1978

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October 28, 2021

1978 was a simple year.

Events

March

March 14 - The Israeli army invades and occupies southern Lebanon in Operation Litani. March 16 - Members of the Red Brigade terrorist organization kidnap Italian politician and former Prime Minister Aldo Moro in Rome. March 19 - Egyptian forces make an unsuccessful landing at Larnaca International Airport without the approval of Cyprus to intervene in the abduction.

April

April 18 - The US Senate votes to return the Panama Canal to Panama on December 31, 1999. April 20 - Soviet planes shoot down a South Korean plane after entering Soviet airspace without authorization.

May

May 9 - The body of former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro is found in a Renault 4 in Rome. May 18 - Sarajevo is chosen to host the 1984 Winter Olympics and Los Angeles to host the 1984 Summer Olympics.

Jun

June 20 - The Eleventh Congress of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia was held in Belgrade, the last of which was attended by Josip Broz Tito, the lifelong president of the SFRY and the SKJ. June 22 - American astronomer James Christie discovers Pluto's satellite Charon.

November

November 26 - Iranian religious leaders and politicians, in an effort to overthrow Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, declare a general strike that has paralyzed life in Iran.

December

December 13 - Partizan Football Club wins the Central European Cup.

Date unknown

Wikipedia: Unknown date - According to a study from Australia, 1978 was the peak of world wealth.

Births

January

January 4 - Frederick House, American basketball player January 4 - Dominik Hrbati, Slovak tennis player January 5 - January Jones, American actress and model January 6 - Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo, Spanish tennis player January 9 - Genaro Gattuso, Italian footballer and football coach January 11 - Emil Heskey, English footballer January 15 - Franco Pellicotti, Italian cyclist January 16 - Branislav Trifunovic, Serbian actor and producer January 18 - Goran Jevtic, Serbian actor January 18 - Tor Hushovd, a Norwegian cyclist January 21 - Edita Malovcic, Austrian singer and actress of Bosniak origin January 25 - Andrija Zlatic, Serbian shooter January 25 - Denis Menshev, Russian cyclist January 26 �

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