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Year 1978 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 23 Sweden becomes the first nation in the world to ban aerosol sprays, believed to be damaging to earth's ozone layer.
  • Sep 16 25,000 die in 7.7 earthquake in Tabar, Iran

Historical Figures Born in 1978

  • Jan 1 Paramahamsa Sri Nithyananda, Indian spiritualist
  • Jan 5 Sabrina Harman, American military figure and accused torturer, born in Lorton, Virginia
  • Jan 7 Israel Keyes, American serial killer, born in Richmond, Utah (d. 2012)
  • Jan 14 Just Blaze [Justin Smith], American hip hop producer, born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Jan 31 Brad Rutter, Jeopardy! champion, born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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Historical Marriages

  • Jan 24 Rose Dugdale and Eddie Gallagher become the first convicted prisoners to marry in prison in the history of the Republic of Ireland.
  • Apr 15 Novelist Danielle Steel (30) weds William George Toth
  • May 20 Soldier and later politician Lee Hsien Loong marries first wife doctor Wong Ming Yang

Historical Divorces


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