1978 in History
January 1 Air India B747 explodes near Bombay killing 213
January 1 President Ford signs 1st major revision of copyright law since 1909
January 1 "Your Arm's Too Short..." closes at Lyceum New York City after 429 performances
January 2 Bulent Ecevit forms government in Turkey
January 2 Rhino Records releases their 1st album "Wildmania"
January 3 Chandrasekar takes 6-52 and 6-52 at MCG in Indian innings win
January 6 1st postage stamp copyrighted by U.S. (Carl Sandburg stamp)
January 6 U.S. hand over St. Stephan crown to Hungary
January 7 Angola revises its constitution
January 8 Israeli government votes to 'strengthen' settlements in occupied Sinai
January 9 Commonwealth of Northern Marianas established
January 10 Soyuz 27 carring 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station, launched
January 11 Governor Askew dedicates RCUC solar office building
January 11 Soyuz 27 links with Salyut 6 and Soyuz 26 (1st time 3 spacecraft link)
January 14 Sex Pistols' final concert (Winterland, SF)
January 15 Superbowl XII: Dallas Cowboys beat Denver Broncos, 27-10 in N Orleans Superbowl MVP: Harvey Martin, Dallas, DE and Randy White, Dallas, DT
January 15 Theodore Bundy kills Florida State University coeds Lisa Levy and Margaret Bowman
January 16 5th American Music Award: Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac and C Twitty
January 16 Soyuz 27 returns to Earth
January 18 Geoff Boycott captains England for the 1st time, vs. Pak Karachi
January 18 Roof of 3-yr-old Civic Center in Hartford, Ct collapses (no injuries)
January 18 Thiokol conducts 2nd test firing of space shuttle's SRB
January 19 Eddie Mathews elected to Hall of Fame
January 19 Judge William H Webster appointed head of FBI
January 20 Columbia Pictures pays $9.5 million for movie rights to "Annie"
January 21 Bee Gees' "Saturday Night Fever" album goes #1 for 24 weeks
January 23 Belgian industrial Haron Empain kidnapped in Paris
January 23 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 14-13
January 24 31st NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 3-2 (OT) at Buffalo
January 24 Carter Executive Order on Intelligence
January 25 Muriel Humphrey (D-Mn) appointed to fill late husband's Senate seat
January 25 Padres trade pitcher Dave Tomlin and $125,000 to Rangers for Gaylord Perry (He wins 1978 Cy Young Award)
January 26 Frank Herbert completes his novel "Destination: Void"
January 26 International Ultraviolet Explorer placed in Earth orbit
January 26 Mario Soares forms Portuguese government
January 26 Strikers riot in Tunisia, killing about 40
January 28 "Fantasy Island" starring Ricardo Montalban premieres on ABC TV
January 28 Ranger's Don Murdoch failed on 4th penalty shot against Islanders
January 28 Ted Nugent autographs a fan's arm with his knife
January 29 Joanne Carner wins Colgate Triple Crown Match-Play Golf Championship
January 30 Addie Joss and Larry MacPhail elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
January 30 Mutual Broadcasting Network begins airing Larry King Show on radio
January 31 "Elvis: The Legend Lives!" opens at Palace Theater New York City for 101 performances
January 31 Israel turns 3 military outposts in West Bank into civilian settlements
February 1 Director Roman Polanski skips bail and fled to France after pleading guilty to charges of engaging in sex with a 13-year-old girl
February 1 Harriet Tubman is 1st black woman honored on a U.S. postage stamp
February 3 Australia beat India 3-2 on 6th day of final test
February 3 India needing 493 to beat Australia at Adelaide, all out 445
February 5 Fred Newman makes 88 consecutive basketball free throws blindfolded
February 6 Muriel Humphrey, Senator-D-Minnesota 1978, wife of late Hubert Humphrey takes his office
February 6 Snowstorm hits New England, parts of RI (54" (137cm))
February 7 Ethiopian offensive in Ogaden desert
February 8 Crown Prince Sad Abdallah al-Salim Al Sabah becomes Prime Minister of Kuwait
February 10 Frank C Carlucci succeeds John F Blake as deputy director of CIA
February 11 16 Unification church couples wed in New York City
February 11 25th hat trick in Islander history-Denis Potvin
February 11 China lifts a ban on Aristotle, Shakespeare, and Dickens
February 11 EOKA organization disbands in Cyprus
February 12 Debbie Austin wins LPGA American Cancer Society Golf Classic
February 12 "Jesus Christ Superstar" closes at Longacre Theater New York City after 96 performances
February 12 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne
February 12 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner
February 13 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
February 14 1st "micro on a chip" patented by Texas Instruments
February 14 In girls' High School basketball, Chicago Latin beats Harvard St. George
February 15 England all out 64 for 1st loss to New Zealand in cricket (Boycott captain)
February 15 Escaped mass murderer Ted Bundy recaptured, Pensacola, Florida
February 15 Leon Spinks beats Muhammad Ali in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
February 15 Zaire revises constitution
February 16 1st Computer Bulletin Board System (Ward and Randy's CBBS, Chicago)
