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Sunday, 24 October 2021

May 13   Albert Roberts, cricketer (5 Tests for NZ, 7 wickets), dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 13   On this day in history joie Chitwood drives a Chevette 5.6 miles on just 2 wheels  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 17   John Selwyn Brooke Selwyn Lloyd, speaker of house of commons, dies in the year 1978.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 18   On this day in history italy legalizes abortion  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 18   Russian dissident Yuri Orlov exiled to compulsory work in the year 1978.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 19   On this day in history george Gladstone, cricketer (one Test WI v England 1930), dies  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 20   3 PFLP members kill a cop near El Al airlines in Orly Airport, Paris France in the year 1978.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 20   US launches Pioneer Venus 1; produces first global radar map of Venus in the year 1978.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 21   118 Unification church couples wed in England on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 21   Joseph EA "Jo" Spier, Dutch cartoonist/water color painter, dies at 77 in the year 1978.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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May 21   Yamada Mumon Roshi appointed head of Zen Rinzai Sect in the year 1978.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 22   Bjarne Brustad, composer, dies at 83 in the year 1978.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 23   General strike in Peru in the year 1978.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 24   On this day in history dutch Investment bill (WIR) law goes into effect  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 25   "Star Wars" released on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 26   In the year 1978 the first legal casino east of the Mississippi opens in Atlantic City, New Jersey  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 26   In the year 1978 the first legal gambling casino opens in Atlantic City  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 28   Al Unser became 5th to win Indianapolis 500 (average speed of 161.363 mph), 3 times on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 29   On this day in history bob Crane, actor (Donna Reed Show, Hogan-Hogan's Heroes), dies at 49  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 29   USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 05   John Meulenhoff, Dutch publisher, dies at 71 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 06   A Mrkos discovers asteroids #2199 Klet & #3339 in the year 1978.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 06   In the year 1978 california voters overwhelmingly approve Proposition 13, an initiative calling for major property tax cuts.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 06   In the year 1978 proposition 13 cuts California property taxes 57%  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 07   In the year 1978 nadine Hernandez is born in California  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 09   In the year 1978 gutenberg Bible (1 of 21) sells for $2.4 million, London  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 09   Larry Holmes wins a decision over Ken Norton for the WBC crown in the year 1978.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 12   David Berkowitz sentenced in NY Supreme Court to 25 yrs to life in the year 1978.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 14   On this day in history theodore Karyotakis, composer, dies at 74  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 15   In the year 1978 anton Roosjen, politician/NCRV-chairman, dies at 83  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 15   Jordan's King Hussein marries 26-year-old American Lisa Halaby, who becomes Queen Noor on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 15   Soyuz 29 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6; they stay 139 days on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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Mar 21   On this day in history birth of charmaine Dragun, Australian news anchor (d.2007)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Mar 21   Kevin Federline, American dancer/hip hop artist was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Mar 21   Cristian Guzmán, Dominican baseball player was born in the year 1978.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Mar 28   Dino Ciani, Italian pianist (d. 1941) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 02   On this day in history birth of john Gall, American baseball player  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 19   On this day in history birth of adrienne Parker, Miss Tennessee Teen USA (1996)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 19   On this day in history birth of whitney Metzler, 400m medley swimmer (Olympics-8th-96)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 19   Gabriel Heinze, Argentinian footballer was born in the year 1978.  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 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

Jan 08   In the year 1978 walter Keirnan, TV panelist (I've Got a Secret), dies at 75  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 09   In the year 1978 eddie Gilbert, cricket (Aboriginal Qld quick got Don for a duck), dies  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 10   On this day in history john D Rockefeller III, US billionaire/philanthropist, dies at 71  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   On this day in history 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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