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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

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Trishul

Trishul

Release year: 1978

Directed by: Yash Chopra

Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjeev Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Hema Malini

Pretty Baby

Pretty Baby

Release year: 1978

Directed by: Louis Malle

Starring: Brooke Shields, Keith Carradine, Susan Sarandon, Frances Faye

Country: United States of America

F.I.S.T

F.I.S.T

Release year: 1978

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Rod Steiger, Peter Boyle, Melinda Dillon

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in April 1978?
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The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien

The Silmarillion

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“Majestic! . . . Readers of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings will find in The Silmarillion a cosmology to call their own, medieval romances, fierce fairy tales, and fiercer wars that ring with heraldic fury .

The Only Investment Guide You'Ll Ever Need by Andrew Tobias

The Only Investment Guide You'Ll Ever Need

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For more than thirty years, The Only Investment Guide You’ll Ever Need has been a favorite finance guide, earning the allegiance of more than a million readers across the United States.

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 …

Whistle by James Jones

Whistle

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Includes "Notes from the Editors" flyer. `` Full brown leather with gilt decoration on boards and spine, satin moire endpapers, guided end pages, raised bands on spine, sewn in satin bookmark.

Dreams Die First by Harold Robbins

Dreams Die First

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“Robbins eroticized commerce, and, at the same time, he commercialized erotica, dashing into a rich new market for dirty books.” —The New Yorker “Robbins’ dialogue is moving… his people have the warmth