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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 8 Nevada jury rules Howard Hughes "Mormon Will" is a forgery

Aviator and Businessman Howard Hughes
Aviator and Businessman
Howard Hughes
  • 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, 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
  • Jun 11 77th Women's French Open: Virginia Ruzici beats Mima Jausovec (6-2, 6-2)
  • 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
Cricketer
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 25 First use of the rainbow flag, symbol of gay pride, made by Gilbert Baker at a march in San Francisco
  • 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
Journalist
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
Actress
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