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1978

Years:
1975 1976 1977 – 1978 – 1979 1980 1981
Decades:
1940s 1950s 1960s – 1970s – 1980s 1990s 2000s
Centuries:
19th century – 20th century – 21st century

1978 in topic:
Arts
Architecture - Art - Film - Literature - Music - Television
Science and technology
Aviation - Rail transport - Science
Other topics
Canada – Ireland – South Africa – Sport


Lists of leaders:
State leaders - Religious leaders

1978 was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar).

Table of contents

Events

January

February

March

April-May

June

July-August

September

Anwar Sadat (left), Jimmy Carter (center), and Menachem Begin (right) shake hands in celebration of the success of the Camp David Accords

October

November

December

Unknown dates

  • President of Mexican town of Coacalaco, José Ramon del Cuet, is forced to eat 12 pounds of bananas and then resign.
  • Hillside Strangler in Los Angeles.
  • Usu-volcano erupts in Japan
  • The Eagles' 5-star record, Hotel California was nominated for a Grammy award
  • Fleetwood Mac's 5-star record, Rumours was nominated for a Grammy award
  • Artificial insulin
  • David Rorvik claims he has participated in a creation of a human clone in his book In His Image
  • Abortion legalized in Italy for first time
  • Acorn Computers Ltd founded
  • Honda Prelude, the car which introduced the world to the VTEC engine and 4-wheel steering, begins production. It would continue for many years before it would be discontinued and replaced with the S2000 and Acura RSX.

Year in topic

Births

Deaths

Nobel Prizes

Fields Medalists








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