What Happened in June 1978

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 Cricket Test debut of David Gower, v Pakistan, Edgbaston, scores 58
  • Jun 1 High Council destroys judgment against war criminal Pieter Menten
  • Jun 1 The first international applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty are filed.
  • Jun 3 Phillies Dave Johnson is 1st to hit 2 pinch hit grand slams in a year
  • Jun 4 "Working" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 25 performances
  • Jun 4 32nd Tony Awards: Da & Ain't Misbehavin' win
  • Jun 4 6th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): JoAnne Carner
  • Jun 4 Liberal Julio Turbay Ayola wins Colombia elections
  • Jun 6 Proposition 13 cuts California property taxes 57%
  • Jun 7 32nd NBA Championship: Wash Bullets beat Sea Supersonics, 4 games to 3
  • Jun 7 Emmy 5th Daytime Award presentation
  • Jun 8 51st National Spelling Bee: Peg McCarthy wins spelling deification
  • Jun 8 Braves draft Bob Horner #1
  • Jun 8 Nevada jury rules Howard Hughes "Mormon Will" is a forgery
  • Jun 9 Gutenberg Bible (1 of 21) sells for $2.4 million, London

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 9 Larry Holmes beats Ken Norton in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • Jun 9 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) strikes down 148 year policy of excluding black men from priesthood
  • Jun 10 110th Belmont: Steve Cauthen aboard Affirmed wins in 2:26.8
  • Jun 10 Yankees trade Ken Holzman for Ron Davis
  • Jun 10 Costa Rica becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 11 Film "Grease" opens, starring John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John and based on the 1971 musical

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 11 24th LPGA Championship won by Nancy Lopez

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • Jun 11 Christa Tybus of London sets record of 24½ hrs of hula-hoop
  • Jun 11 Joseph Freeman Jr is 1st black priest in Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 11 77th Men's French Open: Bjorn Borg beats Guillermo Vilas (6-1, 6-1, 6-3)

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 11 77th Women's French Open: Virginia Ruzici beats Mima Jausovec (6-2, 6-2)

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Virginia Ruzici
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Virginia Ruzici
Tennis Player and French Open Champion Mima Jausovec
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Mima Jausovec
  • Jun 12 David Berkowitz sentenced in NY Supreme Court to 25 yrs to life
  • Jun 12 US House of Representatives allows live radio coverage
  • Jun 13 Israeli Defense Forces withdraw from Lebanon.
  • Jun 14 Down 9-7 in 10th with 2 outs, Yanks Paul Blair hits a 3 run HR
  • Jun 14 Sierra Leone adopts constitution
  • Jun 15 Belgian government resigns
  • Jun 15 Italy's pres Leone resigns due to Lockheed affair
  • Jun 15 Soyuz 29 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6; they stay 139 days
  • Jun 16 Cincinnati Red Tom Seaver no-hits St Louis Cards, 4-0
  • Jun 16 Ringo releases "Bad Boy" album; Wings releases "I've Had Enough"
  • Jun 17 "Cheeseburger In Paradise" by Jimmy Buffett peaks at #32
  • Jun 17 Ron Guidry sets Yankee record with 18 strike-outs
  • Jun 17 The Provisional Irish Republican Army kill an RUC officer and kidnap another near Crossmaglen, County Armagh
  • Jun 18 78th US Golf Open: Andy North shoots a 285 at Cherry Hill CC in Denver
  • Jun 18 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Bankers Trust Golf Classic
  • Jun 18 Victor de la Torre wins Peru election
  • Jun 19 "Best Little Whorehouse..." opens at 46th St NYC for 1577 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 19 Garfield, created by Jim Davis, 1st appears as a comic strip

Garfield Cartoonist Jim Davis
Garfield Cartoonist
Jim Davis

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 19 Ian Botham takes 8-34 v Pakistan, his best Test cricket bowling

Cricketer Ian Botham
Ian Botham
  • Jun 20 1st 6 teams of Women's Pro Basketball League (WBL) granted-Iowa, NJ, Milwaukee, Chicago, Minnesota & Dayton

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Jun 21 Andrew Lloyd Webber & Rice's musical "Evita" premieres in London

