Historical Events In 1978
Saturday, 15 August 2020
May 13 On this day in history albert Roberts, cricketer (5 Tests for NZ, 7 wickets), dies
May 13 In the year 1978 joie Chitwood drives a Chevette 5.6 miles on just 2 wheels
May 17 On this day in history john Selwyn Brooke Selwyn Lloyd, speaker of house of commons, dies
May 18 Italy legalizes abortion in the year 1978.
May 18 Russian dissident Yuri Orlov exiled to compulsory work on this day in history.
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 On this day in history uS launches Pioneer Venus 1; produces first global radar map of Venus
May 21 On this day in history 118 Unification church couples wed in England
May 21 Joseph EA "Jo" Spier, Dutch cartoonist/water color painter, dies at 77 in the year 1978.
May 21 On this day in history yamada Mumon Roshi appointed head of Zen Rinzai Sect
May 22 Bjarne Brustad, composer, dies at 83 on this day in history.
May 23 General strike in Peru in the year 1978.
May 24 Dutch Investment bill (WIR) law goes into effect on this day in history.
May 25 On this day in history "Star Wars" released
May 26 The first legal casino east of the Mississippi opens in Atlantic City, New Jersey in the year 1978.
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 on this day in history.
May 29 In the year 1978 bob Crane, actor (Donna Reed Show, Hogan-Hogan's Heroes), dies at 49
May 29 On this day in history uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
Jun 05 On this day in history john Meulenhoff, Dutch publisher, dies at 71
Jun 06 In the year 1978 a Mrkos discovers asteroids #2199 Klet & #3339
Jun 06 California voters overwhelmingly approve Proposition 13, an initiative calling for major property tax cuts on this day in history.
Jun 06 On this day in history proposition 13 cuts California property taxes 57%
Jun 07 On this day in history nadine Hernandez is born in California
Jun 09 On this day in history gutenberg Bible (1 of 21) sells for $2.4 million, London
Jun 09 In the year 1978 larry Holmes wins a decision over Ken Norton for the WBC crown
Jun 12 In the year 1978 david Berkowitz sentenced in NY Supreme Court to 25 yrs to life
Jun 12 In Japan a 7.5 quake struck near the east coast of Honshu, Japan. The shock was centered about 909 kilometers east of Sendai in the year 1978.
Jun 14 Theodore Karyotakis, composer, dies at 74 in the year 1978.
Jun 15 On this day in history 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 in the year 1978.
Jun 15 In the year 1978 soyuz 29 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6; they stay 139 days