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 – The Constitution of the Northern Mariana Islands becomes effective.
- February 7, 1978 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Horse in Chinese astrology.
- February 13, 1978 – Hilton bombing: a bomb explodes in a refuse truck outside the Hilton Hotel in Sydney, Australia, killing two refuse collectors and a policeman.
- 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 11, 1978 – Coastal Road massacre: At least 37 are killed and more than 70 are wounded when Fatah hijack an Israeli bus, prompting Israel’s Operation Litani.
- April 27, 1978 – Former United States President Nixon aide John D. Ehrlichman is released from an Arizona prison after serving 18 months for Watergate-related crimes.
- May 12, 1978 – In Zaire, rebels occupy the city of Kolwezi, the mining center of the province of Shaba (now known as Katanga). The local government asks the U.S.A., France and Belgium to restore order.
- June 22, 1978 – Charon, a satellite of the dwarf planet Pluto, is discovered by American astronomer James W. Christy.
- July 25, 1978 – Louise Brown, the world’s first “test tube baby” is born.
- December 4, 1978 – Following the murder of Mayor George Moscone, Dianne Feinstein becomes San Francisco’s first female mayor. (She will serve until January 8, 1988.)
Who Were Born On 1978?
- January 11, 1978 – Emile Heskey, English footballer
- February 27, 1978 – Emelie Öhrstig, Swedish skier and cyclist
- March 8, 1978 – Nick Zano, American actor and producer
- May 3, 1978 – Dai Tamesue, Japanese hurdler
- May 10, 1978 – Kenan Thompson, American actor
- August 1, 1978 – Dhani Harrison, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Thenewno2, Traveling Wilburys, and Fistful of Mercy)
- September 25, 1978 – Rossif Sutherland, Canadian actor
- October 23, 1978 – Jimmy Bullard, English footballer
- October 25, 1978 – Markus Pöyhönen, Finnish sprinter
- October 30, 1978 – Derren Witcombe, New Zealand rugby player and cricketer