February 18 1st Iron Man Triathlon held, Kona, Hawaii
February 19 Brigitte Kraus runs world record 1000 m indoor (2:34.8)
February 19 Coleman, Comden and Green's musical premieres in New York City
February 19 "On the 20th Century" opens at St. James Theater New York City for 460 performances
February 20 4th People's Choice Awards: Star Wars, Carol Burnett and Bob Hope
February 20 Bob Backland beats Billy Graham in NY, to become WWF wrestling champ
February 20 Egypt announces it is pulling its diplomats out of Cyprus
February 20 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
February 22 2 tankers with propane gas explode killing 15 at Waverly, Tennessee
February 23 20th Grammy Awards: Hotel California, Fleetwood Mac, Debbie Boone wins
February 24 Kevin Porter, New Jersey, sets NBA record with 29 assists in a game
February 25 Botham scores 1st Test Cricket century, 103 vs. New Zealand Christchurch
February 26 Ira Levin's "Deathtrap," premieres in New York City
February 26 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic
February 27 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
March 1 Charlie Chaplin's coffin was stolen from a Swiss cemetery
March 1 "Timbuktu!" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 243 performances
March 2 1st broadcast of "Dallas" on CBS TV
March 2 Soyuz 28 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Czechoslovakian) to Salyut 6
March 3 1st day of Test cricket for Desmond Haynes (WI vs. Australia)
March 3 Charles Chaplin's remains are stolen in Switzerland
March 4 Chicago Daily News, founded in 1875, publishes last issue
March 5 "Hello, Dolly!" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City for 152 performances
March 5 Landsat 3 launched from Vandenberg AFB, California
March 7 Belgian baron Charles Bracht kidnapped
March 7 Canuck's Ron Sedlbauer fails on 5th penalty shot against Islanders
March 7 Dutch 2nd Chamber votes against neutron bomb
March 9 Ice Dance Championship at Ottawa Canada won by Linichuk and Karponosov
March 9 Ice Pairs Championship at Ottawa won by Rodnina and Zaitsev (URS)
March 9 Ladies Figure Skating Champions in Ottawa won by Anett Potzsch (GDR)
March 9 Men's Figure Skating Champions in Ottawa won by Charles Tickner (USA)
March 10 Soyuz 28 returns to Earth
March 11 Terrorists attack mail truck at Tel Aviv, 45 killed
March 11 USF-led Bill Cartwright scores 23 points as the Dons oust NC
March 12 Eric Heiden skates world record 1000m (1:14.99)
March 12 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sunstar Golf Classic
March 13 Moluccans "suicide commandos" occupies Province house
March 14 Marines terminate Molukse action in Province house (1 dead)
March 14 NFL permanently adds 7th official (side judge)
March 15 A's trade Vida Blue to Giants for 7 players and $390,000
March 15 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
March 15 Operation Litani: Israeli offensive in South Lebanon
March 16 Amoco Cadiz spills 223,000 tons of crude oil off French coast
March 16 Red Brigade kidnaps former premier Aldo Moro in Italy, 5 killed
March 16 Soyuz 26 returns to Earth
March 16 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
March 16 U.S. Senate accepts Panama Canal treaty
March 17 Amoco Cadiz tanker spills 1.6 mil gallons of oil off French coast
March 17 Ligeti's opera "Le Grand Macabre," premieres in Stockholm
March 17 Reds don green uniforms for St. Patricks Day
March 18 250,000 attend rock concert California Jam II in Ontario California
March 18 Pakistani former premier Ali Bhutto sentenced to death
March 19 50,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam against neutron bomb
March 19 Sally Little wins LPGA Kathryn Crosby/Honda Civic Golf Classic
March 20 Flyers' Rick MacLeash scores on 6th penalty shot against Islanders
March 21 Padres fire Al Dark (2nd manager ever fired during spring training)
March 22 France performs nuclear test
March 22 Robert Frost Plaza, at California, Drumm and Market, SF, dedicated
March 22 Rutle's "All You Need is Cash" is show on NBC-TV
March 23 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
March 24 Wings release "With a Little Luck"
March 27 40th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Duke 94-88
March 27 Bob Fosse's "Dancin'" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 1,774 performances
March 27 Rutles "All You Need is Cash" is shown on British TV
March 30 "History of the American Film" opens at ANTA Theater New York City for 21 performances
March 31 Red Rum wins 3rd consecutive Grand National and retires
March 31 U.S.S.R. launches Kosmos 1000 navigational satellite
March 31 Wings release "London Town" album
April 2 7th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Sandra Post
April 2 Basil Williams scores 100 on Test Cricket debut, vs. Australia Georgetown
April 2 TV show "Dallas" premieres on CBS (as a 5 week mini-series)
April 2 Velcro was 1st put on the market
April 3 50th Academy Awards - "Annie Hall," Rich Dreyfuss and Diane Keaton win
April 3 European market and China signs trade agreement
April 3 Larry King moves his radio show from Miami to Washington D.C.
