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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 2, 1978 – Czech Vladimír Remek becomes the first non-Russian or non-American to go into space, when he is launched aboard Soyuz 28.
- April 28, 1978 – President of Afghanistan, Mohammed Daoud Khan, is overthrown and assassinated in a coup led by pro-communist rebels.
- May 3, 1978 – The first unsolicited bulk commercial e-mail (which would later become known as “spam”) is sent by a Digital Equipment Corporation marketing representative to every ARPANET address on the west coast of the United States.
- June 12, 1978 – David Berkowitz, the “Son of Sam” killer in New York City, is sentenced to 365 years in prison for six killings.
- July 7, 1978 – The Solomon Islands become independent from the United Kingdom.
- 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.
- October 1, 1978 – The Voltaic Revolutionary Communist Party is founded.
- 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?
- March 17, 1978 – Adam Jennings, British actor, producer and director
- March 31, 1978 – Tony Yayo, American rapper
- April 26, 1978 – Joe Crede, American baseball player
- June 13, 1978 – Mathis Künzler, Swiss actor
- June 22, 1978 – Tim Driesen, Belgian actor, singer and songwriter
- July 23, 1978 – Stefanie Sun, Singaporean singer
- August 8, 1978 – Countess Vaughn, American actress and singer
- September 19, 1978 – Nick Johnson, American baseball player
- November 6, 1978 – Daniella Cicarelli, Brazilian model and television host