Historical Events In 1978
Saturday, 15 August 2020
Nov 13 In the year 1978 nASA launches HEAO
Nov 15 On this day in history 183 die as Icelandic Airlines DC-8 crashes in Colombo, Sri Lanka
Nov 15 On this day in history margaret Mead, anthropologist (Thoughts & Female), dies in NY at 76
Nov 16 In the year 1978 claude Dauphin, French actor (Les Miserables, Mado), dies at 75
Nov 17 In the year 1978 claude Dauphin, actor (Paris Precinct), dies at 75
Nov 18 In the year 1978 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 in the year 1978.
Nov 25 On this day in history american Airlines DC-10 crashes on takeoff from Chicago, kills 275
Nov 25 On this day in history thomas Hearns KOs Jerome Hill in 2 rounds in his 1st pro fight
Nov 26 On this day in history 10 die as fire erupts at Holiday Inn in Rochester, NY
Nov 27 George Moscone, (SF Mayor), shot by Dan White on this day in history.
Nov 28 Andre Morell, actor (Hound of the Baskervilles), dies at 69 on this day in history.
Nov 29 On this day in history alan Richardson, composer, dies at 74
Nov 29 In the year 1978 uN observes "international day of solidarity with the Palestinian people," boycotted by US andabout 20 other countries
Dec 01 President Carter more than doubles national park system size on this day in history.
Dec 02 Chanting "Allah is great," anti-Shah protesters poured through Tehran in the year 1978.
Dec 02 On this day in history streisand and Diamond's "You Don't Bring Me Flowers," goes #1
Dec 03 In the year 1978 william Grant Still, composer, dies at 83
Dec 04 In the year 1978 dianne Feinstein is named San Francisco first female mayor
Dec 04 On this day in history pioneer Venus 1 goes into orbit around Venus
Dec 04 On this day in history samuel Abraham Goldsmith, Neth/US phycists, dies at 76
Dec 05 Pioneer Venus 1 begins orbiting Venus on this day in history.
Dec 08 In the year 1978 golda Meir served as Israel's PM (1969-74, dies in Jerusalem at 80
Dec 08 Golda Meir, Israel's PM (1969-74), dies in Jerusalem at 80 in the year 1978.
Dec 09 On this day in history pioneer Venus 2 drops 5 probes into atmosphere of Venus
Dec 10 Edward D Wood Jr, director (Plan 9), dies of heart failure at 54 in the year 1978.
Dec 10 In the year 1978 in Oslo, Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat accept 1978 Nobel Peace Prize
Dec 11 In the year 1978 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
Dec 12 Clifton Chenier, US accordionist (Bayou Blues), dies at 53 in the year 1978.
Dec 13 On this day in history 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 Blanche Calloway, US singer/dancer/radio hostess, dies at 76 on this day in history.
Dec 16 Cleveland, Ohio, become the first city in the post-Depression era to default on its loans on this day in history.