What Happened in 1978 (Part 7)

Historical Events

Events 601 - 700 of 726

  • Oct 25 Padres Gaylord Perry is 1st to win Cy Young in both leagues (NL)

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Oct 25 "Halloween", starring Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut, is released

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Oct 26 Menachem Begin & Anwar Sadat named joint winners of 1978 Nobel Peace Prize

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin
  • Oct 26 Independent Counsel Act is signed into law.
  • Oct 27 Begin & Sadat win Nobel Peace prize

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Oct 27 US President Jimmy Carter signs Hawkins-Humphrey full employment bill

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • Oct 28 Don Ritchie runs world record 100k (6:10:20)

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Oct 28 Bobby Orr scores his last career NHL goal (vs Detroit Red Wings)

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • Oct 28 NBC's premiere of Kiss' acting debut, "Kiss Meets The Phantom of the Park" TV film
  • Oct 30 Laura Nickel & Curt Noll find 25th Mersenne prime, 2 ^ 21701-1
  • Oct 30 Uganda troops attack Tanzania
  • Oct 31 Iranian oil workers go on strike
  • Oct 31 People's Democratic Republic of Yemen (South) adopts constitution
  • Nov 1 NY Yankee Ron Guidry unanimously wins AL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 2 Crew of Soyuz 29 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 31
  • Nov 2 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Nov 2 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 2 Arnold Shapiro's TV documentary "Scared Straight", narrated by Peter Falk as a controversial and questionable deterrent to juvenile delinquency, debuts on Los Angeles' KTLA-TV
  • Nov 3 First broadcast of "Different Strokes" on NBC TV
  • Nov 3 Dominica gains independence from UK & adopts constitution
  • Nov 3 Michiko Okada wins LPGA Mizuno-Japan Golf Classic
  • Nov 3 USSR & Vietnam sign peace & friendship treaty
  • Nov 4 Iranian troops fire on anti-Shah student protesters by Tehran U
  • Nov 4 Islanders start 15 game undefeated streak (12-0-3)
  • Nov 4 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

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Nov 4 3rd annual reentry free-agent draft, Pete Rose, Tommy John, & Darrell Evans, available

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Nov 5 Iranian PM Jaafar Sharif-Emami resigns to Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi

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Nov 5 Khomeini followers attack British embassy/El Al office in Iran

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

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Nov 5 Oakland Raider's John Madden becomes 13th coach to win 100 NFL games

Football Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
Football Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden
  • Nov 6 Shah of Iran places Iran under military rule; general Gholan Reza Azhari forms government
  • Nov 7 Boston Red Sox Jim Rice wins AL MVP
  • Nov 7 CDA-chairman W Aantjes resigns due to his war past
  • Nov 7 Marion Barry Jr. elected as Washington, D.C.'s first black mayor

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Nov 8 Tom Stoppard's "Night & Day" premieres in London

Playwright Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard
  • Nov 9 NASL realligns its 24 teams into 6 divisions
  • Nov 10 Israel's top negotiators broke away from Middle East peace talks

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Nov 10 Larry Holmes KOs Alfredo Evangelist in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • Nov 10 Yanks trade Lyle, Rajsich, McCall, Heath & Ramos to Texas for Righetti, Mirabella, Beniquez, Jemison & Griffin
  • Nov 11 Maumoon Abdul Gayoom becomes president of Maldives
  • Nov 12 "Platinum" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 33 performances
  • Nov 12 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Colgate Far East Golf Open
  • Nov 13 NASA launches HEAO 2
  • Nov 15 183 die as Icelandic Airlines DC-8 crashes in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Nov 15 Harold Pinter's play "Betrayal" premieres in London
  • Nov 15 Pirates outfielder Dave Parker wins NL MVP
  • Nov 16 Major Indoor Soccer League holds its 1st draft
  • Nov 18 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

MurderMurder of Interest

Nov 18 In Jonestown Guyana 918 members of Peoples Temple are murdered/commit suicide under leadership of cult leader Jim Jones

Founder of the Peoples Temple cult Jim Jones
Founder of the Peoples Temple cult
Jim Jones
  • Nov 19 Gavaskar gets twin cricket tons for India for 2nd time
  • Nov 19 "The Miracle at the Meadowlands", Eagles Herman Edwards returns a fumble for a touchdown with 31 seconds left to give Philadelphia a 19-17 victory over the rival New York Giants
  • Nov 19 28th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Cale Yarborough wins
  • Nov 21 Bob Horner of Braves wins NL Rookie of Year Award
  • Nov 26 10 die as fire erupts at Holiday Inn in Rochester, NY
  • Nov 26 1st lesbian theme TV movie - "A Question of Love"
  • Nov 26 66th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 20-13
  • Nov 26 Christina Crawford autobiography "Mommie Dearest" reaches best-seller status
  • Nov 28 44th Heisman Trophy Award: Billy Sims, Oklahoma (RB)

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Nov 28 Reds fire manager Sparky Anderson after 9 years

