Historical Events In 1978
Wednesday, 05 October 2022
Feb 09 On this day in history kimberly Leach, killed by Ted Bundy in Lake City Fla at 12
Feb 09 Ottawa orders 11 Soviet embassy officials deported for allegedly trying to infiltrate the RCMP Security Service on this day in history.
Feb 09 On this day in history ted Bundy kills Kimberly Leach, 12, Lake City FL; later executed
Feb 09 On this day in history the first satellite of the new Navy Fleet Satellite Communications System was launched. This system satisfies the need for worldwide tactical command control and communications for the entire fleet.
Feb 10 Frank C Carlucci succeeds John F Blake as deputy director of CIA in the year 1978.
Feb 11 In the year 1978 16 Unification church couples wed in New York NY
Feb 11 China lifts a ban on Aristotle, Shakespeare, & Dickens in the year 1978.
Feb 11 On this day in history eOKA organization disbands in Cyprus
Feb 11 James B Conant, headmaster (Harvard University), dies at 84 on this day in history.
Feb 11 In the year 1978 pacific Western Airlines aircraft crashes at Cranbrook, killing 43 people; snowplow on runway during PWA jet's landing
Feb 12 "Jesus Christ Superstar" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 96 performances in the year 1978.
Feb 12 In the year 1978 uS female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne
Feb 12 US male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner in the year 1978.
Feb 13 In the year 1978 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Feb 14 In the year 1978 first "micro on a chip" patented by Texas Instruments
Feb 15 On this day in history england all out 64 for first loss to New Zealand in cricket (Boycott Captain)
Feb 15 On this day in history escaped mass murderer Ted Bundy recaptured, Pensacola FL
Feb 15 In the year 1978 ilka Chase, actress (Masquerade Party), dies at 72
Feb 15 In a split decision, Leon Spinks takes the heavyweight boxing champion title away from defending champ Muhammad Ali on this day in history.
Feb 15 On this day in history zaire revises constitution
Feb 16 The first Computer Bulletin Board System (Ward & Randy's CBBS, Chicago) on this day in history.
Feb 18 On this day in history the first Iron Man Triathlon (swim, bike ride, marathon) held, Kona HI
Feb 20 4th People's Choice Awards Star Wars, Carol Burnett &Bob Hope on this day in history.
Feb 20 On this day in history egypt announces it is pulling its diplomats out of Cyprus
Feb 22 In the year 1978 2 tankers with propane gas explode killing 15 at Waverly TN
Feb 22 Ilka Chase, actress (Masquerade Party, Trials of O'Brien), dies at 74 in the year 1978.
Feb 23 20th Grammy Awards Hotel California, Fleetwood Mac, Debbie Boone win in the year 1978.
Feb 25 Daniel "Chappie" James Jr, retired Air Force general, dies at 58 on this day in history.
Feb 26 Ira Levin's "Deathtrap," premieres in New York NY in the year 1978.
Feb 27 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island in the year 1978.
Feb 27 Vadim Nikolayevich Salmanov, composer, dies at 65 in the year 1978.
Feb 28 In the year 1978 eric Frank Russell, sci-fi author (Hugo, Deep Space), dies at 73
Feb 28 In the year 1978 the Department of Defense authorized fullscale development of the Sikorsky Aircraft's SH-60B LAMPS MK III helicopter. The aircraft was designed primarily for antisubmarine and antiship missions and to be deployed aboard frigates, destroyers and cruisers.
Mar 01 Charlie Chaplin's coffin was stolen from a Swiss cemetery in the year 1978.