What Happened in 1978 (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 726

  • Sep 20 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Sep 20 Yamada Mumon Roshi visits Benedictine Abbey of Maria Laach Germany
  • Sep 21 The Provisional Irish Republican Army explodes bombs at the RAF airfield near Eglinton, County Londonderry; the terminal building, two aircraft hangars and four planes aree destroyed
  • Sep 21 3rd Toronto International Film Festival: "Girlfriends" directed by Claudia Weill wins the People's Choice Award

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 22 Israeli PM Menachem Begin returns home after Camp David summit

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin
  • Sep 23 100,000 cheering Egyptians welcome Sadat home from Camp David summit
  • Sep 24 Donna Caponi Young/Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ping Team Golf Classic
  • Sep 24 Dutch women hockey team wins world championship
  • Sep 24 Ron Guidry beats Cleveland 4-0, raising his record to 23-3 ERA 1.74
  • Sep 24 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Sep 25 PSA Boeing 727 & a Cessna private plane collide by San Diego, 144 die
  • Sep 26 RR clerks go on strike, halting more than 2/3s of rail service
  • Sep 26 NY District Court Judge Constance Baker Motley rules that women sportswriters cannot be banned from locker rooms
  • Sep 27 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 27 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Sep 28 Israeli Knesset endorses Camp David accord
  • Sep 28 Pieter Botha succeeds Vorster as premier of South Africa
  • Sep 28 Syrians & Lebanese engage in heavy fighting in Lebanon

Music releaseAlbum Release

Sep 28 Metal band Black Sabbath release their 8th album "Never Say Die", last to feature Ozzy Osbourne before he was fired

Rock Vocalist Ozzy Osbourne
Rock Vocalist
Ozzy Osbourne
  • Sep 29 "Flying High," debuts on CBS
  • Sep 29 "For Richer, For Poorer," TV Daytime Soap; last airs on NBC-TV
  • Sep 30 Major Indoor Soccer League grants 1st 6 franchises to Cincinnati
  • Sep 30 Phillies clinch NL East title
  • Sep 30 Cleveland, Houston, NY, Philadelphia & Pittsburgh Phillies win 3rd consecutive NL East Division title
  • Oct 1 Comoros adopts constitution
  • Oct 1 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championship
  • Oct 1 Tuvalu (formerly Ellice Islands) declares independence from UK
  • Oct 1 Yanks lose 9-2 to Indians forcing a playoff game with Red Sox
  • Oct 1 The Voltaic Revolutionary Communist Party is founded.
  • Oct 2 Syrian & Palestinians shoot in East Beirut, 1,300 killed
  • Oct 2 Yanks win 3rd straight AL East beating Red Sox 5-4 in a playoff game. Guidry wins #25 aided by Dent's homer & Pinella's fielding
  • Oct 3 Gold hits record $223.50 an ounce in London
  • Oct 4 Pier 39 opens in San Francisco
  • Oct 4 Funeral services held for Pope John Paul I
  • Oct 5 Isaac Bashevis Singer wins Nobel Prize for literature
  • Oct 5 Sweden's Fälldin government falls
  • Oct 5 Over 30 major nations ratify the Environmental Modification Convention which prohibits environmental modification techniques
  • Oct 5 "The Boys from Brazil" debuts
  • Oct 6 Hannah H Gray inaugurated as 1st female head of a US university (Chicago)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 6 Iraq declares Ayatollah Khomeini an undesirable person

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 6 Mick Jagger apologizes for racist lyrics in "Some Girls"

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Oct 6 Royals' George Brett hits 3 HRs, Yanks win championship game 3, 6-5

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • Oct 6 "Midnight Express" debuts
  • Oct 7 LA Dodgers win the pennant
  • Oct 7 USSR performs nuclear test
  • Oct 7 MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat Philadelphia Phillies, 3 games to 1
  • Oct 7 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Kansas City Royals, 3 games to 1
  • Oct 8 Ken Warby set world water speed record at 319.627 mph (514 kph)
  • Oct 8 Yanks win 3rd straight AL Championship, all against Kansas City

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 8 29th Formula One WDC: Mario Andretti wins by 13 points

Racing Car Driver Mario Andretti
Racing Car Driver
Mario Andretti

Music awardsMusic Awards

Oct 9 12th Country Music Association Award: Dolly Parton, Crystal Gayle & Don Williams wins

Country singer Dolly Parton
Country singer
Dolly Parton
  • Oct 9 John Kander & Fred Ebb's musical "Ballroom" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 10 Aerosmith's Steve Tyler & Joe Perry injured by a cherry bomb
  • Oct 10 British pop music magazine "Smash Hits" first published
  • Oct 10 US Congress approves Dollar coin honoring women's suffrage campaigner Susan B. Anthony
  • Oct 10 Daniel Arap Moi succeeds Kenyatta as president of Kenya
  • Oct 10 Steve Perry joins Journey
  • Oct 10 Yanks & Dodgers play in World Series # 75
  • Oct 11 Aristides Royo elected president of Panama
  • Oct 11 Belgium government of Tindemans resigns

