
Oct 16 On this day in history polish Cardinal Karol Wojtyla elected supreme pontiff-John Paul II
Oct 18 On this day in history frank Woolley, cricketer (58,969 1st-class runs), dies
Oct 19 Gig Young, American actor, kills his bride of 3 weeks and commits suicide at 64 on this day in history.
Oct 21 On this day in history anastas I Mikojan, Russian politician, dies at 83
Oct 22 In the year 1978 laugh-in's Judy Carne arrested at Gatwick Airport for drug possession
Oct 23 In the year 1978 maybelle Carter, country singer (Johnny Cash Show), dies at 69
Oct 25 Israeli Cabinet approves "in principle," a draft compromise peace on this day in history.
Oct 26 In the year 1978 george Grant, cricketer (WI Test captain through early 1930's), dies
Oct 27 Begin & Sadat win the Nobel Peace prize in the year 1978.
Oct 27 President Carter signs Hawkins-Humphrey full employment bill on this day in history.
Oct 30 Laura Nickel &Curt Noll find 25th Mersenne prime, 2 ^ 21701-1 on this day in history.
Nov 02 Crew of Soyuz 29 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 31 in the year 1978.
Nov 03 UK grants Dominica independence (National Day) in the year 1978.
Nov 04 Iranian troops fire on anti-Shah student protesters by Tehran U in the year 1978.
Nov 05 Denis O'Dea, actor (Capt Horatio Hornblower), dies at 73 in the year 1978.
Nov 05 On this day in history iranian PM Jaafar Sharif-Emami resigns to Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi
Nov 06 Flora Campbell, actress (Faraway Hill, Date With Judy), dies at 67 on this day in history.
Nov 06 In the year 1978 shah of Iran places Iran under military rule
Nov 07 In the year 1978 gene Tunney, former heavyweight boxing champ (1926-28), dies at 80
Nov 08 Norman Rockwell artist, dies in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, at 84 in the year 1978.
Nov 08 Norman Rockwell, artist (Saturday Evening Post covers), dies at 84 on this day in history.
Nov 09 On this day in history joe Wong, actor (Ken Murray Show), dies at 75
Nov 09 On this day in history the U.S. Marine Corps' newest light attack aircraft, the AV-8B, flew for the first time at McDonnell Douglas Corporation in St. Louis. The AV-8B Harrier had more than double the payload and radius of its predecessor, the AV-8A.
Nov 10 In the year 1978 israel's top negotiators broke away from Middle East peace talks
Nov 10 In the year 1978 linda Scott, actress (Escape from Hell Island), dies at 28
Nov 12 In the year 1978 howard Swanson, composer, dies at 71
Nov 13 In the year 1978 george Hearne, S Afr cricketer (open bat in 3 Tests 1922-24), dies