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Historical Events In 1978

Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Jan 19   In the year 1978 eddie Mathews elected to Hall of Fame  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

Jan 20   Columbia Pictures pays $9.5 million for movie rights to "Annie" in the year 1978.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jan 24   On this day in history 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.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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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 WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 25   In the year 1978 tango Duke, dies in Australia at 42; oldest known thoroughbred horse  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 26   International Ultraviolet Explorer placed in Earth orbit on this day in history.  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 in the year 1978.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

Jan 27   Marguerite Canal, composer, dies at 87 in the year 1978.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

Jan 28   On this day in history ted Nugent autographs a fan's arm with his knife  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   In the year 1978 tim McCoy, actor (Arizona Bound), dies at 86  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

Jan 31   Israel turns 3 military outposts in West Bank into civilian settlements in the year 1978.  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   Wendy Barrie, TV hostess (Wendy Barrie Show), dies at 65 in the year 1978.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 04   Bergen Evans, English professor ($64,000 Question), dies at 73 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 05   In the year 1978 annie [Anna HM] Romein-Verschoor, Dutch historian (Omzien), dies at 83  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 05   In the year 1978 fred Newman makes 88 consecutive basketball free throws blindfolded  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 06   In the year 1978 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 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 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 08   In the year 1978 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   In the year 1978 birth of kevin Federline, American dancer/hip hop artist  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   On this day in history birth of dino Ciani, Italian pianist (d. 1941)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 02   John Gall, American baseball player was born in the year 1978.  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 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Famous Deaths In 1978

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

Jan 06   On this day in history john D MacArthur, US insurance billionaire, dies at 80  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

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

Jan 10   John D Rockefeller III, US billionaire/philanthropist, dies at 71 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

Jan 12   In the year 1978 death of nancy Spungen, stabbed to death by boyfriend Sid Vicious  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 13   In the year 1978 hubert Humphrey, (Sen-D-Minn, VP), dies at 66 in Waverly, Minn  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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