1978

Clockwise from top-left: the Jonestown massacre occurs, leaving 909 people dead; Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 182 collides with a private Cessna 172 light aircraft, killing 146 people; an earthquake in Tabas kills around 25,000 people; the 1978 FIFA World Cup is held in Argentina; the Saur Revolution marks the end of power of the Barakzai dynasty after 152 years; Air India Flight 855 crashes around 3 km (1.9 mi) off the coast of Bandra, killing all passengers and crew aboard; Aldo Moro is kidnapped and murdered by the Red Brigades; the Camp David Accords are signed.
Millennium: 2nd millennium
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1978 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1978
MCMLXXVIII
Ab urbe condita2731
Armenian calendar1427
ԹՎ ՌՆԻԷ
Assyrian calendar6728
Baháʼí calendar134–135
Balinese saka calendar1899–1900
Bengali calendar1385
Berber calendar2928
British Regnal year26 Eliz. 2 – 27 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar2522
Burmese calendar1340
Byzantine calendar7486–7487
Chinese calendar丁巳年 (Fire Snake)
4675 or 4468
    — to —
戊午年 (Earth Horse)
4676 or 4469
Coptic calendar1694–1695
Discordian calendar3144
Ethiopian calendar1970–1971
Hebrew calendar5738–5739
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2034–2035
 - Shaka Samvat1899–1900
 - Kali Yuga5078–5079
Holocene calendar11978
Igbo calendar978–979
Iranian calendar1356–1357
Islamic calendar1398–1399
Japanese calendarShōwa 53
(昭和53年)
Javanese calendar1909–1910
Juche calendar67
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4311
Minguo calendarROC 67
民國67年
Nanakshahi calendar510
Thai solar calendar2521
Tibetan calendar阴火蛇年
(female Fire-Snake)
2104 or 1723 or 951
    — to —
阳土马年
(male Earth-Horse)
2105 or 1724 or 952
Unix time252460800 – 283996799

1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1978th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 978th year of the 2nd millennium, the 78th year of the 20th century, and the 9th year of the 1970s decade.

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September

September 6: Anwar Sadat, Jimmy Carter, and Menachem Begin meet on the Aspen Cabin patio at Camp David.

October

November

December

Date unknown

Births

Births
January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December
Karina Smirnoff
January Jones
AJ McLean
Vijay Sethupathi
Kristen Schaal
Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Sheamus
Kelly Sullivan
Ashton Kutcher
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
Don Omar
Danai Gurira
Kim Ha-neul
Jensen Ackles
Claudio Sanchez
Antonio Margarito
Rani Mukerji
Lauren Ridloff
Duncan James
James Franco
Stana Katic
Kenan Thompson
Judy Ann Santos
Jason Biggs
Ricardo Carvalho
Jake Johnson
Antonietta Di Martino
Nikki Cox
Justin Long
Nick Kroll
Bill Hader
Shane West
Joshua Jackson
Daniel Brühl
Mía Maestro
Zoe Saldaña
Frank Lampard
Erica Durance
Nicole Scherzinger
Jüri Ratas
Tia Mowry
Tamera Mowry
Topher Grace
Michelle Rodriguez
Pavel Datsyuk
Josh Hartnett
Kurt Busch
Andy Samberg
Noah Bean
James Corden
Kel Mitchell
Amanda Schull
Gina Gogean
Ben McKenzie
Ron DeSantis
Sarit Hadad
Anthony Mackie
Ani Lorak
Claudio Pizarro
James Valentine
Usher
CM Punk
Matthew Morrison
Eve
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Santiago Peña
Rachel McAdams
Robert Kirkman
Stefan Kapičić
Ian Somerhalder
Manny Pacquiao
Josh Dallas
Katie Holmes
John Legend
Tyrese Gibson
Yulia Barsukova

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September

October

November

December

Deaths

Deaths
January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December

January

Kurt Gödel

February

Philip Ahn

March

Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh

April

Philibert Tsiranana

May

Aldo Moro
Sir Robert Menzies

June

Bob Crane

July

Francisco Mendes

August

Pope Paul VI
Jomo Kenyatta

September

Keith Moon
Pope John Paul I

October

Jacques Brel
Ralph Metcalfe

November

Margaret Mead

December

Golda Meir

Nobel Prizes


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