Historical Events In 1978
Wednesday, 20 October 2021
Nov 13 NASA launches HEAO in the year 1978.
Nov 15 183 die as Icelandic Airlines DC-8 crashes in Colombo, Sri Lanka on this day in history.
Nov 15 In the year 1978 margaret Mead, anthropologist (Thoughts & Female), dies in NY at 76
Nov 16 On this day in history claude Dauphin, French actor (Les Miserables, Mado), dies at 75
Nov 17 On this day in history claude Dauphin, actor (Paris Precinct), dies at 75
Nov 18 On this day in history jim Jones, US pastor, leader of Jonestown Cult, commits suicide
Nov 18 Mass suicide in Peoples temple in Jonestown Guyana in the year 1978.
Nov 20 A satellite system for transmitting newspaper content was dedicated on this day in 1978. The system transmitted The Wall Street Journal from where it was typeset in Massachusetts to Orlando, Florida, at a rate of 3.5 minutes per page on this day in history.
Nov 25 American Airlines DC-10 crashes on takeoff from Chicago, kills 275 in the year 1978.
Nov 25 On this day in history thomas Hearns KOs Jerome Hill in 2 rounds in his 1st pro fight
Nov 26 10 die as fire erupts at Holiday Inn in Rochester, NY on this day in history.
Nov 27 In the year 1978 george Moscone, (SF Mayor), shot by Dan White
Nov 28 Andre Morell, actor (Hound of the Baskervilles), dies at 69 in the year 1978.
Nov 29 In the year 1978 alan Richardson, composer, dies at 74
Nov 29 UN observes "international day of solidarity with the Palestinian people," boycotted by US andabout 20 other countries on this day in history.
Dec 01 On this day in history president Carter more than doubles national park system size
Dec 02 Chanting "Allah is great," anti-Shah protesters poured through Tehran in the year 1978.
Dec 02 In the year 1978 streisand and Diamond's "You Don't Bring Me Flowers," goes #1
Dec 03 William Grant Still, composer, dies at 83 on this day in history.
Dec 04 In the year 1978 dianne Feinstein is named San Francisco first female mayor
Dec 04 Pioneer Venus 1 goes into orbit around Venus on this day in history.
Dec 04 Samuel Abraham Goldsmith, Neth/US phycists, dies at 76 in the year 1978.
Dec 05 On this day in history pioneer Venus 1 begins orbiting Venus
Dec 08 Golda Meir served as Israel's PM (1969-74, dies in Jerusalem at 80 in the year 1978.
Dec 08 In the year 1978 golda Meir, Israel's PM (1969-74), dies in Jerusalem at 80
Dec 09 Pioneer Venus 2 drops 5 probes into atmosphere of Venus in the year 1978.
Dec 10 In the year 1978 edward D Wood Jr, director (Plan 9), dies of heart failure at 54
Dec 10 In Oslo, Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat accept 1978 Nobel Peace Prize on this day in history.
Dec 11 6 masked men bound 10 employees at Lufthansa cargo area at New York Kennedy Airport and made off with $5.8 M in cash and jewelry on this day in history.
Dec 12 Clifton Chenier, US accordionist (Bayou Blues), dies at 53 on this day in history.
Dec 13 In the year 1978 susan B Anthony dollar, first US coin to honor a woman, issued
Dec 15 On this day in history chill Wills, actor (Frontier Circus, Rounders), dies at 75
Dec 16 In the year 1978 blanche Calloway, US singer/dancer/radio hostess, dies at 76
Dec 16 In the year 1978 cleveland, Ohio, become the first city in the post-Depression era to default on its loans.