What Happened in 1978 (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 727

  • 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
  • Jul 1 "Act" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 233 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 1 Former US President Richard Nixon makes 1st public speech since resigning in 1974

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Jul 1 Northern Territory of Australia becomes self-governing
  • Jul 2 Pitcher Ron Guidry sets Yankee record of 13-0 start
  • Jul 3 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • Jul 3 US Supreme Court rules 5-4, FCC had a right to reprimand NY radio station WBAI for broadcasting George Carlin's "Filthy Words"
  • Jul 4 Memphis fire fighters halt 3-day strike under a court order
  • Jul 5 Soyuz 30 spacecraft touches down in Soviet Kazakhstan
  • Jul 5 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 6 Israeli jet fighters swooped over mostly Muslim West Beirut
  • Jul 6 The Taunton sleeping car fire occurred in Taunton, Somerset killing twelve people.

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 7 85th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert (26 64 75)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Jul 7 Solomon Islands declares independence from UK

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 8 92nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Jimmy Connors (62 62 63)

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • Jul 8 Alessandro Pertini elected President of Italy
  • Jul 8 Pioneer-Venus 2 Multi-probe launched to Venus
  • Jul 9 "Hello, Dolly!" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 152 performances
  • Jul 9 American Nazi Party holds a rally at Marquette Park, Chicago
  • Jul 9 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Wheeling Golf Classic
  • Jul 9 Nearly 100,000 demonstrators march on Washington, D.C. for ERA
  • Jul 10 Bloodless military coup in Mauritania, President Moktar flees
  • Jul 10 World News Tonight premieres on ABC.
  • Jul 11 49th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-3 at San Diego Stadium
  • Jul 11 All star MVP: Steve Garvey (LA Dodgers) collects his second award
  • Jul 11 Auto with liquid gas crashes & explodes in Spain, 160 killed
  • Jul 12 Sun Bank Building opens
  • Jul 12 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jul 13 Albania drops diplomatic relations with China PR
  • Jul 13 Alexander Ginzburg sentenced by Soviet court to 8 years
  • Jul 13 BBC bans Sex Pistols "No One is Innocent"
  • Jul 13 Lee Iacocca fired as Ford Motor Pres by chairman Henry Ford II
  • Jul 13 Russian dissident Ginsburg/Piatkus/Sjtsjaranki sentence to work camp
  • Jul 13 Walter Poenisch completes swim of 207 km from Cuba to Florida
  • Jul 14 Anatoly Scharansky convicted of anti-Soviet agitation
  • Jul 14 Ump Doug Harvey ejects Don Sutton after discovering 3 scuffed balls
  • Jul 14 Allen Ginsburg completes "Plutonian Ode" - blocks trainload of fissile material headed for Rockwell's nuclear bomb trigger factory, Colorado

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 15 107th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 281 at St Andrews

  • Jul 16 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 17 NY Yank manager Billy Martin & Reggie Jackson fight in dug out

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • Jul 17 Reggie Jackson refusal to bunt causes mgr Billy Martin to suspend him
  • Jul 18 Egyptian & Israeli officials begin 2 days of talks
  • Jul 19 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
  • Jul 19 Yanks start 14 game comeback with 2-0 win
  • Jul 21 Bolivian military coup under general Juan Pereda, president Hugo Banzer flees
  • Jul 21 US Postal Service & unions agree on a contract averting mail strike
  • Jul 21 World's strongest dog, 80-kg St Bernard, pulls 2909-kg load 27 m
  • Jul 23 33rd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Hollis Stacy
  • Jul 23 Israeli government rejects Sadat's call for return of 2 Sinai areas
  • Jul 23 Phillies Steve Carlton becomes 78th pitcher to win 200
  • Jul 23 Reggie Jackson returns & helps Yankees win their 5th straight
  • Jul 23 65th Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France
  • Jul 23 Franklin Bradshaw is murdered in Salt Lake City by his grandson Marc Schreuder at the instigation of his mother Frances Schreuder
  • Jul 24 "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" premieres in NYC
  • Jul 24 Margaret Gardiner, of South Africa, crowned 27th Miss Universe

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 24 Pete Rose ties NL hitting streak of 37 games

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Jul 24 Billy Martin resigns as Yankee manager after "one is a born liar the other a convicted one" comment about Steinbrenner & Jackson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 25 Bob Dylan booed off Newport Folk Festival for using electric guitar

