1978 in History (Part 4)

Events in History

Events 301 - 400 of 432

  • Sep 20 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Sep 20 Yamada Mumon Roshi visits Benedictine Abbey of Maria Laach Germany
  • Sep 21 The Provisional Irish Republican Army explodes bombs at the RAF airfield near Eglinton, County Londonderry; the terminal building, two aircraft hangars and four planes are destroyed
  • Sep 21 3rd Toronto International Film Festival: "Girlfriends" directed by Claudia Weill wins the People's Choice Award

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Sep 22 Israeli PM Menachem Begin returns home after Camp David summit

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin

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Sep 23 100,000 cheering Egyptians welcome Anwar Sadat home from Camp David peace summit

President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate Anwar Sadat
President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate
Anwar Sadat
  • Sep 24 Dutch women hockey team wins world championship
  • Sep 24 Ron Guidry beats Cleveland 4-0, raising his record to 23-3 ERA 1.74
  • Sep 24 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Sep 25 PSA Boeing 727 & a Cessna private plane collide by San Diego, 144 die
  • Sep 26 RR clerks go on strike, halting more than 2/3s of rail service
  • Sep 27 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 27 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Sep 28 Israeli Knesset endorses Camp David accord
  • Sep 28 Pieter Botha succeeds Vorster as premier of South Africa
  • Sep 28 Syrians & Lebanese engage in heavy fighting in Lebanon
  • Oct 1 Comoros adopts constitution
  • Oct 1 Tuvalu (formerly Ellice Islands) declares independence from UK
  • Oct 1 The Voltaic Revolutionary Communist Party is founded.
  • Oct 2 Syrian & Palestinians shoot in East Beirut, 1,300 killed
  • Oct 3 Gold hits record $223.50 an ounce in London
  • Oct 4 Pier 39 opens in San Francisco
  • Oct 4 Funeral services held for Pope John Paul I
  • Oct 5 Sweden's Fälldin government falls
  • Oct 5 Over 30 major nations ratify the Environmental Modification Convention which prohibits weather warfare that has widespread, long-lasting or severe effects
  • Oct 5 "The Boys from Brazil" debuts
  • Oct 6 Hannah H Gray inaugurated as 1st female head of a US university (Chicago)

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Oct 6 Iraq declares Ayatollah Khomeini an undesirable person

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

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Oct 6 Mick Jagger apologizes for racist lyrics in "Some Girls"

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
  • Oct 6 "Midnight Express" debuts
  • Oct 7 USSR performs nuclear test
  • Oct 8 Ken Warby set world water speed record at 319.627 mph (514 kph)
  • Oct 8 Yanks win 3rd straight AL Championship, all against Kansas City

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Oct 10 US Congress approves dollar coin honoring women's suffrage campaigner Susan B. Anthony

Suffragette Susan B. Anthony
Suffragette
Susan B. Anthony
  • Oct 10 Daniel Arap Moi succeeds Kenyatta as president of Kenya
  • Oct 10 Steve Perry joins Journey
  • Oct 11 Aristides Royo elected president of Panama
  • Oct 11 Belgium government of Tindemans resigns
  • Oct 12 Representatives of Israel & Egypt open talks in Washington

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Oct 13 US President Jimmy Carter answers callers' questions on National Public Radio

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • Oct 13 Swaziland's new constitution promulgated bans political parties
  • Oct 13 Tiros N, US's 1st third generation weather satellite, is launched
  • Oct 14 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Oct 15 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Oct 16 Nobel Prize in Economics awarded to Herbert A Simon

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Oct 16 Polish Cardinal Karol Wojtyla elected Pope John Paul II

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Oct 17 President Jimmy Carter signs bill restoring US citizenship to Jefferson Davis
  • Oct 17 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Oct 17 Yanks win 22nd World Championship capping their great comeback year
  • Oct 18 US 1st daughter Susan Ford announces engagement to Charles F Vance
  • Oct 20 Paul Vanden Boeynants forms Belgium government
  • Oct 20 Police's 1st US concert (NYC's CBGBs)
  • Oct 20 US dollar devalued below Dutch Ÿ2
  • Oct 21 Australian civilian pilot Frederick Valentich vanishes in a Cessna 182 over the Bass Strait south of Melbourne, after reporting contact with an unidentified aircraft.
  • Oct 22 8th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:32:30
  • Oct 22 Laugh-in's Judy Carne arrested at Gatwick Airport for drug possession
  • Oct 22 Pope John Paul II is inaugurated as Pope
  • Oct 23 China & Japan formally ends 4 decades of dissension
  • Oct 24 Keith Richards convicted of heroin possession in Toronto
  • Oct 25 Israeli government approves "in principle", a draft compromise peace
  • Oct 26 Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat named joint winners of 1978 Nobel Peace Prize
  • Oct 26 Independent Counsel Act is signed into law.
  • Oct 27 US President Jimmy Carter signs Hawkins-Humphrey full employment bill
  • Oct 28 Don Ritchie runs world record 100k (6:10:20)
  • 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 Yemen) adopts constitution
  • 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 Dominica gains independence from UK & adopts constitution
  • Nov 3 USSR & Vietnam sign peace & friendship treaty
  • Nov 4 Iranian troops fire on anti-Shah student protesters by Tehran U
  • Nov 4 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Nov 5 Iranian PM Jaafar Sharif-Emami resigns to Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi
  • Nov 5 Khomeini followers attack British embassy/El Al office in Iran
  • Nov 6 Shah of Iran places Iran under military rule; General Gholan Reza Azhari forms government
  • 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
Playwright
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
  • 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 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 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 or 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 26 10 die as fire erupts at Holiday Inn in Rochester, NY
  • Nov 26 Christina Crawford autobiography "Mommie Dearest" reaches best-seller status
  • 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 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 2 Chanting "Allah is great", anti-Shah protesters poured through Tehran
  • Dec 4 Dianne Feinstein is named as San Francisco's 1st female & Jewish mayor

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