April 6 Karnataka beat Uttar Pradesh by inn and 193 to win Ranji Trophy
April 7 Guttenberg bible sold for $2,000,000 in New York City
April 7 President Carter defers production of neutron bomb
April 7 U.S. Court of Appeals upholds Commissioner Kuhn's voiding of attempted player sales by A's owner Charlie Finley in June 1976
April 9 42nd Golf Masters Championship: Gary Player wins, shooting a 277
April 9 Brewers sweep Orioles 11-3, 16-3, and 13-5 (each with a grand slam)
April 9 David Thompson scores ties 3rd highest total in the NBA - 73
April 9 Denver's David Thompson scores 73 points and San Antonio's George Gervin scores 63 points in separate NBA games (33 in 1 quarter)
April 10 Formation of Major Indoor Soccer League announced
April 13 Jackson slugs a 3-run home run in the 1st inning, and the field is showered
April 13 New York Yankees defeat White Sox 4-2 in home opener on Reggie Candy Bar Day
April 14 David Hare's "Plenty," premieres in London
April 14 Korean Air Lines Boeing 707, fired on by Soviets, crashes in Russia
April 14 WRR-AM in Dallas Texas changes call letters to KAAM
April 15 43 die as 2 express trains collide head-on south of Bologna, Italy
April 15 Great Britain performs nuclear test
April 16 "History of the American Film" closes at ANTA New York City after 21 performances
April 16 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
April 16 St. Louis Card Bob Forsch no-hits Phillies, 5-0
April 17 63,500,000 shares traded on New York stock exchange (record)
April 17 7th Boston Women's Marathon won by Gayle Barron of Georgia in 2:44:52
April 17 82nd Boston Marathon won by Bill Rodgers of Mass in 2:10:13
April 17 Pulitzer prize awarded to Carl Sagan for "Dragons of Eden"
April 18 Senate votes to turn Panama Canal over to Panama on Dec 31, 1999
April 19 Yitzhak Navron elected 5th president of Israel
April 22 Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Earl Anthony
April 23 Amy Alcott wins LPGA American Defender Golf Classic
April 23 Reds Joe Morgan ends record streak of 91 cons errorless games at 2nd
April 23 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
April 24 Angels Nolan Ryan strikes out 15 Mariners, 20th time he has 15 in game
April 25 Phillie Phanatic makes 1st appearance
April 25 Supreme Court rules pension plans can't require women to pay more
April 26 France sends troops to Chad
April 26 NASA launches space vehicle S-201
April 27 14th Mayor's Trophy Game, Yankees beat Mets 4-3 in 11
April 27 Afghanistan revolution (National Day), pro-Russian military coup
April 30 "Elvis: The Legend Lives!" closes at Palace New York City after 101 performances
April 30 Janet Coles wins LPGA Natural Light Lady Tara Golf Classic
May 1 1st black mayor of New Orleans (Ernest Morial) inaugurated
May 1 MVV soccer team forms in Maastricht
May 1 Naomi Uemura became 1st to reach North Pole overland alone
May 2 NBA championship: Portland Trailblazers win in 4 games
May 3 Anderlecht wins 18th Europe Cup II
May 3 Last cricket test match appearance for Bobby Simpson, at Kingston
May 3 "Sun Day" - solar energy events are held in US
May 3 WI all set to lose cricket test vs. Australia at Kingston till riots end game
May 4 Russian president Brezhnev visits West-Germany
May 5 Cincinnati Red Pete Rose becomes 14th player to get 3,000 hits
May 6 104th Kentucky Derby: Steve Cauthen aboard Affirmed wins in 2:01.2
May 6 South Africa military goes into Angola
May 8 ABC TV airs "Stars Salute Israel at 30"
May 8 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Women's International Golf Tournament
May 9 "Ain't Misbehavin'" opens at Longacre Theater New York City for 1604 performances
May 9 Corpse of kidnapped ex-premier Aldo Moro found
May 9 Fee Waybill of Tubes breaks a leg falling off stage
May 9 Musical "Ain't Misbehavin'," premieres in New York City
May 9 PSV beats Bastica, 3-0, to win UEFA Cup in Eindhoven, Netherlands
May 10 "Angel" opens at Minskoff Theater New York City for 5 performances
May 10 Liverpool wins 23rd Europe Cup I
May 11 Margaret A. Brewer is 1st female general in the U.S. Marine Corps
May 12 Commerce Department says hurricane names will no longer be only female
May 13 "Angel" closes at Minskoff Theater New York City after 5 performances
May 13 Henry Rono of Kenya sets record for 3,000 m steeplechase (8:05.4)
May 13 Joie Chitwood drives a Chevette 5.6 miles on just 2 wheels
May 13 Musical "Runaways" with Elizabeth Swados premieres in New York City
May 13 "Runaways" opens at Plymouth Theater New York City for 199 performances
May 14 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Greater Baltimore Golf Classic
May 14 "Working" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 25 performances
May 17 Lee Lacy hits record 3rd consecutive pinch-hit home run
May 18 Italy legalizes abortion
May 18 Russian dissident Yuri Orlov exiled to compulsory work
May 20 104th Preakness: Steve Cauthen aboard Affirmed wins in 1:54.4
May 20 3 PFLP members kill a cop near El Al airlines in Orly Airport, Paris
May 20 U.S. launches Pioneer Venus 1; produces 1st global radar map of Venus
May 21 118 Unification church couples wed in England
May 21 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic
May 21 Yamada Mumon Roshi appointed head of Zen Rinzai Sect
May 23 AL approves transfer of Red Sox to Jean Yawkey for $15M
May 23 General strike in Peru
May 24 Dutch Investment bill (WIR) law goes into effect
May 25 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 2
