1978 in History

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 431

  • Jan 1 Air India B747 explodes near Bombay killing 213
  • Jan 1 News editor Donald Woods finally arrives in London after escaping the apartheid regime in South Africa
  • Jan 1 Los Angeles Police chief Edward Davis retires from police force
  • Jan 3 Chandrasekar takes 6-52 & 6-52 at MCG in Indian innings win
  • Jan 5 Bülent Ecevit becomes Prime Minister of Turkey for the 3rd time
  • Jan 6 1st postage stamp copyrighted by US (Carl Sandburg stamp)
  • Jan 6 US hand over St Stephan crown to Hungary
  • Jan 7 Angola revises its constitution in include a state security law
  • Jan 8 Israeli government votes to 'strengthen' settlements in occupied Sinai

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jan 8 Harvey Milk becomes the 1st openly gay person elected to public office in California

American Politician Harvey Milk
American Politician
Harvey Milk
  • Jan 9 Commonwealth of Northern Marianas established
  • Jan 10 Soyuz 27 carring 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station, launched
  • Jan 11 Soyuz 27 links with Salyut 6 & Soyuz 26 (1st time 3 spacecraft link)
  • Jan 13 NASA select its first American women astronauts
  • Jan 15 Theodore Bundy kills Fla State U coeds Lisa Levy & Margaret Bowman
  • Jan 16 Soyuz 27 returns to Earth
  • Jan 18 Geoff Boycott captains England for the 1st time, v Pakistan at Karachi
  • Jan 18 Roof of 3-yr-old Civic Center in Hartford, Ct collapses (no injuries)
  • Jan 18 Thiokol conducts 2nd test firing of space shuttle's SRB
  • Jan 19 Eddie Mathews elected to Hall of Fame
  • Jan 19 Judge William H Webster appointed head of FBI
  • Jan 19 The last Volkswagen Beetle made in Germany leaves VW's plant in Emden. Beetle production in Latin America would continue until 2003.
  • Jan 21 Bee Gees' "Saturday Night Fever" album goes #1 for 24 weeks
  • Jan 23 Belgian industrial Haron Empain kidnapped in Paris
  • Jan 23 Sweden becomes the first nation in the world to ban aerosol sprays, believed to be damaging to earth's ozone layer.
  • Jan 24 Carter Executive Order on Intelligence (# 12036)
  • Jan 25 Muriel Humphrey (D-Mn) appointed to fill late husband's Senate seat
  • Jan 26 Frank Herbert completes his novel "Destination: Void"
  • Jan 26 International Ultraviolet Explorer placed in Earth orbit

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 26 Mário Soares forms Portuguese government

President of Portugal Mário Soares
President of Portugal
Mário Soares
  • Jan 26 Strikers riot in Tunisia, killing about 40
  • Jan 28 Ted Nugent autographs a fan's arm with his knife
  • Jan 29 Sweden outlaws aerosol sprays due to their harmful effect on the ozone layer, becoming the first nation to enact such a ban.
  • Jan 30 Mutual Broadcasting Network begins airing Larry King Show on radio
  • Jan 31 Israel turns 3 milt outposts in West Bank into civilian settlements

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 1 Harriet Tubman is 1st black woman honored on a US postage stamp

Abolitionist Harriet Tubman
Abolitionist
Harriet Tubman
  • Feb 1 Director Roman Polanski skips bail & fled to France after pleading guilty to charges of engaging in sex with a 13-year-old girl
  • Feb 3 Australia beat India 3-2 on 6th day of final test, after India are all out for 445 chasing 493 to win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 3 Egyptian President Anwar al-Sadat and US President Jimmy Carter discuss the Middle East peace process in Washington, D.C.

