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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1978.
The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1978: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1978?


Events

  • 01 Apr 1978 The Philippine College of Commerce, through a presidential decree, becomes the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
  • 02 Apr 1978 TV show Dallas premieres on CBS (as a 5 week mini-series)
  • 03 Apr 1978 50th Academy Awards - Annie Hall, Rich Dreyfuss and Diane Keaton win.
  • 06 Apr 1978 Karnataka beat Uttar Pradesh by inning and 193 to win Ranji Trophy.
  • 07 Apr 1978 US President Jimmy Carter defers production of the neutron bomb.
  • 08 Apr 1978 Regular radio broadcasts of British Parliament proceedings start.
  • 09 Apr 1978 David Thompson scores ties 3rd highest total in the NBA - 73
  • 10 Apr 1978 Formation of the Major Indoor Soccer League is announced.
  • 13 Apr 1978 Jackson slugs a 3-run HR in the 1st inning, and the field is showered
  • 14 Apr 1978 WRR-AM in Dallas Texas changes call letters to KAAM
  • 15 Apr 1978 43 die as two express trains collide head-on south of Bologna, Italy.
  • 16 Apr 1978 History of the American Film closes at ANTA NYC after 21 performances
  • 17 Apr 1978 Pulitzer prize awarded to Carl Sagan for Dragons of Eden
  • 18 Apr 1978 US Senate votes to turn Panam� Canal over to Panam� on December 31, 1999.
  • 19 Apr 1978 Yitzhak Navron elected fifth President of Israel.
  • 20 Apr 1978 Korean Airlines flight 007 shot down by Soviets in Russian airspace
  • 22 Apr 1978 Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Earl Anthony.
  • 23 Apr 1978 Amy Alcott wins LPGA American Defender Golf Classic.
  • 25 Apr 1978 Phillie Phanatic makes 1st appearance
  • 26 Apr 1978 France sends troops to Chad.
  • 27 Apr 1978 Accident at nuclear reactor Willow Island, Charleston, West Virginia, kills 51.
  • 28 Apr 1978 President of Afghanistan, Mohammed Daoud Khan, is overthrown and assassinated in a coup led by pro-communist rebels.
  • 30 Apr 1978 Elvis: The Legend Lives! closes at Palace NYC after 101 performances

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Grave of the Fireflies

Grave of the Fireflies

Directed by: Isao Takahata

Starring: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi, Yoshiko Shinohara

Country: United States of America

Vertigo

Vertigo

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore

Country: United States of America

2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter

Country: United States of America

My Neighbor Totoro

My Neighbor Totoro

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Hitoshi Takagi, Noriko Hidaka, Chika Sakamoto, Shigesato Itoi

Country: United States of America

The Ox-Bow Incident

The Ox-Bow Incident

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes, Anthony Quinn

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in April 1978?
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Illusions by Richard Bach

Illusions

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In the cloud-washed airspace between the cornfields of Illinois and blue infinity, a man puts his faith in the propeller of his biplane. For disillusioned writer and itinerant barnstormer Richard Bach, belief is as real as a full tank of …

Scruples by Judith Krantz

Scruples

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Scruples is the novel that created publishing history, the first-and widely acknowledged to be the very best-novel ever written about the staggeringly luxurious life of a Beverly Hills boutique and the people who work in

Coming Into The Country by John McPhee

Coming Into The Country

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Coming into the Country is an unforgettable account of Alaska and Alaskans. It is a rich tapestry of vivid characters, observed landscapes, and descriptive narrative, in three principal segments that deal,

The Honorable Schoolboy by John le Carré

The Honorable Schoolboy

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Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library / First Edition Society, 1977. First edition. Full-leather. Bound in orange brown full leather with raised bands, gilt-decorated and -titled, all edges gilt.

Bloodline by Sidney Sheldon

Bloodline

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Sheldon's sweeping saga of greed and betrayal, sabotage and danger, and the ties that can kill...Roffe and Sons is a family firm, an international empire filled with desperate, cash-hungry family members.