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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 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 August 1978: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1978?


Events

  • 01 Aug 1978 Commandos occupy Iraqi embassy in Paris, 1 dead
  • 05 Aug 1978 New Orleans Saints beat Philadelphia Eagles 14-7 in Mexico City (NFL expo).
  • 06 Aug 1978 60th PGA Championship: John Mahaffey shoots a 276 at Oakmont Country Club - Pennsylvania
  • 07 Aug 1978 Eddie Mathews, Addie Joss, and Larry MacPhail inducted to Hall of Fame
  • 08 Aug 1978 Pioneer-Venus 2 with five atmospheric probes launched toward Venus.
  • 09 Aug 1978 Yanks score 5 in bottom of 9th beat Brewers 8-7
  • 10 Aug 1978 Three members of the Ulrich family are killed in an accident. This leads to the Ford Pinto litigation.
  • 11 Aug 1978 Funeral of Pope Paul VI
  • 12 Aug 1978 Arron Marshall completes a record shower of 336 hours
  • 13 Aug 1978 Bomb attack in Beirut, 175 killed
  • 15 Aug 1978 House of Reps approves (233-169), 39-month extension for ERA
  • 17 Aug 1978 1st successful crossing of the Atlantic by balloon (3 Americans)
  • 18 Aug 1978 Memphis Tenn settles with striking police officers and firefighters
  • 19 Aug 1978 422 die in an arson fire at a movie theater in Iran.
  • 20 Aug 1978 Tatyana Providokhina runs female world record 1k (2:30.6)
  • 21 Aug 1978 1st gay theme telefilm - Matlovich vs. US Air Force
  • 22 Aug 1978 Sandinistas occupy National Palace in Managua Nicaragua
  • 23 Aug 1978 Iranian students occupies Iranian embassy at Wassenaar
  • 25 Aug 1978 Baseball umps stage a 1 day strike
  • 26 Aug 1978 Soyuz 31 carries two cosmonauts (one the first East German, Sigmund JShn) to Salyut 6.
  • 27 Aug 1978 Gerrie Knetemann becomes world cyclist champion
  • 29 Aug 1978 USTA National Tennis Center opens in Flushing, New York
  • 31 Aug 1978 Constitution adopted by Sri Lanka

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Movies

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Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro

Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro

Directed by: Kundan Shah

Starring: Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Bhakti Barve, Satish Shah

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Starring: Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Statham

Country: United States of America

Prisoners

Prisoners

Directed by: Denis Villeneuve

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Melissa Leo

Country: United States of America

Roman Holiday

Roman Holiday

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert, Hartley Power

Country: United States of America

Dead Man's Gold

Dead Man's Gold

Directed by: Ray Taylor

Starring: Lash La Rue, Al St. John, Peggy Stewart, Terry Frost

Books

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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.

Mortal Friends by James Carroll

Mortal Friends

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Sweeping from the Irish Rebellion of the early 1920s to the tumultuous Boston of Mayor James Michael Curley and the Kennedys, Mortal Friends is the saga of Irish revolutionary Colman Brady

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

A Time For Truth by William E. Simon

A Time For Truth

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A distinguished conservative dissects the economic and political policies that threaten our liberty - and points the way to an American Renaissance.

The Human Factor by Graham Greene

The Human Factor

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Maurice Castle is a high-level operative in the British secret service during the Cold War. He is deeply in love with his African wife, who escaped apartheid South Africa with the