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • Feb 5 Blizzard forms in US North East, 100 people killed in New England and New York over 3 days
  • Feb 6 Muriel, wife of late Hubert Humphrey (Sen-D-Minn) takes his office
  • Feb 6 Snowstorm hits New England, parts of Rhode Island (54" / 137cm)
  • Feb 7 Ethiopian offensive in Ogaden desert
  • Feb 8 Crown Prince Sad Abdallah al-Salim Al Sabah becomes PM of Kuwait
  • Feb 8 Proceedings of the United States Senate are broadcast on radio for the first time.
  • Feb 10 Frank C Carlucci succeeds John F Blake as deputy director of CIA
  • Feb 11 16 Unification church couples wed in NYC

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Feb 11 China lifts a ban on Aristotle, Shakespeare, & Dickens

  • Feb 11 EOKA disbands in Cyprus
  • Feb 12 US female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne
  • Feb 12 US male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner
  • Feb 13 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Feb 14 1st "micro on a chip" patented by Texas Instruments

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 15 Escaped mass murderer Ted Bundy recaptured, Pensacola, Fla

Serial Killer Ted Bundy
Serial Killer
Ted Bundy
  • Feb 15 Zaire revises constitution
  • Feb 16 1st Computer Bulletin Board System (Ward & Randy's CBBS, Chicago)
  • Feb 17 11 civilians and 1 RUC officer are killed and 30 wounded by a Provisional Irish Republican Army incendiary bomb at the La Mon Restaurant near Belfast
  • Feb 19 Brigitte Kraus runs world record 1000 m indoor (2:34.8)
  • Feb 19 20th Daytona 500: Bobby Allison wins (159.73 MPH)
  • Feb 20 Egypt announces it is pulling its diplomats out of Cyprus
  • Feb 22 2 tankers with propane gas explode killing 15 at Waverly, Tenn
  • Feb 22 28th Berlin International Film Festival: "Las truchas" and "What Max Said" win the Golden Bear (tie)
  • Feb 26 Ira Levin's "Deathtrap" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 27 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Mar 2 Soyuz 28 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Czechoslovakian) to Salyut 6
  • Mar 4 Chicago Daily News, founded in 1875, publishes last issue
  • Mar 5 Landsat 3 launched from Vandenberg AFB, Calif

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 6 Hustler publisher Larry Flynt shot & crippled by a sniper in Georgia

Magazine Publisher Larry Flynt
Magazine Publisher
Larry Flynt
  • Mar 7 Belgian baron Charles Bracht kidnapped
  • Mar 7 Dutch 2nd Chamber votes against neutron bomb

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 8 The first-ever radio episode of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams, is transmitted on BBC Radio 4.

  • Mar 9 Ice Pairs Championship at Ottawa won by Rodnina & Zaitsev (URS)
  • Mar 9 Ladies Figure Skating Champions in Ottawa won by Anett Potzsch (GDR)
  • Mar 9 Men's Figure Skating Champions in Ottawa won by Charles Tickner (USA)
  • Mar 10 Soyuz 28 returns to Earth
  • Mar 11 Terrorists attack mail truck at Tel Aviv, 45 killed
  • Mar 11 USF-led Bill Cartwright scores 23 points as the Dons oust NC
  • Mar 12 Eric Heiden skates world record 1000m (1:14.99)
  • Mar 13 Moluccan "suicide commandos" occupies Province house
  • Mar 14 Marines terminate Moluccan action in Province house (1 dead)
  • Mar 15 -21] operation Litani: Israeli offensive in South Lebanon
  • Mar 15 A's trade Vida Blue to Giants for 7 players & $390,000
  • Mar 15 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Mar 16 Amoco Cadiz spills 223,000 tons of crude oil off French coast

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 16 Red Brigade kidnaps former premier Aldo Moro in Italy, 5 killed

Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro
Italian Prime Minister
Aldo Moro
  • Mar 16 Soyuz 26 returns to Earth
  • Mar 16 US Senate accepts Panama Canal treaty
  • Mar 16 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Mar 17 Amoco Cadiz tanker spills 1.6 mil gallons of oil off French coast
  • Mar 17 Reds don green uniforms for St Patricks Day
  • Mar 18 Former Pakistani premier Ali Bhutto sentenced to death
  • Mar 19 50,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam against neutron bomb
  • Mar 21 San Francisco passes its and the U.S.' most comprehensive homosexual rights bill
  • Mar 22 France performs nuclear test

