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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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Dawn of the Dead

Dawn of the Dead

Release year: 1978

Directed by: George A. Romero

Starring: David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H. Reiniger, Gaylen Ross

Country: United States of America

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The Silent Partner

The Silent Partner

Release year: 1978

Directed by: Daryl Duke

Starring: Elliott Gould, Christopher Plummer, Susannah York, Céline Lomez

The Paper Chase

The Paper Chase

Release year: 1978

Directed by: James Bridges

Starring: Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner, John Houseman, Graham Beckel

Country: United States of America

Five Deadly Venoms

Five Deadly Venoms

Release year: 1978

Directed by: Cheh Chang

Starring: Sheng Chiang, Chien Sun, Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok, Meng Lo

Force 10 from Navarone

Force 10 from Navarone

Release year: 1978

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

Starring: Harrison Ford, Robert Shaw, Edward Fox, Franco Nero

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 1978?
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Stained Glass by William F. Buckley Jr

Stained Glass

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Blackford Oakes returns! The spy who made SAVING THE QUEEN so memorable now tackles the problem of Count Axel Wintergrin, whose campaign for a unified Germany is causing panic on

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 …

The Complete Book Of Running by James F. Fixx

The Complete Book Of Running

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Discusses not only the physical benefits of running, but its psychological benefits as well: increasing self-esteem, acquiring a "high" from running, and being able to cope better with pressure and tension.

Final Payments by Mary Gordon

Final Payments

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When Isabel Moore's father dies, she finds herself, at the age of thirty, suddenly freed from eleven years of uninterrupted care for a helpless man.

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