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 11 Dodgers Bob Welch dramatically strikes out Reggie Jackson in 9th

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • Oct 12 Representatives of Israel & Egypt open talks in Washington

MurderMurder of Interest

Oct 12 Sid Vicious charged with murder of girlfriend Nancy Spungen

Musician Sid Vicious
Sid Vicious

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 13 US President Jimmy Carter answers callers' questions on National Public Radio

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • Oct 13 Swaziland's new constitution promulgated bans political parties
  • Oct 13 Tiros N, US's 1st third generation weather satellite, is launched
  • Oct 13 Graig Nettles at 3rd makes many spectactular plays in WS game 3 as Guidry beats Dodgers, after trailing 2 games to 0 Yanks win next 4
  • Oct 14 1st TV movie from a TV series-"Rescue from Gilligan's Island"
  • Oct 14 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Oct 14 NY Yank Reggie Jackson causes World Series controversy by getting in the way of a throw to 1st & deflects the ball away

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 14 Despite Denis Potvin hat trick in 3:21 NY Islanders lose 7-10 making Islander record when scoring a hat trick-22-2-1

NHL Star Denis Potvin
NHL Star
Denis Potvin
  • Oct 15 Silvia Bertolaccini wins LPGA Civitan Golf Open
  • Oct 15 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Oct 16 Nobel prize for economy awarded to Herbert A Simon

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Oct 16 Polish Cardinal Karol Wojtyla elected Pope John Paul II

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 16 Test debut of Kapil Dev, India v Pakistan at Faisalabad

Cricketer Kapil Dev
Kapil Dev
  • Oct 17 NY Islanders start a streak of 23 undefeated games at home (15-0-8)
  • Oct 17 NY Yankees beat Dodgers, 4 games to 2 in 75th World Series
  • Oct 17 President Jimmy Carter signs bill restoring US citizenship to Jefferson Davis
  • Oct 17 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Oct 17 Yanks win 22nd World Championship capping their great comeback year
  • Oct 18 US 1st daughter Susan Ford announces engagement to Charles F Vance
  • Oct 18 NY Islanders 1st scoreless tie, vs LA Kings
  • Oct 20 Paul Vanden Boeynants forms Belgium government
  • Oct 20 Police's 1st US concert (NYC's CBGBs)
  • Oct 20 US dollar devalued below Dutch Ÿ2
  • Oct 21 Australian civilian pilot Frederick Valentich vanishes in a Cessna 182 over the Bass Strait south of Melbourne, after reporting contact with an unidentified aircraft.
  • Oct 22 "King of Hearts" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • Oct 22 8th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:32:30
  • Oct 22 9th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:12:12
  • Oct 22 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Houston Exchange Golf Classic Clubs
  • Oct 22 Grete Weitz runs female world record marathon (2:32:29.8)
  • Oct 22 Laugh-in's Judy Carne arrested at Gatwick Airport for drug possession
  • Oct 22 Pope John Paul II is inaugurated as Pope
  • Oct 23 CBS raises LP prices to $8.98
  • Oct 23 China & Japan formally ends 4 decades of dissension
  • Oct 23 Sid Vicious attempts suicide while at Riker's Detention Center in NYC
  • Oct 24 Keith Richards convicted of heroin possession in Toronto
  • Oct 24 NHL Toronto Maple Leafs set own team record of 28 pts vs NY Islanders
  • Oct 25 Israeli government approves "in principle", a draft compromise peace

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 849

  • Aug 6 Marisa Miller, American model
  • Aug 7 Alexandre Aja, French director
  • Aug 7 Jamey Jasta, American singer (Hatebreed)
  • Aug 7 Vanness Wu, Taiwanese singer
  • Aug 7 Cirroc Lofton, American actor
  • Aug 8 Alan Maybury, Irish footballer
  • Aug 8 Louis Saha, French footballer
  • Aug 8 Miho Shiraishi, Japanese actress
  • Aug 8 Countess Vaughn, American actress and singer
  • Aug 9 Audrey Tautou, French actress
  • Aug 10 Daniel Allsopp, Australian footballer
  • Aug 10 Chris Read, English cricketer
  • Aug 11 Jermain Taylor, American boxer
  • Aug 11 Amber Brkich, American reality television personality
  • Aug 12 Hayley Wickenheiser, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98)
  • Aug 12 Chris Chambers, American football player
  • Aug 13 Kristiina Heinmets, Miss Estonia Universe (1997)
  • Aug 13 Benjani Mwaruwari, Zimbabwean footballer
  • Aug 14 Anastasios Kyriakos, Greek footballer
  • Aug 14 Kate Ritchie, Australian actress
  • Aug 15 Tim Foreman, American bassist (Switchfoot)
  • Aug 15 Stavros Tziortziopoulos, Greek footballer
  • Aug 15 Lilia Podkopayeva, Ukrainian gymnast
  • Aug 15 Kerri Walsh, American beach volleyball player
  • Aug 16 Eddie Gill, American basketball player
  • Aug 16 Fu Mingxia, Chinese female diver
  • Aug 17 Vibeke Stene, Norwegian singer (Tristania)
  • Aug 18 Andy Samberg, American comedian
  • Aug 19 Chris Capuano, American baseball player
  • Aug 20 Sanna Lankosaari, ice hockey right wing (Finland, Oly-98)
  • Aug 21 Reuben Droughns, American football player
  • Aug 21 Jason Marquis, American baseball player
  • Aug 21 Alan Lee, Irish footballer
  • Aug 21 Lee Gronkiewicz, American baseball player
  • Aug 21 Peter Buxton, English rugby union player
  • Aug 22 Jeff Stinco, Canadian musician (Simple Plan)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 23 Kobe Bryant, NBA guard (LA Lakers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

