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.
- February 6, 1978 – The Blizzard of 1978, one of the worst Nor'easters in New England history, hit the region, with sustained winds of 65 mph and snowfall of four inches an hour.
- February 7, 1978 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Horse in Chinese astrology.
- April 1, 1978 – The Philippine College of Commerce, through a presidential decree, becomes the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
- 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.
- 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.
- October 8, 1978 – Australia’s Ken Warby sets the current world water speed record of 317.60 mph at Blowering Dam, Australia.
- October 21, 1978 – Australian civilian pilot Frederick Valentich vanishes in a Cessna 182 over the Bass Strait south of Melbourne, after reporting contact with an unidentified aircraft.
- November 12, 1978 – Pope John Paul II takes possession of his Cathedral Church, the Basilica of St. John Lateran, as the Bishop of Rome.
- December 16, 1978 – Cleveland, Ohio, becomes the first major American city to default on its financial obligations since the Great Depression.
Who Were Born On 1978?
- April 16, 1978 – Lara Dutta, Indian model and actress, Miss Universe 2000
- June 9, 1978 – Miroslav Klose, German footballer
- June 25, 1978 – Marcus Stroud, American football player
- July 13, 1978 – Ryan Ludwick, American baseball player
- July 23, 1978 – Marianela González, Venezuelan actress
- August 10, 1978 – Chris Read, English cricketer
- September 24, 1978 – Wietse van Alten, Dutch archer
- November 30, 1978 – Gael García Bernal, Mexican actor and director
- December 8, 1978 – Ian Somerhalder, American actor
- December 15, 1978 – Ned Brower, American drummer and actor (Rooney)