Historical Events for December 1978

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1st - Pres Carter more than doubles national park system size
1st - Test Cricket debut of Rodney Hogg, v England at the Gabba
1st - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
2nd - Chanting "Allah is great", anti-Shah protesters poured through Tehran
2nd - Neil Diamond & Barbra Striesand's "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" hits #1
2nd - 43rd Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 34-16 in Birmingham
3rd - "King of Hearts" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 48 performances
3rd - Pat Bradley/Lon Hinkle wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
4th - Dianne Feinstein is named as San Francisco's 1st female & Jewish mayor
4th - Dutch war criminal Pieter Menten freed
4th - Pioneer Venus 1 goes into orbit around Venus
5th - Free agent Pete Rose signs 4-year, $32 million contract with Phillies becoming highest paid baseball player
5th - Pioneer Venus 1 begins orbiting Venus
5th - Sam Shepard's "Buried Child" premieres in NYC
5th - Islanders took 28 shots in 1 period vs Penguins Penguins' Ross Lonsberry failed on 7th penalty shot against Islanders
MLB Player and Manager Pete RoseMLB Player and Manager Pete Rose 6th - Spain adopts constitution
7th - Islander's Mike Bossy's 1st career hat trick
8th - Commencement of the 1st day/night WSC cricket supertest at VFL Park
8th - "The Deer Hunter", directed by Michael Cimino and starring Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken and Meryl Streep, premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 1979)
9th - Pioneer Venus 2 drops 5 probes into atmosphere of Venus
9th - 1st game of Women's Pro Basketball League (WBL), Chicago Hustle vs Milwaukee Does
10th - "Platinum" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 33 performances
10th - 67th Davis Cup: USA beats Great Britain in Rancho Mirage (4-1)
10th - In Oslo, Menachem Begin & Anwar Sadat accept 1978 Nobel Peace Prize
10th - Islanders ends 15 game undefeated streak (12-0-3) to Canadians
11th - 6 masked men bound 10 employees at Lufthansa cargo area at NYC Kennedy Airport & made off with $5.8 M in cash & jewelry
Israeli Prime Minister Menachem BeginIsraeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin 11th - NBC premiere of "A Woman Called Moses"
13th - CBS' premiere of "Lovey: A Circle of Children Part II", sequel to "A Circle of Children", which is also based on Mary Mac Cracken
14th - "Ballroom" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 116 performances
14th - China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
14th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
15th - Saint Maarten Patriotic Movement (SPM) forms under W James
15th - Test Cricket debut of Malcolm Marshall, v India at Bangalore
16th - Ronald Reagan denounces President Jimmy Carter's recognition of China PR
16th - Cleveland, Ohio becomes the first post-Depression era city to default on its loans, owing $14,000,000 to local banks.
17th - Referendum approves new constitution of Rwanda
17th - The Workers' Party of Jamaica is founded by Trevor Munroe.
17th - OPEC raises oil prices by 18% and agrees on a 14.5% petrolium price increase for 1979, to be implemented quarterly
US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan 18th - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
18th - USSR performs underground nuclear test
19th - France performs nuclear test
19th - Indira Gandhi ambushed in India
20th - H. R. Haldeman, Nixon's White House Chief of Staff released from jail
21st - "Broadway Musical" opens/closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC
21st - Police in Des Plaines Ill, arrest John Wayne Gacy for murder
22nd - Kenney Jones becomes The Who's new drummer
22nd - Thailand adopts constitution
23rd - Islanders scored 7 goals in 1 period against NY Rangers, Trottier scores 8 points vs Rangers, 5 goals-NHL record 6 pts in 1 period
25th - 8th Fiesta Bowl: #8 Arkansas ties #15 UCLA, 10-10
26th - India's former Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi is released from jail
27th - King Juan Carlos ratifies Spain's 1st democratic constitution
4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi 27th - Spain becomes a democracy after 40 years of dictatorship.
27th - CBS Television's premiere of its version of "Les Miserables", starring Richard Jordan and Anthony Persins
28th - 30th hat trick in Islander history (Mike Bossy)
29th - Shah of Iran, asks Shapour Bahktiar to form a civilian government
29th - Spain constitution goes into effect
29th - Test Cricket debut of Allan Robert Border, v England at the MCG
30th - "The King & I" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 719 performances
30th - Ohio State dismisses Woody Hayes as its football coach
31st - "Magic Show" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 1859 performances
31st - "Runaways" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 199 performances
31st - CIA director, Admiral Stansfield Turner retires from the Navy
31st - Iran shah names Chapour Bakhtiar premier
31st - Taiwan's final day of diplomatic relations with US
Ice Hockey Great Mike BossyIce Hockey Great Mike Bossy 31st - The Runaways' band's last ever concert at Daly, CA.'s Cow Palace

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