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1978 Historical Event(s)
- January 18, 1978 – The European Court of Human Rights finds the United Kingdom government guilty of mistreating prisoners in Northern Ireland, but not guilty of torture.
- 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 8, 1978 – The first radio episode of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams, is transmitted on BBC Radio 4.
- May 1, 1978 – Japan’s Naomi Uemura, travelling by dog sled, becomes the first person to reach the North Pole alone.
- July 1, 1978 – The Northern Territory in Australia is granted Self-Government.
- 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.
- November 3, 1978 – Dominica gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
- 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 8, 1978 – Boris Avrukh, Israeli chess grandmaster
- January 12, 1978 – Luis Ayala, Mexican baseball pitcher
- March 17, 1978 – Adam Jennings, British actor, producer and director
- June 16, 1978 – Jasmine Leong, Chinese Malaysian singer
- June 19, 1978 – Zoe Saldana, American actress
- July 16, 1978 – Taj Anwar, American model and social activist
- August 3, 1978 – Joi Chua, Singaporean singer
- August 29, 1978 – Celestine Babayaro, Nigerian footballer
- October 21, 1978 – Will Estes, American actor
- December 4, 1978 – Michele Di Piedi, Italian footballer