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
  • Jul 25 Bob Lemon replaces Billy Martin as Yankee manager
  • Jul 25 Cincinnati Red Pete Rose sets NL record hitting in 38 consecutive games
  • Jul 25 John Lydon forms rock group Public Ltd Image
  • Jul 25 The Cerro Maravilla Incident occurs.
  • Jul 25 Louise Brown, the world's first test tube baby is born at Oldham General Hospital in England
  • Jul 26 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 26 Johnny Bench hits his 300th career home run

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench
  • Jul 26 11th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at El Cortez Hotel
  • Jul 27 Indians Duane Kuiper is 3rd to hit 2 bases-loaded triples (vs Yanks)
  • Jul 27 Portuguese president Eanes fires premier Soares
  • Jul 28 600,000 attend Watkins Glen Summer Jam in NY
  • Jul 28 At Old Timer's Game it's announced Martin will again manage Yankees
  • Jul 28 Price of gold tops $200-an-oz level for 1st time
  • Jul 28 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 29 600,000 attend "Summer Jam" rock festival, Watkins Glen, NY
  • Jul 29 Penny Dean swims English Channel in record 7h40m
  • Jul 29 Pioneer 11 transmits images of Saturn & its rings
  • Jul 29 On Old Timer's Day, NY Yankees announce that Billy Martin will return as NY Yankee manager in 1980 & Bob Lemon will become GM
  • Jul 30 Expos crush Braves, 19-0, collecting 28 hits & NL-record-tying 8 HRs

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 849

  • May 13 Barry Zito, American baseball player
  • May 13 Steve Mildenhall, English football player
  • May 13 Dilshan Vitharana, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • May 14 Heather Brink, gymnast (Olympics-96), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • May 14 André Macanga, Angolan footballer
  • May 14 Gustavo Varela, Uruguayan footballer
  • May 14 Eddie House, American basketball player
  • May 14 Brent Harvey, Australian footballer
  • May 15 Amy Chow, gymnast (Olympics-gold/silver-96), born in San Jose, California

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 15 David Krumholtz, actor (Billy Kulchak-Chicago Sons), born in NYC, New York

  • May 15 Krissy Taylor, American model, born in Miami, Florida (d. 1995)
  • May 15 Edu, Brazilian footballer
  • May 15 Dwayne DeRosario, Canadian footballer
  • May 15 Caroline Dhavernas, Canadian actress
  • May 16 Vincent Larusso, Livingston, NJ, actor (Adam-Mighty Ducks, D2, D3)
  • May 16 Lionel Scaloni, Argentine footballer
  • May 16 David Ford, English singer/songwriter
  • May 17 John Foster, American baseball player
  • May 17 Paddy Kenny, Irish goalkeeper
  • May 17 Carlos Pena, Dominican baseball player
  • May 18 Jennifer Streblow, Oshkosh Wisconsin, Miss America-Wisconsin (1997)
  • May 18 Ricardo Carvalho, Portuguese footballer
  • May 18 Marcus Giles, American baseball player
  • May 19 Marcus Bent, English footballer
  • May 21 Kandy Marshall, Miss Virginia Teen USA (1996)
  • May 21 Jamaal Magloire, Canadian professional basketballer
  • May 22 Ginnifer Goodwin, American actress
  • May 22 Katie Price, British model
  • May 23 Scott Raynor, American drummer (formerly of blink-182)
  • May 23 Mike González, American baseball player, born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • May 23 Carolyn Moos, American model and professional basketball player
  • May 24 Jade Winter, Australian swimmer (Olympics-96)
  • May 24 Brian Ching, American footballer
  • May 24 Bryan Greenberg, American actor
  • May 24 Brad Penny, American baseball player
  • May 24 Johan Holmqvist, Swedish hockey player
  • May 25 Adam Gontier, Canadian singer (Three Days Grace), born in Peterborough, Ontario
  • May 25 Brian Urlacher, American football player
  • May 26 Phil Elverum, American singer-songwriter
  • May 27 Adin Brown, American soccer player
  • May 29 Pelle Almqvist, Swedish musician (The Hives)
  • May 29 Sébastien Grosjean, French tennis player
  • May 29 Adam Rickitt, British/New Zealand actor
  • May 30 Krassmira Todorava, Miss Bulgaria Universe (1997)
  • May 30 Lyoto Machida, Brazilian mixed martial artist
  • 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

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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