Today in History for September 1978

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 72 of 72

1st - Indians' Sammy Stewart tosses 7 consecutive strikeouts (vs Balt)
1st - Last broadcast of "Columbo" on NBC TV
1st - Jacqueline Smith of Great Britain scores 10 straight dead center strikes on a 4" disk in World Parachute Championships in Yugoslavia
1st - #4655 Marjoriika, #4814 Casacci, #5344 Ryabov, #6262 Javid & #8064
2nd - Graham Salmon set worlds record for 100 meters by a blind man
2nd - John McClain performs 180 outside loops in an airplane over Houston
2nd - Reggie Jackson is 19th player to hit 20 HR in 11 straight years
3rd - Crew of Soyuz 31 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 29
3rd - Leonid Mossejev becomes European marathon champ (2:11:57.5)
3rd - Pope John Paul I officially installed as 264th supreme pontiff
Comedian Jerry LewisComedian Jerry Lewis 4th - Jerry Lewis' 13th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $29,074,405
4th - NY Yankee pitcher Ron Guidry wins his 20th (on way to 25-3 season)
4th - Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
5th - Sadat, Begin & Carter began peace conference at Camp David, Md
6th - Begin & Sadat meet at Camp David to discuss peace
6th - USSR performs underground nuclear test
7th - 1st game of Boston Massacre, Yanks beat Red Sox 15-3
8th - 2nd game of Boston Massacre; Yanks beat Red Sox 13-2
8th - Iranian army fires on Khomeini followers in Teheran, 100s killed
9th - 3rd game of Boston Massacre; Yanks beat Red Sox 7-0
9th - 92nd US Womens Tennis: Chris E L Mills beats Pam Shriver (75 64)
9th - Balt Orioles pull their 7th triple play (5-4-3 vs Toronto)
9th - Iraqi Ayatollah Khomeini calls for uprising in Irani army
9th - Kylene Barker (Virginia), crowned 51st Miss America 1979
10th - "Timbuktu!" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 243 perfs
10th - 98th US Mens Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats Bjorn Borg (64 62 62)
10th - Arlyne Rhode sets female footbow distance record (1,113 yds & 30")
10th - Jimmy Connors is 1st player to win US Open on 3 different surfaces
10th - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
10th - 4th game of Boston Massacre; Yanks beat Red Sox 7-4. This ties them for 1st place. Yanks out hit 'em 67-21; score 42-9
Cuban President Fidel CastroCuban President Fidel Castro 12th - Fidel Castro visits Addis Abba
12th - Situation comedy "Taxi" premieres on ABC television
13th - 1st flight of McDonnell Douglas F-18A Hornet
13th - NY Yanks win to gain sole possession of 1st place from 14 games back
14th - Braves' Jim Bouton, 38, beats Giants, his 1st win since 1970
14th - Portugal government of Da Costa falls
14th - The Provisional Irish Republican Army explode over 50 bombs in towns across Northern Ireland over the next 5 days, injuring 37 people
15th - Dodgers become 1st major league team to draw 3 million fans
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad AliHeavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali 15th - Muhammad Ali beats Leon Spinks in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
15th - Yanks beat Boston 4-0, Guidry wins # 22, Yanks lead 2½ games
16th - 25,000 die in 7.7 earthquake in Tabar Iran
16th - Filming on Monty Python's Life of Brian, begins
16th - Grateful Dead perform in Cairo Egypt
16th - Yanks beat Red Sox for 6th time in 2 weeks, 3-2
17th - 30th Emmy Awards: All in the Family, Ed Asner & Sada Thompson win
17th - Begin, Sadat & Carter sign Camp David accord
17th - Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament
17th - Red Sox finally beat Yanks in Sept 1978, 7-3
18th - All four Kiss members release solo albums
20th - "Eubie!" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 439 performances
20th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
20th - Yamada Mumon Roshi visits Benedictine Abbey of Maria Laach Germany
21st - The Provisional Irish Republican Army explode bombs at the RAF airfield near Eglinton, County Londonderry; the terminal building, two aircraft hangars and four planes aree destroyed
Israeli Prime Minister Menachem BeginIsraeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin 22nd - Israeli PM Menachem Begin returns home after Camp David summit
23rd - 100,000 cheering Egyptians welcome Sadat home from Camp David summit
24th - Donna Caponi Young/Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ping Team Golf Classic
24th - Dutch women hockey team wins world championship
24th - Ron Guidry beats Cleveland 4-0, raising his record to 23-3 ERA 1.74
24th - USSR performs underground nuclear test
25th - PSA Boeing 727 & a Cessna private plane collide by San Diego, 144 die
26th - RR clerks go on strike, halting more than 2/3s of rail service
26th - NY District Court Judge Constance Baker Motley rules that women sportswriters cannot be banned from locker rooms
27th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
27th - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
28th - Israeli Knesset endorses Camp David accord
28th - Pieter Botha succeeds Vorster as premier of South Africa
28th - Syrians & Lebanese engage in heavy fighting in Lebanon
29th - "Flying High," debuts on CBS
29th - "For Richer, For Poorer," TV Daytime Soap; last airs on NBC-TV
30th - Major Indoor Soccer League grants 1st 6 franchises to Cincinnati
30th - Phillies clinch NL East title
30th - Cleveland, Houston, NY, Philadelphia & Pittsburgh Phillies win 3rd consecutive NL East Division title

