Historical Events In 1978
Tuesday, 27 October 2020
Mar 17 In the year 1978 george Dickinson, cricketer (8 wickets in 3 Tests for NZ), dies
Mar 17 RCMP charge Toronto Sun editor Peter Worthington and publisher Donald Creighton with violating Official Secrets Act; published information from secret report on Soviet espionage activities in Canada on this day in history.
Mar 17 Reds don green uniforms for St Patricks Day on this day in history.
Mar 18 On this day in history 250,000 attend rock concert California Jam II in Ontario CA
Mar 18 Faith Baldwin, US author (They Who Love), dies at 84 in the year 1978.
Mar 18 Pakistani former premier Ali Bhutto sentenced to death on this day in history.
Mar 19 50,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam against neutron bomb in the year 1978.
Mar 19 Sally Little wins LPGA Kathryn Crosby/Honda Civic Golf Classic in the year 1978.
Mar 22 France performs nuclear test in the year 1978.
Mar 22 Karl Wallenda, falls to death walking high-wire in PR at 73 in the year 1978.
Mar 22 Three prisoners emerge from St. Jerome prison with their six hostages after a two-week standoff, ending Canada's longest hostage-taking in the year 1978.
Mar 23 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.
Mar 24 Brackett Hamilton Leigh, [Douglass], author (Ginger Star), dies at 62 on this day in history.
Mar 24 In the year 1978 wings release "With a Little Luck"
Mar 25 Jack Hulbert, actor (Bulldog Jack), dies at 85 in the year 1978.
Mar 27 On this day in history bob Fosse's "Dancin'" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 1,774 performances
Mar 27 In the year 1978 wilfred Pickles, actor (Billy Liar, Gay Dog), dies at 73
Mar 29 Jayasinghrao Mansinghrao Ghorpade, cricketer (8 Tests for India), dies on this day in history.
Mar 30 "History of the American Film" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 21 perfs on this day in history.
Mar 30 On this day in history george Paine, lefty cricket spinner (for England in WI 1935), dies
Mar 31 Astrid Allwyn, actress (Love Affair, Girl for Calgary), dies at 68 in the year 1978.
Mar 31 Biochemist Charles Best dies at age 79; co-discoverer of insulin, used to treat diabetes on this day in history.
Mar 31 On this day in history uSSR launches Kosmos 1000 navigational satellite
Mar 31 On this day in history wings release "London Town" album
Apr 03 In the year 1978 50th Academy Awards - "Annie Hall", Rich Dreyfuss & Diane Keaton win
Apr 03 In the year 1978 european market & China signs trade agreement
Apr 03 Larry King moves his radio show from Miami FL to Washington DC in the year 1978.
Apr 04 Gino Contilli, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.
Apr 06 Nicolas Nabokov, composer (Holy Devil), dies at 74 in the year 1978.
Apr 07 Ernest Kanitz, composer, dies at 83 in the year 1978.
Apr 07 Pres Carter defers production of the neutron bomb on this day in history.
Apr 08 Ford C Frick, baseball commissioner, dies at 83 on this day in history.
Apr 09 Clough Williams-Ellis, Welsh architect (b.1883) on this day in history.
Apr 09 On this day in history w Liller discovers asteroid #2449