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 22 Robert Frost Plaza, at California, Drumm & Market, SF, dedicated

  • Mar 22 Karl Wallenda of The Flying Wallendas dies after falling off a tight-rope between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Mar 23 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Mar 27 Rutles "All You Need is Cash" is shown on British TV
  • Mar 28 Daryl Gates becomes the 49th Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department
  • Mar 31 USSR launches Kosmos 1000 navigational satellite

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 Paramahamsa Sri Nithyananda, Indian spiritualist
  • Jan 5 Sabrina Harman, American military figure and accused torturer
  • Jan 8 Boris Avrukh, Israeli chess grandmaster
  • Jan 14 Just Blaze, American hip hop producer
  • Jan 31 Brad Rutter, Jeopardy! champion
  • Jan 31 Ray Shah, Irish DJ, TV, radio presenter
  • Feb 7 David Aebischer, National Hockey League goaltender
  • Feb 9 Daniel Mann, British television commentator
  • Feb 10 Lorna Bailey, English ceramic designer
  • Feb 12 Silver Meikar, Estonian politician
  • Feb 15 Tuan Le, American poker player
  • Feb 17 Jacob Wetterling, American kidnapping victim
  • Feb 24 Louise Woodward, ELton England, nanny who killed Matthew Eappen
  • Feb 26 John Tartaglia, Broadway performer and "Muppeteer"
  • Mar 11 Christopher Rice, American author
  • Mar 12 Cristina Teuscher, New Rochelle NY, 4X200m freestyle (Olymp-gold-96)
  • Mar 12 Arina Tanemura, Japanese mangaka
  • Mar 14 Carlo Giuliani, Italian anarchist (d. 2001)
  • Mar 15 Takeru Kobayashi, Japanese competitive eater
  • Mar 21 Charmaine Dragun, Australian news anchor (d.2007)
  • Mar 24 Michael Braun, Australian rules footballer
  • Apr 4 Sam Moran, Australian entertainer
  • Apr 16 Matthew Lloyd, Australian rules footballer
  • Apr 19 Amanda Sage, American born visionary artist
  • Apr 20 Mirei Kuroda, Japanese gravure idol
  • May 4 Shaenon K. Garrity, American webcomics writer and artist
  • May 6 Fredrick Federley, Swedish politician
  • May 6 Alexander Fedorov, Russian bodybuilder
  • May 7 Brian Clevinger, American author
  • May 11 Richard Spencer, American white supremacist, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • May 17 Paddy Kenny, Irish goalkeeper
  • May 24 Brian Ching, American footballer
  • May 30 Lyoto Machida, Brazilian mixed martial artist
  • Jun 7 Adrienne Frantz, (Tiffany Thorne-Sunset Beach), born in Mt Clemens, Michigan
  • Jun 9 Shandi Finnessey, game hostess
  • Jun 19 Garfield the Cat, animated character "Big fat hairy deal"
  • Jun 20 Quinton Jackson, American Mixed Martial Artist
  • Jun 30 Owen Lafave, ex-husband of Debra Lafave
  • Jun 30 Ben Cousins, Australian Football League player
  • Jul 2 Jüri Ratas, Estonian politician
  • Jul 17 Ricardo Arona, Brazilian mixed martial artist
  • Jul 22 Martyn Lee, English radio presenter
  • Jul 25 Louise Brown, English, 1st person born through in vitro fertilisation (IVF), born in Oldham
  • Jul 25 Louise Joy Brown, Oldham England, world's first test tube baby
  • Aug 7 Alexandre Aja, French director
  • Aug 28 Shaniqua, American wrestling valet
  • Sep 1 Lucie Blackman, English murder victim (d. 2000)
  • Sep 3 Paul Moor, English ten-pin bowler
  • Sep 4 Christian Walz, svensk soulartist.
  • Sep 5 Zhang Zhong, Chinese chess player
  • Sep 19 Nigel Mitchell, Quizmania and Capital Disney presenter
  • Sep 24 Tarek Saab, American TV show contestant
  • Oct 1 Andrew JC Jackson, Australian surf lifesaver
  • Oct 14 Paul Hunter, English snooker player (d. 2006)
  • Oct 20 Paul Wilson, Irish bass player (Snow Patrol)
  • Nov 2 Vitor "Shaolin" Ribeiro, Brazilian mixed-martial artist and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion
  • Nov 9 Steven Lopez, American taekwondo martial artist
  • Nov 28 Ryan Leslie, American producer
  • Nov 30 Emil Steiner, American writer
  • Dec 7 Chad Dukes, Radio Personality
  • Dec 10 Donna Williams, co-founder of Neopets
  • Dec 13 BJ Penn, American mixed martial artist

