Historical Events in June 1978

  • 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.

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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

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Jun 19 Garfield, created by Jim Davis, 1st appears as a comic strip

Garfield Cartoonist Jim Davis
Garfield Cartoonist
Jim Davis

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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