1978 was a simple year.
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 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 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.
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 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 13 - Partizan Football Club wins the Central European Cup.
Wikipedia: Unknown date - According to a study from Australia, 1978 was the peak of world wealth.
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
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