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Historical Events In 1978

Saturday, 15 August 2020

Jan 19   Eddie Mathews elected to Hall of Fame on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 19   In the year 1978 judge William H Webster appointed head of FBI  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 20   Columbia Pictures pays $9.5 million for movie rights to "Annie" on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 21   In the year 1978 bee Gees' "Saturday Night Fever" album goes #1 for 24 weeks  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 22   Herbert Sutcliffe, cricketer (54 Tests for England 4555 runs), dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 23   On this day in history belgian industrial Haron Empain kidnapped in Paris  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 23   On this day in history jack Oakie, actor (Great Dictator, Gang Buster), dies at 74  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 24   A nuclear-powered Soviet satellite disintegrates as it falls into the atmosphere, spreading radioactive debris over parts of northern Canada in the year 1978.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 24   A Russian satellite accidently crashes in Canada's Northwest Territory in the year 1978.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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 in the year 1978.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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Jan 25   Muriel Humphrey (D-MN) appointed to fill late husband's Senate seat in the year 1978.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 25   On this day in history tango Duke, dies in Australia at 42; oldest known thoroughbred horse  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 26   International Ultraviolet Explorer placed in Earth orbit on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

Jan 26   Mario Soares forms Portuguese government in the year 1978.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 26   Strikers riot in Tunisia, killing about 40 in the year 1978.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 27   In the year 1978 marguerite Canal, composer, dies at 87  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 28   On this day in history "Fantasy Island" starring Ricardo Montalban premieres on ABC TV  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 28   Ted Nugent autographs a fan's arm with his knife on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 29   In the year 1978 sweden is the first country to introduce a law banning the use of aerosol sprays harmful to the ozone layer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 29   Tim McCoy, actor (Arizona Bound), dies at 86 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 30   Mutual Broadcasting Network begins airing Larry King Show on radio on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 31   Israel turns 3 military outposts in West Bank into civilian settlements in the year 1978.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Feb 01   In the year 1978 director Roman Polanski skips bail & fled to France after pleading guilty to charges of engaging in sex with a 13-year-old girl  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feb 07   Ethiopian offensive in Ogaden desert on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Feb 08   Crown Prince Sad Abdallah al-Salim Al Sabah becomes PM of Kuwait in the year 1978.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Feb 08   In the year 1978 u.S. senate deliberations are broadcast live on radio for the first time.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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Mar 21   Charmaine Dragun, Australian news anchor (d.2007) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Mar 21   On this day in history birth of kevin Federline, American dancer/hip hop artist  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Mar 21   On this day in history birth of cristian Guzmán, Dominican baseball player  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Mar 28   Dino Ciani, Italian pianist (d. 1941) was born in the year 1978.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Apr 02   John Gall, American baseball player was born in the year 1978.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

Apr 19   Whitney Metzler, 400m medley swimmer (Olympics-8th-96) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Apr 19   In the year 1978 birth of gabriel Heinze, Argentinian footballer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Famous Deaths In 1978

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Jan 04   Willem Bruynzeel, Dutch timber/lumber/wood manufacturer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 06   John D MacArthur, US insurance billionaire, dies at 80 in the year 1978.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 08   On this day in history walter Keirnan, TV panelist (I've Got a Secret), dies at 75  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 09   Eddie Gilbert, cricket (Aboriginal Qld quick got Don for a duck), dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 10   In the year 1978 john D Rockefeller III, US billionaire/philanthropist, dies at 71  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

Jan 12   On this day in history death of nancy Spungen, stabbed to death by boyfriend Sid Vicious  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 13   Hubert Humphrey, (Sen-D-Minn, VP), dies at 66 in Waverly, Minn in the year 1978.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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