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 79 of 79

1st - Max Vieri, Australian soccer player
1st - Lucie Blackman, English murder victim (d. 2000)
3rd - John Curtis, English footballer
3rd - Paul Moor, English ten-pin bowler
3rd - Michal Rozsival, Czech ice hockey player
3rd - Nick Wechsler, American actor
3rd - Valfar, Norwegian heavy metal vocalist/musician (Windir) (d. 2004)
4th - Christian Walz, svensk soulartist.
4th - Wes Bentley, American actor
5th - Laura Bertram, Canadian actress
5th - Chris Jack, New Zealand rugby union footballer
5th - Zhang Zhong, Chinese chess player
5th - Sylvester Joseph, West Indian cricketer
6th - Natalia Cigliuti, NY, actress (Lindsay-Saved By Bell: New Class)
6th - Cisco Adler, American singer
6th - Alex Escobar, Venezuelan baseball player
6th - Mathew Horne, English Actor
6th - Tony Thaxton, drummer (Motion City Soundtrack)
7th - G[eneral] A[ustin], Columbus Ga, rapper (Another Bad Creation)
7th - Erwin Koen, Dutch footballer
8th - Marco Sturm, Dingolfing GER, NHL forward (Sharks, Team Germany 1998)
8th - Gerard Autet, Spanish footballer
8th - Gil Meche, American baseball player
9th - Jhane Landwier, Miss Bonaire Universe (1997)
9th - Kurt Ainsworth, Major League Baseball pitcher
9th - Shane Battier, American basketball player
9th - Mariano Puerta, Argentine tennis player
11th - Dejan Stanković, Serbian footballer
11th - Ed Reed, American football player
11th - Ben Lee, Australian musician and singer
12th - Elisabetta Canalis, Italian model and actress
12th - Benjamin McKenzie, American actor
12th - Michael Paget, Welsh guitarist (Bullet for My Valentine)
12th - Ruben Studdard, American singer
13th - Megan Henning, American actress
13th - Darren Kenton, English footballer
14th - Carmen Kass, Estonian model
14th - Danielle Peck, country music singer
14th - Ben Cohen, English rugby union footballer
15th - Amanda Rochelle Penix, Miss Oklahoma Teen USA (1997)
15th - Eiður Guðjohnsen, Icelandic footballer
16th - Dan Dickau, American basketball player
16th - Matthew Rogers, American singer
17th - Shawn Horcoff, Canadian ice hockey player
18th - Shelly Moore, Miss Teen USA (Tennessee, 1997)
18th - Augustine Simo, Cameroonian footballer
18th - Pilar López de Ayala, Spanish actress
19th - Michelle Alves, Brazilian supermodel
19th - Nick Johnson, baseball player
19th - Nigel Mitchell, Quizmania and Capital Disney presenter
19th - Jorge López Montaña, Spanish footballer
20th - Sophie Simard, Lars Germany, swimmer (Olympics-96)
20th - Patrizio Buanne, Italian singer
20th - Sarit Hadad, Israeli singer
20th - T.J. Tucker, American baseball player
20th - Dante Hall, American football player
21st - Doug Howlett, New Zealand rugby union footballer
22nd - Ed Joyce, Irish-English cricketer
22nd - Harry Kewell, Australian soccer player
23rd - Worm Miller, American filmmaker
23rd - Keri Lynn Pratt, American actress
24th - Tarek Saab, American TV show contestant
24th - Wietse van Alten, Dutch archer
25th - Laura Nicholls, Kitchener Ontario, 50m swimmer (Olympics-96)
25th - Roudolphe Douala, Cameroonian footballer
25th - Ricardo Gardner, Jamaican footballer
25th - Jodie Kidd, English model
25th - Joel Pineiro, Puerto Rican baseball player
26th - Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot, Kenyan long-distance runner
27th - Brad Arnold, American singer (3 Doors Down)
27th - Jon Rauch, American baseball player
28th - Marzena Godecki, actress (Ocean Girl)
28th - Nestaea Sealy, Miss Bahamas Universe (1997)
28th - Bushido, German rapper
29th - Mandy Groff, Miss Nebraska Teen USA (1996)
29th - Mohini Bhardwaj, Phila, gymnast (alt-Olympics-96)
29th - Gunner McGrath, American guitarist (Much the Same)
29th - Kurt Nilsen, Norwegian singer
30th - Candice Michelle, American female wrestler

