Are you not curious to find out some fun facts about your birthday? Find out ‘what happened on my birthday’ and what was the number one song on your day of birth. Know the meaning of your birth and which celebrity shares your special day! (Sponsored link)
1978 Historical Event(s)
- January 1, 1978 – The Constitution of the Northern Mariana Islands becomes effective.
- January 19, 1978 – The last Volkswagen Beetle made in Germany leaves VW’s plant in Emden. Beetle production in Latin America would continue until 2003.
- February 7, 1978 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Horse in Chinese astrology.
- March 16, 1978 – Former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro is kidnapped and is later killed by his captors.
- April 7, 1978 – Development of the neutron bomb is canceled by President Jimmy Carter.
- June 22, 1978 – Charon, a satellite of the dwarf planet Pluto, is discovered by American astronomer James W. Christy.
- July 10, 1978 – President Moktar Ould Daddah of Mauritania is ousted in a bloodless coup d'état.
- August 7, 1978 – U.S. President Jimmy Carter declares a federal emergency at Love Canal due to toxic waste that had been negligently disposed of.
- September 11, 1978 – U.S. President Jimmy Carter, President Anwar Sadat of Egypt, and Prime Minister Menachem Begin of Israel meet at Camp David and agree on the Camp David Accords a framework for peace between Israel and Egypt and a comprehensive peace in the Middle East.
- September 16, 1978 – An earthquake measuring 7.5 to 7.9 on the Richter scale hits the city of Tabas, Iran killing about 25,000 people.
Who Were Born On 1978?
- March 5, 1978 – Kimberly McCullough, American actress
- May 8, 1978 – Jang Woo Hyuk, Korean singer
- July 22, 1978 – Martyn Lee, English radio presenter
- July 31, 1978 – Will Champion, English musician (Coldplay)
- September 16, 1978 – Dan Dickau, American basketball player
- October 3, 1978 – Shannyn Sossamon, American actress, dancer and musician
- October 10, 1978 – Scott Dobie, Scottish footballer
- November 9, 1978 – Sisqó, American singer (Dru Hill)
- December 20, 1978 – Geremi Njitap, Cameroon footballer
- December 29, 1978 – Steve Kemp, British musician (Hard-Fi)