May 26 1st legal gambling casino opens in Atlantic City
May 28 Al Unser became 5th to win Indianapolis 500, 3 times
May 29 1st class postage now 15 cents (13 cents for 3 years)
May 29 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championship
May 29 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
June 1 Cricket Test debut of David Gower, vs. Pakistan, Edgbaston, scores 58
June 1 High Council destroys judgment against war criminal Pieter Menten
June 3 Phillies Dave Johnson is 1st to hit 2 pinch hit grand slams in a year
June 4 32nd Tony Awards: Da and Ain't Misbehavin' win
June 4 6th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): JoAnne Carner
June 4 Liberal Julio Turbay Ayola wins Colombia elections
June 4 "Working" closes at 46th St. Theater New York City after 25 performances
June 6 Proposition 13 cuts California property taxes 57 percent
June 7 32nd NBA Championship: Washington Bullets beat Sea Supersonics, 4 games to 3
June 7 Emmy 5th Daytime Award presentation
June 8 51st National Spelling Bee: Peg McCarthy wins spelling deification
June 8 Braves draft Bob Horner #1
June 8 Nevada jury rules Howard Hughes "Mormon Will" is a forgery
June 9 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) strikes down 148 year policy of excluding black men from priesthood
June 9 Gutenberg Bible, 1 of 21, sells for $2.4 million, London
June 9 Larry Holmes beats Ken Norton in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
June 10 110th Belmont: Steve Cauthen aboard Affirmed wins in 2:26.8
June 10 Yankees trade Ken Holzman for Ron Davis
June 11 24th LPGA Championship won by Nancy Lopez
June 11 Bjorn Borg wins French Open Title
June 11 Christa Tybus of London sets record of 24 hours of hula-hoop
June 11 "Grease" starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John opens
June 11 Joseph Freeman, Jr. is 1st black priest in Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
June 12 David Berkowitz sentenced in New York Supreme Court to 25 years to life
June 12 U.S. House of Representatives allows live radio coverage
June 14 Down 9-7 in 10th with 2 outs, Yankees Paul Blair hits a 3 run home run
June 14 Sierra Leone adopts constitution
June 15 Italy's President Leone resigns due to Lockheed affair
June 15 Jordan's King Hussein marries Elizabeth Halaby, 26-yr-old American
June 15 Soyuz 29 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6; they stay 139 days
June 16 Cincinnati Red Tom Seaver no-hits St. Louis Cardinals, 4-0
June 16 Ringo releases "Bad Boy" album; Wings releases "I've Had Enough"
June 17 "Cheeseburger In Paradise" by Jimmy Buffett peaks at #32
June 17 Ron Guidry sets Yankee record with 18 strike-outs
June 18 78th U.S. Golf Open: Andy North shoots a 285 at Cherry Hill CC in Denver
June 18 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Bankers Trust Golf Classic
June 18 Victor de la Torre wins Peru election
June 19 "Best Little Whorehouse..." opens at 46th St. New York City for 1577 performances
June 19 Garfield, created by Jim Davis, 1st appears as a comic strip
June 19 Ian Botham takes 8-34 vs. Pakistan, his best Test cricket bowling
June 20 1st 6 teams of Women's Pro Basketball League (WBL) granted-Iowa, New Jersey, Milwaukee, Chicago, Minnesota and Dayton
June 21 Andrew Lloyd Webber and Rice's musical "Evita," premiers in London
June 22 James Christy's discovery of Pluto's moon Charon announced
June 22 Neo-Nazis call off plans to march in Jewish community of Skokie, Illinois
June 23 33rd U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Hollis Stacy
June 25 Argentina beats Holland 3-1 in soccer's 11th World Cup at Buenos Aires
June 25 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
June 26 Brittany separatists bomb Palace of Versailles in France
June 26 First dedicated oceanographic satellite, SEASAT 1, launched
June 27 Henry Rono of Kenya sets record for 3,000 m, 7:32.1
June 27 Soyuz 30 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Polish) to Salyut 6 space station
June 27 U.S. Seasat 1, 1st oceanographic satellite, launched into polar orbit
June 28 Supreme Court orders California medical school to admit Allan Bakke a white man claiming reverse discrimination when application was rejected
June 28 UNICEF chooses rock group Kansas as ambassadors of goodwill
June 29 Vice President Walter F. Mondale begins trip to Mid-East
June 30 English prince Michael marries baroness Marie-Christine von Reibnitz
June 30 Giants' Willie McCovey becomes 12th to hit 500 home runs
June 30 Larry Doby becomes manager of Chicago White Sox
July 1 "Act" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 233 performances
July 1 Former President Nixon makes 1st public speech since resigning in 1974
July 1 Northern Territory of Australia becomes self-governing
July 2 Pitcher Ron Guidry sets Yankee record of 13-0 start
July 3 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
July 3 Supreme Court rules 5-4, FCC had a right to reprimand New York radio station WBAI for broadcasting George Carlin's "Filthy Words"
July 4 Memphis fire fighters halt 3-day strike under a court order
July 5 Soyuz 30 spacecraft touches down in Soviet Kazakhstan
July 5 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
July 6 Israeli jet fighters swooped over mostly Moslem West Beirut
July 7 85th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats C Evert (26 64 75)
July 7 Solomon Islands declares independence from U.K.
