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Historical Events In 1978

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Jan 19   On this day in history eddie Mathews elected to Hall of Fame  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 19   Judge William H Webster appointed head of FBI on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 20   On this day in history columbia Pictures pays $9.5 million for movie rights to "Annie"  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 21   Bee Gees' "Saturday Night Fever" album goes #1 for 24 weeks on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 22   On this day in history herbert Sutcliffe, cricketer (54 Tests for England 4555 runs), dies  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 23   In the year 1978 belgian industrial Haron Empain kidnapped in Paris  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 23   Jack Oakie, actor (Great Dictator, Gang Buster), dies at 74 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 24   On this day in history a nuclear-powered Soviet satellite disintegrates as it falls into the atmosphere, spreading radioactive debris over parts of northern Canada.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 24   A Russian satellite accidently crashes in Canada's Northwest Territory on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 24   Nuclear-powered USSR satellite Cosmos 954 re-enters the Earth's atmosphere and disintegrates over the Northwest Territories, scattering radioactive debris over the barrens east of Great Slave Lake; Canadian Armed Forces launches operation to recover debris; USSR later pays Canada $3 million under a UN treaty covering costs of cleanup on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 25   In the year 1978 muriel Humphrey (D-MN) appointed to fill late husband's Senate seat  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 25   Tango Duke, dies in Australia at 42; oldest known thoroughbred horse on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 26   In the year 1978 international Ultraviolet Explorer placed in Earth orbit  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 26   Leo Genn, actor (Lady Chatterley's Lover, Henry V), dies at 72 in the year 1978.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 26   Mario Soares forms Portuguese government on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 26   On this day in history strikers riot in Tunisia, killing about 40  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 27   Marguerite Canal, composer, dies at 87 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 28   "Fantasy Island" starring Ricardo Montalban premieres on ABC TV in the year 1978.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 28   Ted Nugent autographs a fan's arm with his knife in the year 1978.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 29   Sweden is the first country to introduce a law banning the use of aerosol sprays harmful to the ozone layer in the year 1978.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 29   On this day in history tim McCoy, actor (Arizona Bound), dies at 86  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 30   In the year 1978 mutual Broadcasting Network begins airing Larry King Show on radio  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 31   Israel turns 3 military outposts in West Bank into civilian settlements on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 01   Director Roman Polanski skips bail & fled to France after pleading guilty to charges of engaging in sex with a 13-year-old girl on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 01   Harriet Tubman is first black woman honored on a US postage stamp on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 02   On this day in history wendy Barrie, TV hostess (Wendy Barrie Show), dies at 65  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 04   Bergen Evans, English professor ($64,000 Question), dies at 73 in the year 1978.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 05   Annie [Anna HM] Romein-Verschoor, Dutch historian (Omzien), dies at 83 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 05   On this day in history fred Newman makes 88 consecutive basketball free throws blindfolded  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 06   Muriel Humphrey fills the U.S. senate seat of her late husband, Minnesota senator and former U.S. Vice President, Hubert Humphrey on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 06   On this day in history snowstorm hits New England (54" (137cm))  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 07   Ethiopian offensive in Ogaden desert in the year 1978.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 08   On this day in history crown Prince Sad Abdallah al-Salim Al Sabah becomes PM of Kuwait  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 08   U.S. senate deliberations are broadcast live on radio for the first time in the year 1978.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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Mar 21   Charmaine Dragun, Australian news anchor (d.2007) was born in the year 1978.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Mar 21   Kevin Federline, American dancer/hip hop artist was born in the year 1978.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Mar 21   Cristian Guzmán, Dominican baseball player was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Mar 28   In the year 1978 birth of dino Ciani, Italian pianist (d. 1941)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 02   In the year 1978 birth of john Gall, American baseball player  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 19   In the year 1978 birth of adrienne Parker, Miss Tennessee Teen USA (1996)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 19   Whitney Metzler, 400m medley swimmer (Olympics-8th-96) was born in the year 1978.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 19   Gabriel Heinze, Argentinian footballer was born in the year 1978.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Famous Deaths In 1978

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 04   In the year 1978 willem Bruynzeel, Dutch timber/lumber/wood manufacturer, dies at 76  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 06   In the year 1978 john D MacArthur, US insurance billionaire, dies at 80  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 08   Walter Keirnan, TV panelist (I've Got a Secret), dies at 75 in the year 1978.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 09   On this day in history eddie Gilbert, cricket (Aboriginal Qld quick got Don for a duck), dies  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 10   John D Rockefeller III, US billionaire/philanthropist, dies at 71 in the year 1978.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 11   On this day in history michael Bates, actor (Clockwork Orange, Salt & Pepper), dies at 57  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 12   Nancy Spungen, stabbed to death by boyfriend Sid Vicious died in the year 1978.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 13   Hubert Humphrey, (Sen-D-Minn, VP), dies at 66 in Waverly, Minn on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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