The next time you can reuse this calendar will be on year 2017. 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.
Historical Events Of 1978
- February 7, 1978 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Horse in Chinese astrology.
- February 8, 1978 – Proceedings of the United States Senate are broadcast on radio for the first time.
- March 8, 1978 – The first radio episode of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams, is transmitted on BBC Radio 4.
- March 14, 1978 – The Israel Defense Forces invade and occupies southern Lebanon, in Operation Litani.
- March 26, 1978 – Four days before the scheduled opening of Japan’s Narita International Airport, a group of protestors destroys much of the equipment in the control tower with Molotov cocktails.
- April 17, 1978 – Mir Akbar Khyber is assassinated, provoking a communist coup d'état in Afghanistan.
- May 3, 1978 – The first unsolicited bulk commercial email (which would later become known as “spam”) is sent by a Digital Equipment Corporation marketing representative to every ARPANET address on the west coast of the United States.
- May 8, 1978 – The first ascent of Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen, by Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler.
- September 19, 1978 – The Solomon Islands join the United Nations.
- October 8, 1978 – Australia’s Ken Warby sets the current world water speed record of 317.60 mph at Blowering Dam, Australia.
Who Were Born On 1978?
- January 10, 1978 – Tanel Tein, Estonian basketball player
- February 19, 1978 – Michalis Konstantinou, Cypriot footballer
- April 16, 1978 – Ivan Urgant, Russian television host and actor
- April 26, 1978 – Stana Katic, Canadian-American actress and producer
- September 9, 1978 – Kurt Ainsworth, American baseball player and businessman, co-founded Marucci Sports
- September 13, 1978 – Megan Henning, American actress
- September 18, 1978 – Ryan Lowe, English footballer
- October 5, 1978 – James Valentine, American guitarist (Maroon 5, JJAMZ, and Square)
- December 5, 1978 – Pachrapa Chaichua, Thai actress
- December 22, 1978 – Anthony Jeselnik, American comedian, actor, and television host