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1978 Historical Event(s)
- January 18, 1978 – The European Court of Human Rights finds the United Kingdom government guilty of mistreating prisoners in Northern Ireland, but not guilty of torture.
- February 6, 1978 – The Blizzard of 1978, one of the worst Nor'easters in New England history, hit the region, with sustained winds of 65 mph and snowfall of 4\" an hour.
- February 7, 1978 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Horse in Chinese astrology.
- March 5, 1978 – The Landsat 3 is launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
- March 8, 1978 – The first radio episode of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams, is transmitted on BBC Radio 4.
- April 28, 1978 – President of Afghanistan, Mohammed Daoud Khan, is overthrown and assassinated in a coup led by pro-communist rebels.
- July 6, 1978 – The Taunton sleeping car fire occurs in Taunton, Somerset killing twelve people.
- August 12, 1978 – The Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Japan and the People’s Republic of China is signed.
- August 17, 1978 – Double Eagle II becomes first balloon to cross the Atlantic Ocean when it lands in Miserey near Paris, 137 hours after leaving Presque Isle, Maine.
- December 10, 1978 – Arab-Israeli conflict: Prime Minister of Israel Menachem Begin and President of Egypt Anwar Sadat are jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Who Were Born On 1978?
- January 25, 1978 – Jason Roberts, English footballer
- February 22, 1978 – Jenny Frost, British singer/presenter/model/DJ (Atomic Kitten)
- February 23, 1978 – René Pérez, Puerto Rican musician (Calle 13)
- June 1, 1978 – Matthew Hittinger, American poet
- June 14, 1978 – Diablo Cody, American screenwriter
- July 7, 1978 – Chris Andersen, American basketball player
- July 21, 1978 – Anderson, Brazilian footballer
- September 25, 1978 – Ricardo Gardner, Jamaican footballer
- December 2, 1978 – Nelly Furtado, Portuguese-Canadian singer and songwriter
- December 17, 1978 – Riteish Deshmukh, Indian actor