1978 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1978th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 978th year of the 2nd millennium, the 78th year of the 20th century, and the 9th year of the 1970s decade.
What happened in 1978. Major News Stories include Space Invaders Launches Craze for Computer Video Games, Gold reaches $200.00 per ounce, Roman Polanski flees to France, First Test Tube Baby is born, Cult leader Jim Jones tells 900 members of his church, "People's Temple", to commit suicide in Guyana, Susan B. Anthony Dollar is minted, Following on from the oil crisis Japanese car Imports account for half the US import market.
Historical events from year 1978. Learn about 700 famous, scandalous and important events that happened in 1978 or search by date or keyword.
1978. Near the end of the “Disco Decade,” 1978 gave the world many important cultural developments. In April of this year, the 50th Academy Awards were held in Los Angeles, California. Hosted by Bob Hope, Annie Hall won Best Picture, with Star Wars winning Best Original Score and winning many other technical awards.
1978 in Film & TV. Jan 8 TV series "All Creatures Great and Small" debuts on BBC TV, based on the books by James Herriot, starring Robert hardy and Christopher Timothy. Jun 16 Film "Grease" opens, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, based on the 1971 musical. Oct 25 "Halloween", directed by John Carpenter, starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut, is released.
The wonder year: Why 1978 was the best year ever. PECULIAR fashion choices, an oil crisis and embarrassing hairstyles notwithstanding, the 1970s were the good old days. A new study of global ...
Feature Film, Released between 1978-01-01 and 1978-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending) 1. Superman (1978) An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero. Votes: 163,208 | Gross: $134.22M.
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