Historical Events In 1978
Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Nov 13 In the year 1978 nASA launches HEAO
Nov 15 183 die as Icelandic Airlines DC-8 crashes in Colombo, Sri Lanka on this day in history.
Nov 15 Margaret Mead, anthropologist (Thoughts & Female), dies in NY at 76 on this day in history.
Nov 16 Claude Dauphin, French actor (Les Miserables, Mado), dies at 75 in the year 1978.
Nov 17 Claude Dauphin, actor (Paris Precinct), dies at 75 on this day in history.
Nov 18 Jim Jones, US pastor, leader of Jonestown Cult, commits suicide on this day in history.
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 In the year 1978 american Airlines DC-10 crashes on takeoff from Chicago, kills 275
Nov 25 In the year 1978 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 George Moscone, (SF Mayor), shot by Dan White in the year 1978.
Nov 28 On this day in history andre Morell, actor (Hound of the Baskervilles), dies at 69
Nov 29 In the year 1978 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 in the year 1978.
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 On this day in history dianne Feinstein is named San Francisco first female mayor
Dec 04 Pioneer Venus 1 goes into orbit around Venus in the year 1978.
Dec 04 In the year 1978 samuel Abraham Goldsmith, Neth/US phycists, dies at 76
Dec 05 Pioneer Venus 1 begins orbiting Venus in the year 1978.
Dec 08 On this day in history golda Meir served as Israel's PM (1969-74, dies in Jerusalem at 80
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 on this day in history.
Dec 10 On this day in history 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 On this day in history 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 In the year 1978 clifton Chenier, US accordionist (Bayou Blues), dies at 53
Dec 13 Susan B Anthony dollar, first US coin to honor a woman, issued on this day in history.
Dec 15 Chill Wills, actor (Frontier Circus, Rounders), dies at 75 in the year 1978.
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.