January 18, 2022

1978 (1978) is a normal year starting on Sunday according to the Western calendar (Gregorian calendar). 1978. This section describes 1978 from an international perspective.

Other calendars

Zodiac: Yang Earth Horse Japan (dates match) 1978 2638 Republic of China (dates match) Republic of China 67 years Democratic People's Republic of Korea (dates match) Subject 67 years Buddhist calendar: 2520-2521 Islamic calendar: January 21, 1398-January 30, 1399 Jewish calendar: April 22, 5738-April 1, 5739 Unix Time: 252460800 --283996799 Modified Julian Day (MJD): 43509 --43873 Lilian Date (LD): 144350 --144714







April 20-Korean Aircraft shooting invades Soviet territory. April 28-Japanese and Vietnamese refugees are allowed to settle.


May 13-Italy promulgates the world's first psychiatric hospital abolition law "Basaglia Law (commonly known as Basaglia Law or Basaglia Law)". May 17-Fujio Matsumoto, president of Inshinka, is kidnapped in El Salvador (found in the body six months later). May 23-Opening of the 1st UN Disarmament Special General Assembly (final document adopted on July 1).


June 1-The 1978 FIFA World Cup will be held in Argentina (-June 25).


July 10-American ABC News news program "ABC World News Tonight" begins broadcasting. July 13-The 3rd African Games opens in Algiers. (Until July 28) July 25-The world's first in vitro fertilized baby is born in the United Kingdom.


August 12-Signing of the Japan-China Peace and Friendship Treaty.


September 26-Toshiba announces the world's first Japanese word processor JW-10 (released in February of the following year). September 28-NTV begins the world's first sound multiplex broadcasting (sound multiplex practical test broadcasting).


October 16-Isao Aoki wins the World Match Play Championship for the first time. October 27-Anwar al-Sadart and Menachem Begin will be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. October 28-Airline Deregulation Act enacted in the United States. October 31-Taiwan's first north-south highway Nakayama highway public road full line opened.


November 3-Dominica becomes independent of Great Britain. November 18-Jim Jones, the guru of the religious group "People's Temple", and his followers commit suicide in Guyana Jonestown. 914 people died. November 23-Changed the frequency interval of MW broadcasting from 10 kc (kilocycle) to 9 kHz (kilohertz) at AM broadcasting radio stations around the world except North America.


December 6-The 1978 Constitution of Spain is approved by a referendum.

Art / Culture / Fashion



Miss You (Rolling Stones) Fog Baker Street (Jerry Rafferty)


September 2-"Zombie" released in Italy



January 2-Megumi Toyoguchi, voice actor January 3-Park Sol-mi, Korean actress January 3-Liya Kebede, Ethiopian supermodel January 4-Christopher Gissell, professional baseball player January 6-Casey Fossum, professional baseball player January 7-Kevin Mench, former professional baseball player January 9-Gennaro Gattuso, Soccer Player, Soccer Leader January 10-Kanako Mitsuhashi, voice actor January 13-Fuyuka Ono, voice actor January 13-Nate Silver, Statistician January 18-Brian Falkenborg, professional baseball player January 22-Kenichiro Matsuda, voice actor January 22-Chone Figgins, Major Leaguer January 24-Nami Miyahara, voice actor January 24-Giancarlo Alvarado, professional baseball player January 26

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