  • Jun 21 The British Army shoot dead 3 Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers and a passing Ulster Volunteer Force member at a postal depot on Ballysillan Road, Belfast; it is claimed that the PIRA volunteers were about to launch a bomb attack
  • Jun 22 James Christy's discovery of Pluto's moon Charon announced
  • Jun 22 Neo-Nazis call off plans to march in Jewish community of Skokie, Illinois
  • Jun 25 FIFA World Cup: Argentina beats the Netherlands 3-1 in football's 11th World Cup in Buenos Aires
  • Jun 25 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • Jun 26 Brittany separatists bomb Palace of Versailles in France
  • Jun 26 First dedicated oceanographic satellite, SEASAT 1, launched
  • Jun 26 Air Canada Flight 189 to Toronto overruns the runway and crashes into the Etobicoke Creek ravine. Two of 107 passengers on board perish.
  • Jun 27 Henry Rono of Kenya sets record for 3,000 m, 7:32.1
  • Jun 27 Soyuz 30 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Polish) to Salyut 6 space station
  • Jun 27 US Seasat 1, 1st oceanographic satellite, launched into polar orbit
  • Jun 28 UNICEF chooses rock group Kansas as ambassadors of goodwill
  • Jun 28 Supreme Court orders Cal medical school to admit Allan Bakke a white man claiming reverse discrimination when application was rejected
  • Jun 29 VP Walter F Mondale begins trip to Mid-East
  • Jun 30 Giants' Willie McCovey becomes 12th to hit 500 HRs
  • Jun 30 Larry Doby becomes manager of Chicago White Sox

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Karen Kwan, Torrance California, figure skater (1995 Pac Coast Sr champ)
  • Jun 2 Nikki Cox, actress (Unhappily Ever After)
  • Jun 2 A.J. Styles, American professional wrestler
  • Jun 2 Dominic Cooper, English actor
  • Jun 2 Justin Long, American actor
  • Jun 3 Lyfe Jennings, R&B singer and song-writer
  • Jun 5 Korina Nikolaou, Miss Cyprus Universe (1997)
  • Jun 5 Misha Ivetich, Miss Indiana Teen USA (1996)
  • Jun 5 Fernando Meira, Portuguese football player
  • Jun 6 Carl Barât, English musician (The Libertines and Dirty Pretty Things)
  • Jun 6 Judith Barsi, American actress (d. 1988)
  • Jun 6 Mariana Popova, Bulgarian singer
  • Jun 7 Adrienne Frantz, (Tiffany Thorne-Sunset Beach), born in Mt Clemens, Michigan
  • Jun 7 Bill Hader, American comedian
  • Jun 7 Tony An, Korean singer (H.O.T)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 8 Maria Menounos, American actress, TV star (Today, Access Hollywood, WWE) and 1996 Miss Massachusetts Teen USA, born in Medford, Massachusetts

Journalist Maria Menounos
Maria Menounos
  • Jun 9 Elizabeth Reid, Fairfax Va, gymnast (alt-Olympics-96)
  • Jun 9 Lucia Povraznikova, Miss Slovak republic Universe (1997)
  • Jun 9 Shandi Finnessey, game hostess
  • Jun 9 Miroslav Klose, German footballer
  • Jun 9 Matthew Bellamy, British musician (Muse)
  • Jun 9 Michaela Conlin, American actress
  • Jun 10 Shane West, American actor
  • Jun 10 Brian West, American soccer player
  • Jun 11 Joshua Jackson, actor (Mighty Ducks)
  • Jun 11 Leah Sexton, Miss Missouri Teen USA (1996)
  • Jun 11 Ujjwala Raut, Indian supermodel
  • Jun 12 Shiloh Strong, actor (Maybe This Time, House of Cards)
  • Jun 12 DJ Qualls, American model and actor
  • Jun 13 Allison Dickey, Miss Iowa Teen USA (1996)
  • Jun 13 Ethan Embry, American actor
  • Jun 13 Mathis Künzler, Swiss actor
  • Jun 13 Mikako Ichikawa, Japanese actress and model
  • Jun 14 Diablo Cody, American screenwriter
  • Jun 14 Steve Bégin, French-Canadian hockey player
  • Jun 14 Annia Hatch, Cuban-American gymnast
  • Jun 14 The-Dream [Terius Nash], American R&B singer, born in Rockingham, North Carolina
  • Jun 15 RoRo, [Romell Chapman], rapper (Another Bad Creation), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jun 15 Wilfred Bouma, Dutch footballer
  • Jun 15 Zach Day, American baseball player
  • Jun 16 Daniel Brühl, German actor
  • Jun 16 Dainius Zubrus, Lithuanian ice hockey player
  • Jun 16 Jasmine Leong, Chinese Malaysian singer
  • Jun 16 Lyndsey Marshal, British film/stage/television actress
  • Jun 17 Jenny Keim, diver (Olympics-9th-96), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jun 17 Kumiko Aso, Japanese actress
  • Jun 17 Isabelle Delobel, French European ice dancer
  • Jun 19 Garfield the Cat, animated character "Big fat hairy deal"
  • Jun 19 Tyson Dux, Canadian wrestler
  • Jun 19 Dirk Nowitzki, German basketball player

