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1978 Historical Event(s)
- January 18, 1978 – The roof structure of the Hartford Civic Center collapses after a significant snowfall.
- 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 11, 1978 – Altaf Hussain founds the students’ political movement All Pakistan Muhajir Students Organisation (APMSO) in Karachi University.
- July 11, 1978 – Los Alfaques Disaster: A truck carrying liquid gas crashes and explodes at a coastal campsite in Tarragona, Spain killing 216 tourists.
- July 25, 1978 – The Cerro Maravilla incident occurs.
- August 10, 1978 – Three members of the Ulrich family are killed in an accident. This leads to the Ford Pinto litigation.
- 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.
- December 28, 1978 – With the crew investigating a problem with the landing gear, United Airlines Flight 173 runs out of fuel and crashes in Portland, Oregon, killing 10. As a result, United Airlines instituted the industry’s first crew resource management program.
Who Were Born On 1978?
- January 15, 1978 – Eddie Cahill, American actor
- February 7, 1978 – Ashton Kutcher, American actor
- March 31, 1978 – Jérôme Rothen, French footballer
- May 15, 1978 – Robert Royal, American football player
- August 16, 1978 – Fu Mingxia, Chinese female diver
- October 16, 1978 – Ethan Luck, American musician (The O.C. Supertones, Demon Hunter, Relient K)
- November 14, 1978 – Michala Banas, New Zealand actress
- December 2, 1978 – Maëlle Ricker, Canadian snowboarder, Olympic Gold Medalist
- December 23, 1978 – Víctor Martínez, Venezuelan baseball player
- December 29, 1978 – Matthew Carr, Australian rules footballer