Weddings in History

  • Jan 24 Rose Dugdale and Eddie Gallagher become the first convicted prisoners to marry in prison in the history of the Republic of Ireland.

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 15 Novelist Danielle Steel (30) weds William George Toth

Novelist Danielle Steel
Novelist
Danielle Steel

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 29 Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke (24) weds school teacher Anna Friedmann

Economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke
Economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve
Ben Bernanke
  • Jun 15 Jordan's King Hussein marries Elizabeth Halaby, 26-yr-old American
  • Jun 30 English prince Michael marries baroness Marie-Christine von Reibnitz
  • Sep 2 Gloria Fajardo (21) marries Emilio Estefan (25) (Miami Sound Machine)
  • Oct 13 James Earl Ray, assassin of Martin Luther King weds Anna Sandhu

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 20 Journalist Ben Bradlee (57) weds fellow journalist Sally Quinn (37)

Journalist Ben Bradlee
Journalist
Ben Bradlee
  • Nov 17 Gerald Lascelles, British aristocrat and son of Princess Mary weds 2nd wife Elizabeth Collingwood in Vienna

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 31 Best-selling author Michael Crichton (36) weds lawyer Kathleen St. Johns


Divorces in History


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Apr 14 Novelist Danielle Steel (30) divorces Danny Zugelder after almost 3 years of marriage

Novelist Danielle Steel
Novelist
Danielle Steel

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jun 15 US Senator Edward W Brooke (58) divorces first wife Remigia Ferrari-Scacco after 31 years of marriage

