Historical Events In 1978
Saturday, 15 August 2020
Jan 19 Eddie Mathews elected to Hall of Fame on this day in history.
Jan 19 In the year 1978 judge William H Webster appointed head of FBI
Jan 20 Columbia Pictures pays $9.5 million for movie rights to "Annie" on this day in history.
Jan 21 In the year 1978 bee Gees' "Saturday Night Fever" album goes #1 for 24 weeks
Jan 22 Herbert Sutcliffe, cricketer (54 Tests for England 4555 runs), dies on this day in history.
Jan 23 On this day in history belgian industrial Haron Empain kidnapped in Paris
Jan 23 On this day in history jack Oakie, actor (Great Dictator, Gang Buster), dies at 74
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.
Jan 24 A Russian satellite accidently crashes in Canada's Northwest Territory in the year 1978.
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.
Jan 25 Muriel Humphrey (D-MN) appointed to fill late husband's Senate seat in the year 1978.
Jan 25 On this day in history tango Duke, dies in Australia at 42; oldest known thoroughbred horse
Jan 26 International Ultraviolet Explorer placed in Earth orbit on this day in history.
Jan 26 Leo Genn, actor (Lady Chatterley's Lover, Henry V), dies at 72 in the year 1978.
Jan 26 Mario Soares forms Portuguese government in the year 1978.
Jan 26 Strikers riot in Tunisia, killing about 40 in the year 1978.
Jan 27 In the year 1978 marguerite Canal, composer, dies at 87
Jan 28 On this day in history "Fantasy Island" starring Ricardo Montalban premieres on ABC TV
Jan 28 Ted Nugent autographs a fan's arm with his knife on this day in history.
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
Jan 29 Tim McCoy, actor (Arizona Bound), dies at 86 on this day in history.
Jan 30 Mutual Broadcasting Network begins airing Larry King Show on radio on this day in history.
Jan 31 Israel turns 3 military outposts in West Bank into civilian settlements in the year 1978.
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
Feb 01 Harriet Tubman is first black woman honored on a US postage stamp on this day in history.
Feb 02 On this day in history wendy Barrie, TV hostess (Wendy Barrie Show), dies at 65
Feb 04 Bergen Evans, English professor ($64,000 Question), dies at 73 in the year 1978.
Feb 05 Annie [Anna HM] Romein-Verschoor, Dutch historian (Omzien), dies at 83 on this day in history.
Feb 05 On this day in history fred Newman makes 88 consecutive basketball free throws blindfolded
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.
Feb 06 On this day in history snowstorm hits New England (54" (137cm))
Feb 07 Ethiopian offensive in Ogaden desert on this day in history.
Feb 08 Crown Prince Sad Abdallah al-Salim Al Sabah becomes PM of Kuwait in the year 1978.
Feb 08 In the year 1978 u.S. senate deliberations are broadcast live on radio for the first time.