NBA Guard Kobe Bryant
NBA Guard
Kobe Bryant
  • Aug 23 Julian Casablancas, American musician
  • Aug 24 Melissa McElroy, rhythmic gymnast (US team-96), born in Houston, Texas
  • Aug 24 Rafael Furcal, Dominican baseball player
  • Aug 25 Kel Mitchell, American actor
  • Aug 26 Raja Kashif, Pakistani singer
  • Aug 28 Jess Margera, American drummer (CKY)
  • Aug 28 Shaniqua, American wrestling valet
  • Aug 29 Larissa Meek, Miss Missouri Teen USA (1997)
  • Aug 29 Celestine Babayaro, Nigerian footballer
  • Aug 30 Swizz Beatz, American rapper/producer
  • Aug 30 Cliff Lee, American baseball player
  • Aug 31 Philippe Christanval, French footballer
  • Aug 31 Phina Oruche, British actress
  • Sep 1 Max Vieri, Australian soccer player
  • Sep 1 Lucie Blackman, English murder victim (d. 2000)
  • Sep 3 John Curtis, English footballer
  • Sep 3 Paul Moor, English ten-pin bowler
  • Sep 3 Michal Rozsival, Czech ice hockey player
  • Sep 3 Nick Wechsler, American actor
  • Sep 3 Valfar, Norwegian heavy metal vocalist/musician (Windir) (d. 2004)
  • Sep 4 Christian Walz, svensk soulartist.
  • Sep 4 Wes Bentley, American actor
  • Sep 5 Laura Bertram, Canadian actress
  • Sep 5 Chris Jack, New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • Sep 5 Zhang Zhong, Chinese chess player
  • Sep 5 Sylvester Joseph, West Indian cricketer
  • Sep 6 Natalia Cigliuti, NY, actress (Lindsay-Saved By Bell: New Class)
  • Sep 6 Cisco Adler, American singer
  • Sep 6 Alex Escobar, Venezuelan baseball player
  • Sep 6 Mathew Horne, English Actor
  • Sep 6 Tony Thaxton, drummer (Motion City Soundtrack)
  • Sep 7 G[eneral] A[ustin], rapper (Another Bad Creation), born in Columbus, Georgia
  • Sep 7 Erwin Koen, Dutch footballer
  • Sep 8 Marco Sturm, Dingolfing GER, NHL forward (Sharks, Team Germany 1998)
  • Sep 8 Gerard Autet, Spanish footballer
  • Sep 8 Gil Meche, American baseball player
  • Sep 9 Jhane Landwier, Miss Bonaire Universe (1997)
  • Sep 9 Kurt Ainsworth, Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Sep 9 Shane Battier, American basketball player
  • Sep 9 Mariano Puerta, Argentine tennis player
  • Sep 11 Dejan Stanković, Serbian footballer
  • Sep 11 Ed Reed, American football player
  • Sep 11 Ben Lee, Australian musician and singer
  • Sep 12 Elisabetta Canalis, Italian model and actress
  • Sep 12 Benjamin McKenzie, American actor
  • Sep 12 Michael Paget, Welsh guitarist (Bullet for My Valentine)
  • Sep 12 Ruben Studdard, American singer
  • Sep 13 Megan Henning, American actress
  • Sep 13 Darren Kenton, English footballer
  • Sep 14 Carmen Kass, Estonian model
  • Sep 14 Danielle Peck, country music singer
  • Sep 14 Ben Cohen, English rugby union footballer
  • Sep 15 Amanda Rochelle Penix, Miss Oklahoma Teen USA (1997)
  • Sep 15 Eiður Guðjohnsen, Icelandic footballer
  • Sep 16 Dan Dickau, American basketball player
  • Sep 16 Matthew Rogers, American singer
  • Sep 17 Shawn Horcoff, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Sep 18 Shelly Moore, Miss Teen USA (Tennessee, 1997)
  • Sep 18 Augustine Simo, Cameroonian footballer
  • Sep 18 Pilar López de Ayala, Spanish actress
  • Sep 19 Michelle Alves, Brazilian supermodel
  • Sep 19 Nick Johnson, baseball player
  • Sep 19 Nigel Mitchell, Quizmania and Capital Disney presenter

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Famous Deaths

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