July 8 92nd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Jimmy Connors (62 62 63)
July 8 Alessandro Pertini elected President of Italy
July 8 Pioneer-Venus 2 Multi-probe launched to Venus
July 9 "Hello, Dolly!" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City after 152 performances
July 9 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Wheeling Golf Classic
July 9 Nearly 100,000 demonstrators march on Washington D.C. for ERA
July 10 Bloodless military coup in Mauritania, president Moktar flees
July 11 49th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-3 at San Diego Stadium
July 11 All star MVP: Steve Garvey, Los Angeles Dodgers
July 11 Auto with liquid gas crashes and explodes in Spain, 160 killed
July 12 Sun Bank Building opens
July 12 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
July 13 Albania drops diplomatic relations with China PR
July 13 Alexander Ginzburg sentenced by Soviet court to 8 years
July 13 BBC bans Sex Pistols "No One is Innocent"
July 13 Lee Iacocca fired as Ford Motor President by chairman Henry Ford II
July 13 Russian dissident Ginsburg/Piatkus/Sjtsjaranki sentence to work camp
July 13 Walter Poenisch completes swim of 207 km from Cuba to Florida
July 14 Allen Ginsburg completes "Plutonian Ode," blocks trainload of fissile material headed for Rockwell's nuclear bomb trigger factory, Colorado
July 14 Anatoly Scharansky convicted of anti-Soviet agitation
July 14 Ump Doug Harvey ejects Don Sutton after discovering 3 scuffed balls
July 15 107th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 281 at St. Andrews
July 16 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic
July 17 Reggie Jackson refusal to bunt causes manager Billy Martin to suspend him
July 18 Egyptian and Israeli officials begin 2 days of talks
July 19 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
July 19 Yankees start 14 game comeback with 2-0 win
July 21 Bolivia military coup under general Juan Pereda, President Hugo Banzer flees
July 21 U.S. Postal Service and unions agree on a contract averting mail strike
July 21 World's strongest dog, 80-kg St. Bernard, pulls 2909-kg load 27 m
July 23 33rd U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Hollis Stacy
July 23 Israeli government rejects Sadat's call for return of 2 Sinai areas
July 23 Phillies Steve Carlton becomes 78th pitcher to win 200
July 23 Reggie Jackson returns and helps Yankees win their 5th straight
July 24 Billy Martin resigns as Yankee manager after "one is a born liar the other a convicted one" comment about Steinbrenner and Jackson
July 24 Margaret Gardiner, of South Africa, crowned 27th Miss Universe
July 24 Pete Rose ties NL hitting streak of 37 games
July 24 "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" premieres in New York City
July 25 Bob Lemon replaces Billy Martin as Yankee manager
July 25 Cincinnati Red Pete Rose sets NL record hitting in 38 consecutive games
July 25 John Lydon forms rock group Public Ltd Image
July 26 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
July 26 Johnny Bench hits his 300th career home run
July 27 Indians Duane Kuiper is 3rd to hit 2 bases-loaded triples (vs Yankees)
July 27 Portuguese President Eanes fires premier Soares
July 28 600,000 attend Watkins Glen Summer Jam in New York
July 28 At Old Timer's Game it's announced Martin will again manage Yankees
July 28 Price of gold tops $200-an-oz level for 1st time
July 28 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
July 29 600,000 attend "Summer Jam" rock festival, Watkins Glen, New York
July 29 On Old Timer's Day, New York Yankees announce that Billy Martin will return as New York Yankee manager in 1980 and Bob Lemon will become General Manager
July 29 Penny Dean swims English Channel in record 7h 40m
July 29 Pioneer 11 transmits images of Saturn and its rings
July 30 Expos crush Braves, 19-0, collecting 28 hits and NL-record-tying 8 home runs
July 30 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Classic
July 31 Gunman shoots his way into Iraqi Embassy in Paris
July 31 New York Yankees now 7 out of 1st, picked up 7 games in previous 2 weeks
July 31 Pete Rose ties NL record hitting streak at 44
August 1 Braves stop Reds Pete Rose's hitting streak at 44 games
August 1 Commandos occupy Iraqi embassy in Paris, 1 dead
August 1 Pete Rose goes hitless, ends his 44 game hitting streak (ties NL)
August 5 New Orlean Saints beat Phil Eagles 14-7 in Mexico City (NFL expo)
August 6 60th PGA Championship: John Mahaffey shoots a 276 at Oakmont CC PA
August 6 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Colgate Europea Golf Open
August 7 Eddie Mathews, Addie Joss, and Larry MacPhail inducted to Hall of Fame
August 7 Thousands of mourners file past body of Pope Paul VI
August 8 Pioneer-Venus 2 with 5 atmospheric probes launched toward Venus
August 9 U.S.S.R. performs (underground) nuclear test
August 9 Yankees score 5 in bottom of 9th beat Brewers 8-7
August 10 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
August 11 Funeral of Pope Paul VI
August 11 Legionnaire's disease bacteria isolated in Atlanta
August 12 Arron Marshall completes a record shower of 336 hours
August 12 China and Japan sign peace treaty
August 13 Bomb attack in Beirut, 175 killed
August 13 Judy wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic Rankin
August 13 Yankees score 5 runs in top of 7th. but rain causes game to be halted and thus score goes back to previous inning, Baltimore wins 3-0
August 14 French TV announced a rating of "0" for a program about an Armenian's woman's 40th birthday, (comp: Napoleanic drama-67%, Knockout-33%)
August 15 House of Representatives approves (233-169), 39-month extension for ERA
August 17 1st successful crossing of the Atlantic by balloon (3 Americans)
August 18 Memphis, Tennessee settles with striking police officers and firefighters
August 19 422 die in an arson fire at a movie theater in Iran
August 20 Gunmen open fire on an Israeli El Al Airline bus in London
August 20 Mark Vinchesi of Amherst Mass keeps a frisbee aloft 15.2 seconds
August 20 Sandra Post wins LPGA Lady Stroh's Golf Open
August 20 Tatyana Providokhina runs female world record 1k (2:30.6)
August 21 1st gay theme telefilm - Matlovich vs U.S. Air Force
August 22 Sandinistas occupy National Palace in Managua Nicaragua
August 23 Iranian students occupies Iranian embassy at Wassenaar
August 24 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
