Historical Events In 1978
Sunday, 01 October 2023
Jan 19 On this day in history eddie Mathews elected to Hall of Fame
Jan 19 Judge William H Webster appointed head of FBI on this day in history.
Jan 20 On this day in history columbia Pictures pays $9.5 million for movie rights to "Annie"
Jan 21 On this day in history bee Gees' "Saturday Night Fever" album goes #1 for 24 weeks
Jan 22 On this day in history herbert Sutcliffe, cricketer (54 Tests for England 4555 runs), dies
Jan 23 Belgian industrial Haron Empain kidnapped in Paris on this day in history.
Jan 23 Jack Oakie, actor (Great Dictator, Gang Buster), dies at 74 on this day in history.
Jan 24 In the year 1978 a nuclear-powered Soviet satellite disintegrates as it falls into the atmosphere, spreading radioactive debris over parts of northern Canada.
Jan 24 In the year 1978 a Russian satellite accidently crashes in Canada's Northwest Territory
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.
Jan 25 On this day in history muriel Humphrey (D-MN) appointed to fill late husband's Senate seat
Jan 25 In the year 1978 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 on this day in history.
Jan 26 In the year 1978 strikers riot in Tunisia, killing about 40
Jan 27 In the year 1978 marguerite Canal, composer, dies at 87
Jan 28 In the year 1978 "Fantasy Island" starring Ricardo Montalban premieres on ABC TV
Jan 28 In the year 1978 ted Nugent autographs a fan's arm with his knife
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.
Jan 29 In the year 1978 tim McCoy, actor (Arizona Bound), dies at 86
Jan 30 On this day in history mutual Broadcasting Network begins airing Larry King Show on radio
Jan 31 On this day in history israel turns 3 military outposts in West Bank into civilian settlements
Feb 01 On this day in history 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 in the year 1978.
Feb 02 In the year 1978 wendy Barrie, TV hostess (Wendy Barrie Show), dies at 65
Feb 04 Bergen Evans, English professor ($64,000 Question), dies at 73 on this day in history.
Feb 05 On this day in history annie [Anna HM] Romein-Verschoor, Dutch historian (Omzien), dies at 83
Feb 05 Fred Newman makes 88 consecutive basketball free throws blindfolded in the year 1978.
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 In the year 1978 snowstorm hits New England (54" (137cm))
Feb 07 Ethiopian offensive in Ogaden desert in the year 1978.
Feb 08 In the year 1978 crown Prince Sad Abdallah al-Salim Al Sabah becomes PM of Kuwait
Feb 08 U.S. senate deliberations are broadcast live on radio for the first time on this day in history.