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1978 Historical Event(s)
- February 7, 1978 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Horse in Chinese astrology.
- February 20, 1978 – The last Order of Victory is bestowed upon Leonid Brezhnev.
- March 16, 1978 – Supertanker Amoco Cadiz split in two after running aground on the Portsall Rocks, three miles off the coast of Brittany, resulting in the 5th-largest oil spill in history.
- April 20, 1978 – Korean Air Flight 902 is shot down by the Soviet Union.
- June 13, 1978 – Israeli Defense Forces withdraw from Lebanon.
- June 15, 1978 – King Hussein of Jordan marries American Lisa Halaby, who takes the name Queen Noor.
- August 12, 1978 – The Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Japan and the People’s Republic of China is signed.
- August 22, 1978 – The Frente Sandinista de Liberacion or FSLN occupies national palace in Nicaragua.
- August 26, 1978 – Sigmund Jähn becomes first German cosmonaut, on board Soyuz 31.
- September 7, 1978 – While walking across Waterloo Bridge in London, Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov is assassinated by Bulgarian secret police agent Francesco Giullino by means of a ricin pellet fired from a specially-designed umbrella.
Who Were Born On 1978?
- January 21, 1978 – Tamir “Nokio” Ruffin, American singer
- February 9, 1978 – Airton Daré, Brazilian racing driver
- March 12, 1978 – Claudio Sanchez, American musician (Coheed and Cambria)
- March 23, 1978 – David Tom, American actor, twin brother of listed above
- May 7, 1978 – Stian Arnesen, Norwegian musician
- October 26, 1978 – Eva Kaili, Greek TV presenter and politician
- November 1, 1978 – Manju Warrier, Indian actress
- November 6, 1978 – Zak Morioka, Brazilian racing driver
- November 9, 1978 – Sisqó, American singer (Dru Hill)
- November 11, 1978 – Lou Vincent, New Zealand cricketer