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 19 Zoe Saldana, American actress (Avatar, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl), born in Passaic, New Jersey

Actress Zoe Saldana
Zoe Saldana
  • Jun 19 Claudio Vargas, Dominican baseball player
  • Jun 19 Mía Maestro, Argentine actress
  • Jun 20 LaVar Arrington, American football player
  • Jun 20 Quinton Jackson, American Mixed Martial Artist
  • Jun 20 Frank Lampard, English footballer
  • Jun 20 Jan-Paul Saeijs, Dutch footballer
  • Jun 20 Bobby Seay, American baseball player
  • Jun 21 Cristiano Lupatelli, Italian footballer
  • Jun 21 Jack Guzman, American actor
  • Jun 21 Erica Durance, Canadian actress
  • Jun 21 Dejan Ognjanović, Montenegrin football player
  • Jun 22 Jai Rodriguez, American TV personality
  • Jun 22 Champ Bailey, American football player
  • Jun 22 Dan Wheldon, British race car driver
  • Jun 23 Frédéric Leclercq, French bassist (DragonForce)
  • Jun 23 Memphis Bleek, American rapper
  • Jun 23 Matt Light, American football player
  • Jun 24 Pantelis Kafes, Greek footballer
  • Jun 24 Shunsuke Nakamura, Japanese footballer
  • Jun 24 Ariel Pink, American musician
  • Jun 24 Juan Román Riquelme, Argentine footballer
  • Jun 24 Erno "Emppu" Vuorinen, Finnish guitarist (Nightwish)
  • Jun 24 Luis García, Spanish footballer
  • Jun 25 Aftab Shivdasani, Bollywood actor
  • Jun 25 Layla El, 2006 WWE Diva Search winner
  • Jun 25 Luke Scott, American baseball player
  • Jun 26 Alexandra, French singer, L5's singer
  • Jun 27 Anna Kumble, British Singer, also known as Lolly
  • Jun 29 Sam Farrar, American bassist
  • Jun 29 Nicole Scherzinger, American singer and actress
  • Jun 30 Owen Lafave, ex-husband of Debra Lafave
  • Jun 30 Ben Cousins, Australian Football League player

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 4 Broadcaster Howard Stern (24) marries Alison Berns at Temple Ohabei Shalom, Brookline Massachusetts.

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 4 Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams (26) weds first wife Valerie Velardi

Actor and Comedian Robin Williams
Actor and Comedian
Robin Williams
  • Jun 15 Jordan's King Hussein marries Elizabeth Halaby, 26-yr-old American
  • Jun 30 English prince Michael marries baroness Marie-Christine von Reibnitz

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jun 15 US Senator Edward W Brooke (58) divorces first wife Remigia Ferrari-Scacco after 31 years of marriage

US Senator Edward W. Brooke
US Senator
Edward W. Brooke

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 5 John Meulenhoff, Dutch publisher, dies at 71
  • Jun 7 Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, British chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
  • Jun 12 Guo Moruo, Chinese writer (b. 1892)
  • Jun 14 Theodore Karyotakis, composer, dies at 74
  • Jun 15 Anton Roosjen, politician/NCRV-chairman, dies at 83
  • Jun 17 Cully Richards, actor (Don't Call Me Charlie), dies at 68
  • Jun 18 Walter C. Alvarez, American physician (b. 1884)
  • Jun 20 Karel G Bakker, actor (Coffee House), dies at 66
  • Jun 24 Robert Charroux, French writer (b. 1909)
  • Jun 25 Hussein al-Ghasjmi, president of North-Yemen, murdered
  • Jun 26 Rabbaji, president of South-Yemen, executed
  • Jun 28 Clifford Dupont, First President of Rhodesia (b. 1905)
  • Jun 29 Bob Crane, actor (Donna Reed Show, Hogan-Hogan's Heroes), murdered at 49