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Major Events of 1978
1978 (Roman Numerals: MCMLXXVIII) was the 78th year of the 20th century. 1978 was not a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Sunday.
On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1978.
News Events of 1978
Camp David Peace Treaty between Israel and Egypt.
Louise Brown, the world's first test-tube baby born in Britain.
Charon, the moon of Pluto is discovered.
Mass murder/suicide of members of Jim Jones' religious cult in Guyana.
Space Invaders video game developed by Taito in Japan.
Korean Air Flight 902 is shot down by Soviet fighters near Murmansk. 2 passengers die, but 107 passengers and crew survive an emergency landing on a frozen lake.
Dominica independent from UK.
Solomon Islands independent from UK.
Democracy restored in Spain after 40 years of dictatorship.
Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov is assassinated in London using a ricin pellet injected using a specially designed umbrella.
Pope John Paul II is elected by the Papal conclave.
Sports in 1978
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