The next time you can reuse this calendar will be on year 2023. Both calendars will be exactly the same! This is assuming you are not interested in the dates for Easter and other irregular holidays that are based on a solar cycle.
April 4 (4/4), June 6 (6/6), August 8 (8/8), October 10 (10/10), December 12 (12/12), and the last day of February always fall on the same day of the week in any given year. This is called the ‘Doomsday rule’. Check these dates using the full 12-month calendar below to verify.
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Historical Events Of 1978
- January 1, 1978 – Air India Flight 855 Boeing 747 crashes into the sea, due to instrument failure and pilot disorientation, off the coast of Bombay, India, killing 213.
- 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.
- February 11, 1978 – Censorship: China lifts a ban on works by Aristotle, William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens.
- August 10, 1978 – Three members of the Ulrich family are killed in an accident. This leads to the Ford Pinto litigation.
- August 22, 1978 – The Sandinista National Liberation Front (FLSN) occupies national palace in Nicaragua.
- September 25, 1978 – PSA Flight 182, a Boeing 727, collides in mid-air with a Cessna 172 and crashes in San Diego, killing 144 people.
- November 23, 1978 – Cyclone kills about 1000 people in Eastern Sri Lanka.
- November 27, 1978 – The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) is founded in the city of Riha (Urfa) in Turkey.
- 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 ten. 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 player
- January 15, 1978 – Franco Pellizotti, Italian cyclist
- March 30, 1978 – Paweł Czapiewski, Polish runner
- April 1, 1978 – Mirka Federer, Slovak-Swiss tennis player
- May 11, 1978 – Perttu Kivilaakso, Finnish cellist and composer (Apocalyptica)
- May 24, 1978 – Brad Penny, American baseball player
- September 5, 1978 – Holly Randall, American erotic photographer
- October 27, 1978 – Vanessa-Mae, Singaporean-English violinist and skier
- November 27, 1978 – Radek Štěpánek, Czech tennis player
- December 16, 1978 – Joe Absolom, English actor