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 4 of 4

Singer-Songwriter George HarrisonSinger-Songwriter George Harrison (2nd) 2nd - George Harrison marries Olivia
2nd - Gloria Fajardo (21) marries Emilio Estefan (25) (Miami Sound Machine)
2nd - Singer Gloria Estefan (21) weds musician and producer Emilio Estefan (25)
30th - Actress Meryl Streep (29) weds sculptor Don Gummer (31) in Mason's Island, Connecticut

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 27 of 27

1st - Olga de Haas, Dutch ballerina, dies at 33
6th - Jan Berger, Dutch politician, dies at 59
6th - Tom Wilson, American record producer (b. 1931)
Rocker Keith MoonRocker Keith Moon (7th) 7th - Keith Moon, rock drummer (Who), dies of drug overdose at 31
8th - Pancho Vladigerov, composer, dies at 79
9th - Jack L Warner, US movie production (Warner Bros), dies at 86)
9th - Hugh MacDiarmid, Scottish poet (b. 1892)
10th - Ronnie Peterson, Swedish race car driver (b. 1944)
11th - Mike Gazella, American baseball player (b. 1895)
11th - Georgi Markov, Bulgarian dissident (b. 1929)
11th - Janet Parker, medical photographer (b. c. 1938)
11th - Ronnie Peterson, Swedish F1 driver (b. 1944)
12th - Frank Ferguson, actor (Wagons West, Dynamite, My Gal Sal), dies at 69
15th - Willy Messerschmitt, German aircraft builder, dies at 80
15th - Robert Cliche, French Canadian politician and judge (b. 1921)
19th - Rolf Gunther, East German priest, self imolation
19th - Étienne Gilson, French philosopher and historian (b. 1884)
22nd - Lina Carstens, actress (Homeland, Broken Jug), dies at 85
23rd - Jay Adler, actor (Macon County Line, Illegal, Big Combo), dies at 79
23rd - Lyman Bostock, outfielder (Angels), shot & killed at 27
24th - Ruth Etting, US dancer/singer (Ziegfeld Follies), dies at 80
25th - Claire Adams, actress (Legally Dead, End of the Road), dies at 80
26th - Manne Siegbahn, Swedish physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1886)
28th - John Paul I, [Albino Luciano], Pope (1978), dies after 33 days as pope
28th - Pope John Paul I (Albino Luciani), 263rd Catholic Pope, died
29th - John Paul I, Pope for 34 days, dies at 65
30th - Edgar Bergen, ventriloquist (Charlie McCarthy), dies at 75

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