US Senator Edward W. Brooke
US Senator
Edward W. Brooke

Deaths in History

Deaths 1 - 100 of 108

  • Jan 4 Willem Bruynzeel, Dutch timber/lumber/wood manufacturer, dies at 76
  • Jan 6 John D MacArthur, US insurance billionaire, dies at 80
  • Jan 8 Walter Keirnan, TV panelist (I've Got a Secret), dies at 75
  • Jan 10 John D. Rockefeller III, US billionaire/philanthropist, dies at 71
  • Jan 10 Pedro Joaquín Chamorro, of La Prensa, assassinated in Managua
  • Jan 10 Zeb Turner, country-rock performer (Chew Tobacco Rag), dies at 62
  • Jan 13 Hubert Humphrey, (Sen-D-Minn, VP), dies at 66 in Waverly, Minn
  • Jan 14 Kurt Gödel, Austrian mathematician (b. 1906)
  • Jan 15 Margaret Bowman & Janet Levy, Chi Omega, FSU, killed by Ted Bundy
  • Jan 18 Hasan Askari, Pakistani philosopher, critic and writer (b. 1919)
  • Jan 18 Walter H. Thompson, English Scotland Yard detective, bodyguard of Winston Churchill (b. 1890)
  • Jan 21 Freda Utley, British scholar and author. (b. 1898)
  • Jan 22 Oliver Leese, British World War II general (b. 1894)
  • Jan 24 Herta Oberheuser, German doctor (b. 1911)
  • Jan 25 Tango Duke, dies in Australia at 42; oldest known thoroughbred horse
  • Feb 4 Bergen Evans, English professor ($64,000 Question), dies at 73
  • Feb 5 Annie [Anna HM] Romein-Verschoor, Dutch historian (Omzien), dies at 83
  • Feb 5 Frans van Immerseel, Belgian graphic artist, dies at 68
  • Feb 9 Kimberly Leach, killed by Ted Bundy in Lake City Fla at 12
  • Feb 11 James B Conant, headmaster (Harvard University), dies at 84
  • Feb 11 Harry Martinson, Swedish writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1904)
  • Feb 16 E. Roland Harriman, American financier (b. 1895)
  • Feb 21 Mieczysław Żywczyński, Polish historian and priest (b. 1901)
  • Feb 22 Phyllis McGinley, US poetess (Pulitzer 1961), dies at 72
  • Feb 25 Daniel "Chappie" James Jr, retired Air Force general, dies at 58
  • Feb 28 Eric Frank Russell, sci-fi author (Hugo, Deep Space), dies at 73
  • Mar 4 Wesley Bolin, former Governor of the U.S. State of Arizona (b. 1909)
  • Mar 18 Faith Baldwin, US author (They Who Love), dies at 84
  • Mar 19 Gaston Julia, French mathematician (b. 1893)
  • Mar 22 Karl Wallenda, falls to death walking high-wire in PR at 73
  • Mar 24 Brackett Hamilton Leigh, [Douglass], author (Ginger Star), dies at 62
  • Mar 31 Charles Herbert Best, American-Canadian physiologist/co-discoverer (Insulin), dies at 79
  • Apr 9 Clough Williams-Ellis, Welsh architect (b.1883)
  • Apr 13 Jack Chambers, Canadian artist (b. 1931)
  • Apr 16 Lucius D Clay, gen/gov US zone W-Germany (airlift), dies at 80
  • Apr 19 Emile de Strijker, Belgian philosopher, dies at 70
  • Apr 25 Lee Kim Lai, Singaporean police officer (b. 1960)
  • Apr 27 Mohammed Daud, premier/president of Afghanistan, murdered
  • May 3 Wim van Doorne, Dutch auto manufacturer (DAF), dies at 71

MurderAssassination

May 9 Aldo Moro, Five times Prime Minister of Italy, assassinated by the Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization Red Brigades at 61

Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro
Italian Prime Minister
Aldo Moro
  • May 11 John Clinge Doorenbos, Dutch journalist/poet, dies at 93

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 15 Robert Menzies, 12th Prime Minister of Australia (1939-41, 1949-66) and its longest-serving, dies of a heart attack at 83

12th Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies
12th Australian Prime Minister
Robert Menzies
  • May 17 John Selwyn Brooke Selwyn Lloyd, speaker of house of commons, dies
  • May 21 Jo Spier [Joseph Spier], Dutch cartoonist and water color painter, dies at 77
  • Jun 5 John Meulenhoff, Dutch publisher, dies at 71
  • Jun 7 Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, British chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
  • Jun 12 Guo Moruo, Chinese writer (b. 1892)
  • Jun 15 Anton Roosjen, politician/NCRV-chairman, dies at 83
  • Jun 18 Walter C. Alvarez, American physician (b. 1884)
  • Jun 24 Robert Charroux, French writer (b. 1909)
  • Jun 25 Hussein al-Ghasjmi, president of North-Yemen, murdered
  • Jun 26 Rabbaji, president of South-Yemen, executed
  • Jun 28 Clifford Dupont, First President of Rhodesia (b. 1905)
  • Jul 1 Kurt Student, German Luftwaffe general (b. 1890)
  • Jul 2 Aris Alexandrou, Greek novelist, poet and translator (b. 1922)
  • Jul 9 Abdul Razak al-Naif, premier of Iraq, murdered
  • Jul 10 Joe Davis, English snooker player (b. 1901)
  • Aug 2 Satomi Myodo, Zen nun/attendant of Hakuun Yasutani Roshi, dies at 82
  • Aug 2 Totie Fields, [Sophie Feldman], comedienne, dies at about 48
  • Aug 3 Ezzedin Kalak, Palestinian PLO representative in Paris, murdered
  • Aug 6 Edward Durrell Stone, US architect, dies at 76
  • Aug 6 Pope Paul VI, [Giovanni Montini], (1963-78), dies at 80
  • Aug 9 James Gould Cozzens, American novelist (1949 Pulitzer-Guard of Honor), dies at 74
  • Aug 9 Johan Daisne, [Thiery], Belgian writer (Lago Maggiore), dies at 66
  • Aug 14 Nicolas Bentley, British writer (b. 1907)
  • Aug 16 Alidius WL Tjarda van Stachouwer, gov-gen of Neth Indies, dies at 90
  • Aug 21 Charles Eames, US chair manufacturer, dies at 71
  • Aug 22 Ignazio Silone, Italian author (Fontamara, Pane e vino), dies at 78

