What Happened On 11th December 1978 In History

December 11th (1978) was a Monday. It's the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 20 days left to the end of the year.

Historical Events for 11th December, 1978

  • » The Lufthansa heist is committed by a group led by Lucchese crime family known as Lucchese family associate James Burke (gangster) named Jimmy Burke. It was the largest cash robbery ever committed on American soil, at that time.

Famous Birthdays on December 11 in 1978

  • » Roy Wood, Jr., American comedian, actor, and radio host

December 11th Famous Deaths for 1978

  • » Vincent du Vigneaud, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry known as Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1901)

December 11th Holidays in History

  • » Christian Calendar of saints e.g Feast Day:
  • » Daniel the Stylite
  • » Pope Damasus I
  • » Victoricus, Fuscian, and Gentian
  • » December 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • » Public holidays in Kiribati known as Human Rights and Peace Day (Kiribati)
  • » Indiana Day (United States)
  • » Mountain Day named International Mountain Day (International observances e.g International)
  • » Julio de Caro or National Tango Day (Buenos Aires)
  • » One of the four Agonalia, this day in honor of Sol Indiges; also the Septimontium festival (Roman Empire)
  • » Pampanga Festivals named Pampanga Day (Pampanga e.g Pampanga Province, the Philippines)

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