June 1978 in History

Events in History

  • 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 4 32nd Tony Awards: Da & Ain't Misbehavin' win
  • Jun 4 Liberal Julio Turbay Ayola wins Colombia elections
  • Jun 6 Proposition 13 cuts California property taxes 57%
  • Jun 7 Emmy 5th Daytime Award presentation
  • Jun 8 51st National Spelling Bee: Peg McCarthy wins spelling deification
  • Jun 8 Nevada jury rules Howard Hughes "Mormon Will" is a forgery
  • Jun 9 Gutenberg Bible (1 of 21) sells for $2.4 million, London
  • Jun 9 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) strikes down 148 year policy of excluding black men from priesthood
  • Jun 10 Yankees trade Ken Holzman for Ron Davis
  • Jun 10 Costa Rica becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
  • 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
  • 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 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 Victor de la Torre wins Peru election

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Garfield Cartoonist Jim Davis
Garfield Cartoonist
Jim Davis
  • 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 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 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

Birthdays in History

  • 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

Weddings in History

  • Jun 15 Jordan's King Hussein marries Elizabeth Halaby, 26-yr-old American
  • Jun 30 English prince Michael marries baroness Marie-Christine von Reibnitz

Divorces in History

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

  • 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)