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 22 Jomo Kenyatta, 1st premier of Kenya (1963-78), dies at 83

Founding Father of Kenya Jomo Kenyatta
Founding Father of Kenya
Jomo Kenyatta
  • Aug 28 Bruce Catton, US historian/writer (Civil War), dies at 78
  • Aug 31 John Wrathall, President of Rhodesia (b. 1913)
  • Sep 1 Olga de Haas, Dutch ballerina, dies at 33
  • Sep 6 Jan Berger, Dutch politician, dies at 59
  • Sep 9 Jack L Warner, US movie production (Warner Bros), dies at 86)
  • Sep 9 Hugh MacDiarmid, Scottish poet (b. 1892)
  • Sep 11 Georgi Markov, Bulgarian dissident (b. 1929)
  • Sep 11 Janet Parker, medical photographer (b. c. 1938)
  • Sep 15 Willy Messerschmitt, German aircraft builder, dies at 80
  • Sep 15 Robert Cliche, French Canadian politician and judge (b. 1921)
  • Sep 19 Rolf Gunther, East German priest, self imolation
  • Sep 19 Étienne Gilson, French philosopher and historian (b. 1884)
  • Sep 26 Manne Siegbahn, Swedish physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1886)
  • Sep 28 Pope John Paul I [Albino Luciani], 263rd Roman Catholic Pope, dies after 33 days as pope at 65
  • Oct 9 Jacques Brel, Belgian chansonnier, buried on Atuama, dies at 49
  • Oct 10 Gesina Van der Molen, Dutch WWII resistance fighter/lawyer, dies at 86
  • Oct 10 Ralph H Metcalfe, (Rep-D-Ill), dies at 68
  • Oct 12 Nancy Spungen, killed by boyfriend Sid Vicious in NYC
  • Oct 18 Jacques Mornard, [Ramon Mercader], murderer of Trotsky, dies at 64
  • Oct 21 Anastas I Mikojan, Russian politician, dies at 83
  • Oct 22 John Riley, English poet (murdered) (b. 1937)
  • Nov 7 Janet Flanner, writer, dies at 86
  • Nov 8 Norman Rockwell, artist (Saturday Evening Post covers), dies at 84

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 15 Margaret Mead, American anthropologist (Thoughts & Female), dies of pancreatic cancer at 76

Cultural Anthropologist Margaret Mead
Cultural Anthropologist
Margaret Mead

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 18 Jim Jones, US pastor, leader of Jonestown Cult, commits suicide at 47

Founder of the Peoples Temple cult Jim Jones
Founder of the Peoples Temple cult
Jim Jones
  • Nov 18 Leo J Ryan, (Rep-Cal) & 4 killed in Jonestown, Guyana by members of Peoples Temple, followed by ritual mass suicide of 914 members
  • Nov 20 Vasilisk Gnedov, Russian poet (b. 1890)
  • Nov 25 Elaine Esposito, American woman who held record for longest coma (37 years), dies in a coma at 43
  • Nov 27 George Moscone, Mayor of San Francisco (1976-78) shot and killed by Dan White aged 49

MurderAssassination

Nov 27 Harvey Milk, first openly gay person to be elected to public office, assassinated by Dan White at 48

American Politician Harvey Milk
American Politician
Harvey Milk
  • Nov 28 Antonio Vespucio Liberti, Argentine football executive (b. 1902)