August 25 Baseball umps stage a 1 day strike
August 26 Cardinal Albino Luciani of Venice becomes Pope John Paul I
August 26 Soyuz 31 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 East German) to Salyut 6
August 27 Gerrie Knetemann becomes world cyclist champion
August 27 Reds Joe Morgan is 1st to hit 200 home runs and have 500 stolen bases
August 27 Shelley Hamlin wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
August 27 Yankee Catfish Hunter's 6-2 win gives him a perfect 6-0 in Aug 1978
August 28 Donald Vesco rode 21'-long Kawasaki motorcycle at 318.598 mph
August 28 Ja'afar Sharif-Emami appointed premier of Iran
August 29 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
August 29 USTA National Tennis Center opens in Flushing, New York
August 31 Constitution adopted by Sri Lanka
August 31 Emily and William Harris plead guilty to 1974 kidnapping of Patty Hearst
August 31 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
September 1 #4655 Marjoriika, #4814 Casacci, #5344 Ryabov, #6262 Javid and #8064
September 1 Jacqueline Smith of Great Britain scores 10 straight dead center strikes on a 4" disk in World Parachute Championships in Yugoslavia
September 1 Last broadcast of "Columbo" on NBC TV
September 2 George Harrison marries Olivia
September 2 Gloria Fajardo (21) marries Emilio Estefan (25) (Miami Sound Machine)
September 2 Graham Salmon set worlds record for 100 meters by a blind man
September 2 John McClain performs 180 outside loops in an airplane over Houston
September 2 Reggie Jackson is 19th player to hit 20 home run in 11 straight years
September 3 Crew of Soyuz 31 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 29
September 3 Leonid Mossejev becomes European marathon champ (2:11:57.5)
September 3 Pope John Paul I officially installed as 264th supreme pontiff
September 4 Jerry Lewis' 13th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $29,074,405
September 4 New York Yankee pitcher Ron Guidry wins his 20th (on way to 25-3 season)
September 4 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
September 5 Sadat, Begin and Carter began peace conference at Camp David, Md
September 6 Begin and Sadat meet at Camp David to discuss peace
September 6 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
September 7 1st game of Boston Massacre, Yankees beat Red Sox 15-3
September 8 2nd game of Boston Massacre; Yankees beat Red Sox 13-2
September 8 Irani army shoots on Khomeini followers in Teheran, 100s killed
September 9 3rd game of Boston Massacre; Yankees beat Red Sox 7-0
September 9 92nd U.S. Womens Tennis: Chris E L Mills beats Pam Shriver (75 64)
September 9 Baltimore Orioles pull their 7th triple play (5-4-3 vs Toronto)
September 9 Iraqi Ayatollah Khomeini calls for uprising in Irani army
September 9 Kylene Barker (Virginia), crowned 51st Miss America 1979
September 10 4th game of Boston Massacre; Yankees beat Red Sox 7-4. This ties them for 1st place. Yankees out hit 'em 67-21; score 42-9
September 10 98th U.S. Mens Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats Bjorn Borg (64 62 62)
September 10 Arlyne Rhode sets female footbow distance record (1,113 yards and 30")
September 10 Jimmy Connors is 1st player to win U.S. Open on 3 different surfaces
September 10 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
September 10 "Timbuktu!" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 243 performances
September 12 Fidel Castro visits Addis Abba
September 12 Situation comedy "Taxi" premieres on ABC television
September 13 1st flight of McDonnell Douglas F-18A Hornet
September 13 New York Yankees win to gain sole possession of 1st place from 14 games back
September 14 Braves' Jim Bouton, 38, beats Giants, his 1st win since 1970
September 14 Portugal government of Da Costa falls
September 15 Dodgers become 1st major league team to draw 3 million fans
September 15 Muhammad Ali beats Leon Spinks in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
September 15 Yankees beat Boston 4-0, Guidry wins # 22, Yankees lead 2 games
September 16 25,000 die in 7.7 earthquake in Tabar Iran
September 16 Filming on Monty Python's Life of Brian, begins
September 16 Grateful Dead perform in Cairo, Egypt
September 16 Yankees beat Red Sox for 6th time in 2 weeks, 3-2
September 17 30th Emmy Awards: All in the Family, Ed Asner and Sada Thompson win
September 17 Begin, Sadat and Carter sign Camp David accord
September 17 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament
September 17 Red Sox finally beat Yankees in Sept 1978, 7-3
September 20 "Eubie!" opens at Ambassador Theater New York City for 439 performances
September 20 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
September 20 Yamada Mumon Roshi visits Benedictine Abbey of Maria Laach Germany
September 22 Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin returns home after Camp David summit
September 23 100,000 cheering Egyptians welcome Sadat home from Camp David summit
September 24 Donna Caponi Young/Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ping Team Golf Classic
September 24 Dutch women hockey team wins world championship
September 24 Ron Guidry beats Cleveland 4-0, raising his record to 23-3 ERA 1.74
September 24 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
September 25 PSA Boeing 727 and a Cessna private plane collide by San Diego, 144 die
September 26 NY District Court Judge Constance Baker Motley rules that women sportswriters cannot be banned from locker rooms
September 26 RR clerks go on strike, halting more than 2/3s of rail service
September 27 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
September 27 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
September 28 Israeli Knesset endorses Camp David accord
September 28 Pieter Botha succeeds Vorster as premier of South Africa
September 28 Syrians and Lebanese engage in heavy fighting in Lebanon
September 29 "Flying High," debuts on CBS
September 29 "For Richer, For Poorer," TV Daytime Soap; last airs on NBC-TV
September 30 Cleveland, Houston, New York, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh Phillies win 3rd consecutive NL East Division title
September 30 Major Indoor Soccer League grants 1st 6 franchises to Cincinnati,
September 30 Phillies clinch NL East title
October 1 Comoros adopts constitution
October 1 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championship
October 1 Tuvalu (formerly Ellice Islands) declares independence from U.K.
