Historical Events In 1978
Tuesday, 27 October 2020
May 13 In the year 1978 albert Roberts, cricketer (5 Tests for NZ, 7 wickets), dies
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 In the year 1978 italy legalizes abortion
May 18 In the year 1978 russian dissident Yuri Orlov exiled to compulsory work
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 In the year 1978 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 On this day in history joseph EA "Jo" Spier, Dutch cartoonist/water color painter, dies at 77
May 21 Yamada Mumon Roshi appointed head of Zen Rinzai Sect in the year 1978.
May 22 In the year 1978 bjarne Brustad, composer, dies at 83
May 23 In the year 1978 general strike in Peru
May 24 Dutch Investment bill (WIR) law goes into effect in the year 1978.
May 25 "Star Wars" released on this day in history.
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 In the year 1978 al Unser became 5th to win Indianapolis 500 (average speed of 161.363 mph), 3 times
May 29 On this day in history a 1 oz letter costs 15-cents to mail today, as the US post office raises the old rate by two cents
May 29 Bob Crane, actor (Donna Reed Show, Hogan-Hogan's Heroes), dies at 49 on this day in history.
May 29 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR on this day in history.
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 in the year 1978.
Jun 06 Proposition 13 cuts California property taxes 57% in the year 1978.
Jun 07 Nadine Hernandez is born in California on this day in history.
Jun 09 Gutenberg Bible (1 of 21) sells for $2.4 million, London in the year 1978.
Jun 09 Larry Holmes wins a decision over Ken Norton for the WBC crown on this day in history.
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 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 In the year 1978 jordan's King Hussein marries 26-year-old American Lisa Halaby, who becomes Queen Noor.
Jun 15 In the year 1978 soyuz 29 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6; they stay 139 days