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson
  • Nov 29 UN observes "international day of solidarity with Palestinian people," boycotted by US & about 20 other countries
  • Nov 29 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Nov 30 France performs nuclear test
  • Dec 1 US President Jimmy Carter more than doubles national park system size
  • Dec 1 Test Cricket debut of Rodney Hogg, v England at the Gabba
  • Dec 1 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 2 Chanting "Allah is great", anti-Shah protesters poured through Tehran

Music release#1 in the Charts

Dec 2 Neil Diamond & Barbra Streisand's "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" hits #1

Singer-songwriter Neil Diamond
Neil Diamond
Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Dec 2 43rd Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 34-16 in Birmingham
  • Dec 3 "King of Hearts" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • Dec 3 Pat Bradley/Lon Hinkle wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
  • Dec 4 Dianne Feinstein is named as San Francisco's 1st female & Jewish mayor
  • Dec 4 Dutch war criminal Pieter Menten freed
  • Dec 4 Pioneer Venus 1 goes into orbit around Venus
  • Dec 5 Free agent Pete Rose signs 4-year, $32 million contract with Phillies becoming highest paid baseball player
  • Dec 5 Pioneer Venus 1 begins orbiting Venus
  • Dec 5 Sam Shepard's "Buried Child" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 5 Islanders took 28 shots in 1 period vs Penguins Penguins' Ross Lonsberry failed on 7th penalty shot against Islanders
  • Dec 6 Spain adopts constitution

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Dec 7 Islander's Mike Bossy's 1st career hat trick

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • Dec 8 Commencement of the 1st day/night WSC cricket supertest at VFL Park

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Dec 8 "The Deer Hunter", directed by Michael Cimino and starring Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken and Meryl Streep, premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 1979)

  • Dec 9 Pioneer Venus 2 drops 5 probes into atmosphere of Venus
  • Dec 9 1st game of Women's Pro Basketball League (WBL), Chicago Hustle vs Milwaukee Does
  • Dec 10 "Platinum" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 33 performances
  • Dec 10 67th Davis Cup: USA beats Great Britain in Rancho Mirage (4-1)
  • Dec 10 In Oslo, Menachem Begin & Anwar Sadat accept 1978 Nobel Peace Prize
  • Dec 10 Islanders ends 15 game undefeated streak (12-0-3) to Canadians
  • Dec 11 6 masked men bound 10 employees at Lufthansa cargo area at NYC Kennedy Airport & made off with $5.8 M in cash & jewelry
  • Dec 11 NBC premiere of "A Woman Called Moses"
  • Dec 13 CBS' premiere of "Lovey: A Circle of Children Part II", sequel to "A Circle of Children", which is also based on Mary Mac Cracken
  • Dec 14 "Ballroom" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 116 performances
  • Dec 14 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Dec 14 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Dec 15 Saint Maarten Patriotic Movement (SPM) forms under W James
  • Dec 15 Test Cricket debut of Malcolm Marshall, v India at Bangalore

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Dec 16 Ronald Reagan denounces President Jimmy Carter's recognition of China PR

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • Dec 16 Cleveland, Ohio becomes the first post-Depression era city to default on its loans, owing $14,000,000 to local banks.
  • Dec 17 Referendum approves new constitution of Rwanda
  • Dec 17 The Workers' Party of Jamaica is founded by Trevor Munroe.
  • Dec 17 OPEC raises oil prices by 18% and agrees on a 14.5% petrolium price increase for 1979, to be implemented quarterly
  • Dec 18 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 849