October 1 Yankees lose 9-2 to Indians forcing a playoff game with Red Sox
October 2 Syrian and Palestinians shoot in East Beirut, 1,300 killed
October 2 Yankees win 3rd straight AL East beating Red Sox 5-4 in a playoff game. Guidry wins #25 aided by Dent's homer and Pinella's fielding
October 3 Gold hits record $223.50 an ounce in London
October 4 Funeral services held for Pope John Paul I
October 5 Isaac Bashevis Singer wins Nobel Prize for literature
October 5 Sweden's Falldin government falls
October 6 Hannah H Gray inaugurated as 1st female head of U.S. university (Chic)
October 6 Iraq declares Ayatollah Khomeini an undesirable person
October 6 Mick Jagger apologizes for racist lyrics in "Some Girls"
October 6 Royals' George Brett hits 3 home runs, Yankees win championship game 3, 6-5
October 7 Los Angeles Dodgers win the pennant
October 7 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
October 8 Ken Warby set world water speed record at 319.627 mph (514 kph)
October 8 Yankees win 3rd straight AL Championship, all against Kansas City
October 9 12th Country Music Association Award
October 9 John Kander and Fred Ebb's musical "Ballroom," premieres in New York City
October 10 Aerosmith's Steve Tyler and Joe Perry injured by a cherry bomb
October 10 British pop magazine "Smash Hits," 1st published
October 10 Congress approves Susan B. Anthony Dollar
October 10 Daniel Arap Moi succeeds Kenyatta as president of Kenya
October 10 Steve Perry joins Journey
October 10 Yankees and Dodgers play in World Series # 75
October 11 Aristides Royo elected president of Panama
October 11 Belgium government of Tindemans resigns
October 11 Dodgers Bob Welch dramatically strikes out Reggie Jackson in 9th
October 12 Representatives of Israel and Egypt open talks in Washington
October 12 Sid Vicious charged in murder of girlfriend Nancyh Spungen
October 13 Graig Nettles at 3rd makes many spectactular plays in WS game 3 as Guidry beats Dodgers, after trailing 2 games to 0 Yankees win next 4
October 13 James Earl Ray, assassin of Martin Luther King weds Anna Sandhu
October 13 President Carter answers caller questions on National Public Radio
October 13 Swaziland's new constitution promulgated bans political parties
October 13 Tiros N, U.S.'s 1st 3rd generation weather satellite, is launched
October 14 1st TV movie from a TV series - "Rescue from Gilligan's Island"
October 14 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
October 14 Despite Denis Potvin hat trick in 3:21 Islanders lose 7-10 making Islander record when scoring a hat trick-22-2-1
October 14 New York Yankee Reggie Jackson causes World Series controversy by getting in the way of a throw to 1st and deflects the ball away
October 15 Silvia Bertolaccini wins LPGA Civitan Golf Open
October 15 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
October 16 Nobel prize for economy awarded to Herbert A Simon
October 16 Polish Cardinal Karol Wojtyla elected supreme pontiff-John Paul II
October 16 Test debut of Kapil Dev, India vs. Pakistan at Faisalabad
October 17 New York Islanders start a streak of 23 undefeated games at home (15-0-8)
October 17 New York Yankees beat Dodgers, 4 games to 2 in 75th World Series
October 17 President Carter signs bill restoring Jefferson Davis citizenship
October 17 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
October 17 Yankees win 22nd World Championship capping their great comeback year
October 18 1st daughter Susan Ford announces engagement to Charles F. Vance
October 18 New York Islanders 1st scoreless tie, vs Los Angeles Kings
October 20 Paul Vanden Boeynants forms Belgium government
October 20 Police's 1st U.S. concert (NY's CBGBs)
October 22 8th New York City Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:32:30
October 22 9th New York City Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:12:12
October 22 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Houston Exchange Golf Classic Clubs
October 22 Grete Weitz runs female world record marathon (2:32:29.8)
October 22 "King of Hearts" opens at Minskoff Theater New York City for 48 performances
October 22 Laugh-in's Judy Carne arrested at Gatwick Airport for drug possession
October 22 Pope John Paul II installed
October 23 CBS raises LP prices to $8.98
October 23 China and Japan formally ends 4 decades of dissension
October 23 Sid Vicious attempts suicide while at Riker's Detention Center in New York City
October 24 Keith Richards convicted of heroin possession in Toronto
October 24 NHL Toronto Maple Leafs set own team record of 28 pts vs New York Islanders
October 25 Israeli Government approves "in principle," a draft compromise peace
October 25 Padres Gaylord Perry is 1st to win Cy Young in both leagues (NL)
October 26 Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat named winners of 1978 Nobel Peace Prize
October 27 Begin and Sadat win Nobel Peace prize
October 27 President Carter signs Hawkins-Humphrey full employment bill
October 28 Don Ritchie runs world record 100k (6:10:20)
October 30 Uganda troops attack Tanzania
October 31 Iranian oil workers go on strike
October 31 People's Democratic Republic of Yemen (South) adopts constitution
November 1 New York Yankee Ron Guidry unanimously wins AL Cy Young Award
November 2 Crew of Soyuz 29 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 31
November 2 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
November 2 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
November 3 1st broadcast of "Diff'rent strokes" on NBC TV
November 3 Dominica gains independence from U.K. and adopts constitution
November 3 Michiko Okada wins LPGA Mizuno-Japan Golf Classic
November 3 U.S.S.R. and Vietnam sign peace and friendship treaty
November 4 3rd annual reentry free-agent draft, Pete Rose, Tommy John, and Darrell Evans, available
November 4 Iranian troops fire on anti-Shah student protesters by Tehran U
November 4 Islanders start 15 game undefeated streak (12-0-3)
November 4 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
November 5 Iranian Prime Minister Jaafar Sharif-Emami resigns to Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi
November 5 Khomeini followers attack British embassy/El Al office in Iran
November 5 Oakland Raider's John Madden becomes 13th coach to win 100 NFL games
November 6 Iranian general Gholan Reza Azhari forms government
November 6 Shah of Iran places Iran under military rule
