Historical Events In 1978
Sunday, 24 October 2021
May 13 Albert Roberts, cricketer (5 Tests for NZ, 7 wickets), dies on this day in history.
May 13 On this day in history joie Chitwood drives a Chevette 5.6 miles on just 2 wheels
May 17 John Selwyn Brooke Selwyn Lloyd, speaker of house of commons, dies in the year 1978.
May 18 On this day in history italy legalizes abortion
May 18 Russian dissident Yuri Orlov exiled to compulsory work in the year 1978.
May 19 On this day in history george Gladstone, cricketer (one Test WI v England 1930), dies
May 20 3 PFLP members kill a cop near El Al airlines in Orly Airport, Paris France in the year 1978.
May 20 US launches Pioneer Venus 1; produces first global radar map of Venus in the year 1978.
May 21 118 Unification church couples wed in England on this day in history.
May 21 Joseph EA "Jo" Spier, Dutch cartoonist/water color painter, dies at 77 in the year 1978.
May 21 Yamada Mumon Roshi appointed head of Zen Rinzai Sect in the year 1978.
May 22 Bjarne Brustad, composer, dies at 83 in the year 1978.
May 23 General strike in Peru in the year 1978.
May 24 On this day in history dutch Investment bill (WIR) law goes into effect
May 25 "Star Wars" released on this day in history.
May 26 In the year 1978 the first legal casino east of the Mississippi opens in Atlantic City, New Jersey
May 26 In the year 1978 the first legal gambling casino opens in Atlantic City
May 28 Al Unser became 5th to win Indianapolis 500 (average speed of 161.363 mph), 3 times on this day in history.
May 29 A 1 oz letter costs 15-cents to mail today, as the US post office raises the old rate by two cents in the year 1978.
May 29 On this day in history bob Crane, actor (Donna Reed Show, Hogan-Hogan's Heroes), dies at 49
May 29 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR on this day in history.
Jun 05 John Meulenhoff, Dutch publisher, dies at 71 on this day in history.
Jun 06 A Mrkos discovers asteroids #2199 Klet & #3339 in the year 1978.
Jun 06 In the year 1978 california voters overwhelmingly approve Proposition 13, an initiative calling for major property tax cuts.
Jun 06 In the year 1978 proposition 13 cuts California property taxes 57%
Jun 07 In the year 1978 nadine Hernandez is born in California
Jun 09 In the year 1978 gutenberg Bible (1 of 21) sells for $2.4 million, London
Jun 09 Larry Holmes wins a decision over Ken Norton for the WBC crown in the year 1978.
Jun 12 David Berkowitz sentenced in NY Supreme Court to 25 yrs to life in the year 1978.
Jun 12 In the year 1978 in Japan a 7.5 quake struck near the east coast of Honshu, Japan. The shock was centered about 909 kilometers east of Sendai
Jun 14 On this day in history theodore Karyotakis, composer, dies at 74
Jun 15 In the year 1978 anton Roosjen, politician/NCRV-chairman, dies at 83
Jun 15 Jordan's King Hussein marries 26-year-old American Lisa Halaby, who becomes Queen Noor on this day in history.
Jun 15 Soyuz 29 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6; they stay 139 days on this day in history.