  • Sep 19 Jorge López Montaña, Spanish footballer
  • Sep 20 Sophie Simard, Lars Germany, swimmer (Olympics-96)
  • Sep 20 Patrizio Buanne, Italian singer
  • Sep 20 Sarit Hadad, Israeli singer
  • Sep 20 T.J. Tucker, American baseball player
  • Sep 20 Dante Hall, American football player
  • Sep 21 Doug Howlett, New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • Sep 22 Ed Joyce, Irish-English cricketer
  • Sep 22 Harry Kewell, Australian soccer player
  • Sep 23 Worm Miller, American filmmaker
  • Sep 23 Keri Lynn Pratt, American actress
  • Sep 24 Tarek Saab, American TV show contestant
  • Sep 24 Wietse van Alten, Dutch archer
  • Sep 25 Laura Nicholls, 50m swimmer (Olympics-96), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • Sep 25 Roudolphe Douala, Cameroonian footballer
  • Sep 25 Ricardo Gardner, Jamaican footballer
  • Sep 25 Jodie Kidd, English model
  • Sep 25 Joel Pineiro, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • Sep 26 Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot, Kenyan long-distance runner
  • Sep 27 Brad Arnold, American singer (3 Doors Down)
  • Sep 27 Jon Rauch, American baseball player
  • Sep 28 Marzena Godecki, actress (Ocean Girl)
  • Sep 28 Nestaea Sealy, Miss Bahamas Universe (1997)
  • Sep 28 Bushido, German rapper
  • Sep 29 Mandy Groff, Miss Nebraska Teen USA (1996)
  • Sep 29 Mohini Bhardwaj, gymnast (alt-Olympics-96), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 29 Gunner McGrath, American guitarist (Much the Same)
  • Sep 29 Kurt Nilsen, Norwegian singer
  • Sep 30 Candice Michelle, American female wrestler
  • Oct 1 Andrew JC Jackson, Australian surf lifesaver
  • Oct 1 Leticia Cline, American model and TV Personality
  • Oct 2 Ayumi Hamasaki, Japanese singer
  • Oct 3 Gerald Asamoah, German footballer
  • Oct 3 Claudio Pizarro, Peruvian footballer
  • Oct 3 Jake Shears, singer (Scissor Sisters)
  • Oct 3 Shannyn Sossamon, American actress
  • Oct 4 Ko Soo, South Korean television and movie actor
  • Oct 4 Kyle Lohse, American baseball player
  • Oct 5 Shane Ryan, Irish Gaelic footballer
  • Oct 5 Jesse Palmer, Canadian-born American football player
  • Oct 5 Morgan Webb, Canadian-born television presenter
  • Oct 5 James Valentine, American musician (Maroon 5)
  • Oct 6 Ricky Hatton, English boxer
  • Oct 7 Alesha Dixon, British pop singer (Mis-Teeq)
  • Oct 7 Zaheer Khan, Indian cricketer
  • Oct 8 Mick O'Driscoll, Irish rugby player
  • Oct 8 Antonino D'Agostino, Italian football player
  • Oct 9 Randy Spelling, actor (Sean Richards-Sunset Beach), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 9 Nicky Byrne, Irish musician (Westlife)
  • Oct 9 Juan Dixon, American basketball player
  • Oct 10 Autumn Waterbury, Miss Illinois Teen USA (2nd-1997)
  • Oct 10 Brandi Watkins, Miss Arkansas Teen USA (1997)
  • Oct 10 Jodi Lynn O'Keefe, Cliffwood Beach NJ, actress (Cassidy-Nash Bridges)
  • Oct 11 Kali, Angolan footballer
  • Oct 12 Baden Cooke, Australian cyclist
  • Oct 13 Jermaine O'Neal, NBA forward (Portland Trailblazers)
  • Oct 14 Justin Brannan, American musician, writer
  • Oct 14 Ryan Church, American baseball player
  • Oct 14 Paul Hunter, English snooker player (d. 2006)
  • Oct 14 Steven Thompson, Scottish footballer

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Oct 14 Usher, American singer (My Way, Confessions) and actor, born in Dallas, Texas

Singer Usher
  • Oct 14 Javon Walker, American football player
  • Oct 15 Cheryl Crowe, Miss Delaware Teen USA (1997)
  • Oct 15 Devon Gummersall, Colo, actor (Relativity, Brian-My So Called Life)
  • Oct 15 Takeshi Morishima Japanese professional wrestler
  • Oct 16 Abel Talamantez, Texas, singer (Menudo-Cannonball)
  • Oct 16 Whitni Zimmerman, Miss New Mexico Teen USA (1996)
  • Oct 16 Ethan Luck, American musician (The O.C. Supertones, Demon Hunter, Relient K)
  • Oct 18 Wesley Jonathan, American actor
  • Oct 18 Mike Tindall, English rugby union player
  • Oct 19 Chris Sellers, rapper (Another Bad Creation), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Oct 19 Enrique Bernoldi, Brazilian race car driver
  • Oct 19 Zakhar Dubenskiy, Russian footballer
  • Oct 19 Henri Sorvali, Finnish musician
  • Oct 19 James Roberts, British Ice Hockey Player
  • Oct 20 Virender Sehwag, Indian cricketer
  • Oct 20 Paul Wilson, Irish bass player (Snow Patrol)
  • Oct 20 Michael Johns, American Idol (season 7) finalist
  • Oct 21 Will Estes, American actor
  • Oct 21 Joey Harrington, American football player
  • Oct 22 Chaswe Nsofwa, Zambian footballer (d. 2007)
  • Oct 22 Owais Shah, English cricketer
  • Oct 22 Dion Glover, American basketball player
  • Oct 23 Steve Harmison, English cricketer
  • Oct 23 Jimmy Bullard, English footballer
  • Oct 23 Archie Thompson, Australian footballer
  • Oct 24 Carlos Edwards, Trinidadian footballer
  • Oct 24 Justin Lee Brannan, American musician
  • Oct 25 Riley Mants, Winnipeg Manitoba, 200m breaststroker (Olympics-96)
  • Oct 25 Russell Anderson, Scottish footballer
  • Oct 26 CM Punk, American professional wrestler
  • Oct 26 Eva Kaili, Greek TV presenter and politician
  • Oct 26 Jimmy Aggrey, English footballer
  • Oct 26 Mark Barry, English musician (BBMak)
  • Oct 27 Vanessa-Mae, Singapore musician
  • Oct 27 Sergei Samsonov, Russian ice hockey player
  • Oct 28 Marta Etura, Spanish actress
  • Oct 28 Justin Guarini, American singer
  • Oct 29 Travis Henry, American football player
  • Oct 30 Martin Dossett, American football player

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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