November 7 Boston Red Sox Jim Rice wins AL MVP
November 7 CDA-chairman W Aantjes resigns due to his war past
November 8 Tom Stoppard's "Night and Day," premieres in London
November 9 NASL realligns its 24 teams into 6 divisions
November 10 Israel's top negotiators broke away from Middle East peace talks
November 10 Larry Holmes KOs Alfredo Evangelist in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
November 10 Yankees trade Lyle, Rajsich, McCall, Heath and Ramos to Texas for Righetti, Mirabella, Beniquez, Jemison and Griffin
November 11 Maumoon Abdul Gayoom becomes president of Maldives
November 12 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Colgate Far East Golf Open
November 12 "Platinum" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 33 performances
November 13 NASA launches HEAO
November 15 183 die as Icelandic Airlines DC-8 crashes in Colombo, Sri Lanka
November 15 Harold Pinter's "Betrayal," premieres in London
November 15 Pirates outfielder Dave Parker wins NL MVP
November 16 Major Indoor Soccer League holds its 1st draft
November 17 Gerald Lascelles (under English princess Mary) weds Elizabeth Colvin
November 18 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
November 19 Gavaskar gets twin cricket tons for India for 2nd time
November 21 Bob Horner of Braves wins NL Rookie of Year Award
November 26 10 die as fire erupts at Holiday Inn in Rochester, New York
November 26 1st lesbian theme TV movie - "Question of Love"
November 26 66th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 20-13
November 27 Colombian Avianca Airlines Boeing 747 crashes in Madrid killing 183
November 28 44th Heisman Trophy Award: Billy Sims, Oklahoma (RB)
November 28 Reds fire manager Sparky Anderson after 9 years
November 29 U.N. observes "international day of solidarity with Palestinian people," boycotted by U.S. and about 20 other countries
November 29 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
November 30 France performs nuclear test
December 1 Jimmy Carter more than doubles national park system size
December 1 Test Cricket debut of Rodney Hogg, vs. England at the Gabba
December 1 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
December 2 Chanting "Allah is great," anti-Shah protesters poured through Tehran
December 2 Neil Diamond and Barbra Striesand's "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" hits #1
December 2 Streisand and Diamond's "You Don't Bring Me Flowers," goes #1
December 3 "King of Hearts" closes at Minskoff Theater New York City after 48 performances
December 3 Pat Bradley/Lon Hinkle wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
December 4 Dianne Feinstein is named San Francisco 1st female mayor
December 4 Dutch War criminal Pieter Menten freed
December 4 Pioneer Venus 1 goes into orbit around Venus
December 4 War criminal Pieter Menten freed
December 5 EG decides establishes EMS, European Monetary System
December 5 Free agent Pete Rose signs 4-year, $32 million contract with Phillies
December 5 Islanders took 28 shots in 1 period vs Penguins Penguins' Ross Lonsberry failed on 7th penalty shot against Islanders
December 5 Phillies Pete Rose becomes highest paid baseball player
December 5 Pioneer Venus 1 begins orbiting Venus
December 5 Sam Shepard's "Buried Child," premieres in New York City
December 6 Spain adopts constitution
December 7 Islander's Mike Bossy's 1st career hat trick
December 8 Commencement of the 1st day/night WSC cricket supertest at VFL Park
December 9 1st game of Women's Pro Basketball League (WBL), Chicago Hustle vs Milwaukee Does
December 9 Pioneer Venus 2 drops 5 probes into atmosphere of Venus
December 10 67th Davis Cup: USA beats Great Britain in Rancho Mirage (4-1)
December 10 In Oslo, Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat accept 1978 Nobel Peace Prize
December 10 Islanders ends 15 game undefeated streak (12-0-3) to Canadians
December 10 "Platinum" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 33 performances
December 11 6 masked men bound 10 employees at Lufthansa cargo area at New York Kennedy Airport and made off with $5.8 M in cash and jewelry
December 13 Susan B. Anthony dollar, 1st U.S. coin to honor a woman, issued
December 14 "Ballroom" opens at Majestic Theater New York City for 116 performances
December 14 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
December 14 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
December 15 Saint Maarten Patriotic Movement (SPM) forms under W James
December 15 Test Cricket debut of Malcolm Marshall, vs. India at Bangalore
December 16 Ronald Reagan denounces President Jimmy Carter's recognition of China PR
December 17 OPEC raises oil prices 18%
December 17 Referendum approves new constitution of Rwanda
December 18 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
December 18 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
December 19 France performs nuclear test
December 19 Indira Gandhi ambushed in India
December 20 H R Haldeman, Nixon's White House chief of staff released from jail
December 21 "Broadway Musical" opens/closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater New York City
December 21 Police in Des Plaines Ill, arrest John Wayne Gacy, Jr. for murder
December 22 Kenny Jones becomes The Who's new drummer
December 22 Thailand adopts constitution
December 23 Islanders scored 7 goals in 1 period against New York Rangers, Trottier scores 8 points vs Rangers, 5 goals-NHL record 6 pts in 1 period
December 26 India's former Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, released from jail
December 27 King Juan Carlos ratifies Spain's 1st democratic constitution
December 28 30th hat trick in Islander history (Mike Bossy)
December 29 Shah of Iran, asks Shapour Bahktiar to form a civilian government
December 29 Spain constitution goes into effect
December 29 Test Cricket debut of Allan Robert Border, vs. England at the MCG
December 30 "King and I" closes at Uris Theater New York City after 719 performances
December 30 Ohio State dismisses Woody Hayes as its football coach
December 31 CIA director, Admiral Stansfield Turner retires from the Navy
December 31 Iran shah names Chapour Bakhtiar premier
December 31 "Magic Show" closes at Cort Theater New York City after 1859 performances
December 31 "Runaways" closes at Plymouth Theater New York City after 199 performances
December 31 Taiwan's final day of diplomatic relations with US