1978 Calendar Trivia
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
- February 7, 1978 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Horse in Chinese astrology.
- 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 16, 1978 – Former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro is kidnapped and later killed by his captors.
- July 7, 1978 – The Solomon Islands becomes independent from the United Kingdom
- July 11, 1978 – Los Alfaques disaster: A truck carrying liquid gas crashes and explodes at a coastal campsite in Tarragona, Spain killing 216 tourists.
- August 13, 1978 – One hundred fifty Palestinians in Beirut are killed in a terrorist attack during the second phase of the Lebanese Civil War.
- August 19, 1978 – Cinema Rex fire caused more than 400 deaths.
- 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.
- December 11, 1978 – The Lufthansa heist is committed by a group led by Lucchese family associate Jimmy Burke. It was the largest cash robbery ever committed on American soil, at that time.
Who Were Born On 1978?
- March 18, 1978 – Antonio Margarito, Mexican-American boxer
- April 8, 1978 – Jocelyn Robichaud, Canadian tennis player and coach
- June 13, 1978 – Mathis Künzler, Swiss actor
- August 3, 1978 – Jenny Tinmouth, English motorcycle racer
- August 9, 1978 – Dorin Chirtoacă, Moldavian lawyer and politician, Mayor of Chișinău
- August 16, 1978 – Ben Galea, Australian rugby player
- October 4, 1978 – Kei Horie, Japanese actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- November 8, 1978 – Tim de Cler, Dutch footballer
- December 12, 1978 – Monica Bîrlădeanu, Romanian model and actress
- December 23, 1978 – Jodie Marsh, English model and actress