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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 17, 1978 – The Troubles: The Provisional IRA detonates an incendiary bomb at the La Mon restaurant, near Belfast, killing 12 and seriously injuring 30.
- April 7, 1978 – Development of the neutron bomb is canceled by President Jimmy Carter.
- May 8, 1978 – First ascent of Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen, by Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler.
- June 22, 1978 – Charon, a satellite of the dwarf planet Pluto, is discovered by American astronomer James W. Christy.
- July 10, 1978 – World News Tonight premieres on ABC.
- July 25, 1978 – The Cerro Maravilla incident occurs.
- 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.
- December 27, 1978 – The Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in the South Pole recorded temperatures of 7.5 °F (−13.6 °C), making it the highest temperature to ever be recorded in the South Pole.
Who Were Born On 1978?
- February 14, 1978 – Dean Gaffney, British actor
- February 20, 1978 – Julia Jentsch, German actress
- March 24, 1978 – Michael Braun, Australian rules footballer
- April 20, 1978 – Mirei Kuroda, Japanese gravure idol
- June 25, 1978 – Marcus Stroud, American football player
- August 15, 1978 – Lilia Podkopayeva, Ukrainian gymnast
- September 20, 1978 – Jason Bay, Canadian baseball player
- November 21, 1978 – Lucía Jiménez, Spanish actress
- November 27, 1978 – Tim Yeung, American drummer (Vital Remains)
- December 29, 1978 – Matthew Carr, Australian rules footballer