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

But much more happened on December 1978: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1978?


Events

  • 01 Dec 1978 US President Jimmy Carter more than doubles national park system size.
  • 03 Dec 1978 King of Hearts closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • 04 Dec 1978 Dianne Feinstein is named SF 1st female mayor
  • 05 Dec 1978 Phillies Pete Rose becomes highest paid baseball player
  • 06 Dec 1978 Spain adopts constitution.
  • 09 Dec 1978 Pioneer Venus 2 drops five probes into atmosphere of Venus.
  • 10 Dec 1978 Platinum closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 33 performances
  • 11 Dec 1978 Six masked men bind ten employees at Lufthansa cargo area at New York Kennedy Airport and make off with US$5.8 million in cash and jewelry.
  • 13 Dec 1978 Susan B Anthony dollar, 1st US coin to honor a woman, issued
  • 14 Dec 1978 Ballroom opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 116 performances
  • 15 Dec 1978 Saint Maarten Patriotic Movement (SPM) forms under W James.
  • 16 Dec 1978 Ronald Reagan denounces President Jimmy Carter's recognition of People's Republic of China.
  • 17 Dec 1978 Referendum approves new constitution of Rwanda.
  • 18 Dec 1978 Dominica joins the United Nations.
  • 19 Dec 1978 Indira Gandhi ambushed in India.
  • 20 Dec 1978 Harry R Haldeman, President Richard Nixon's White House chief of staff released from jail.
  • 21 Dec 1978 Broadway Musical opens / closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater, New York City
  • 22 Dec 1978 Thailand adopts constitution.
  • 25 Dec 1978 Vietnam launches a major offensive against the Khmer Rouge of Cambodia.
  • 27 Dec 1978 Spain becomes a democracy after 40 years of dictatorship.
  • 28 Dec 1978 30th hat trick in New York Islanders' history (Mike Bossy).
  • 29 Dec 1978 Spain constitution goes into effect.
  • 30 Dec 1978 King & I closes at Uris Theater NYC after 719 performances
  • 31 Dec 1978 Magic Show closes at Cort Theater in New York City after 1859 performances.

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Movies

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Once Upon a Time in the West

Once Upon a Time in the West

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards

Country: United States of America

Do Bigha Zamin

Do Bigha Zamin

Directed by: Bimal Roy

Starring: Balraj Sahni, Nirupa Roy, Rattan Kumar, Murad

The Sting

The Sting

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning

Country: United States of America

The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey

Country: United States of America

Prithvi Vallabh

Prithvi Vallabh

Directed by: Sohrab Modi

Starring: Sadiq Ali, Durga Khote, Leela Mishra, Sohrab Modi

Books

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A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman

A Distant Mirror

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Barbara W. Tuchman—the acclaimed author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning classic The Guns of August—once again marshals her gift for character, history, and sparkling prose to compose an astonishing portrait of medieval

In Search Of History by Theodore H. White

In Search Of History

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Franklin library collectible book

The Ann Landers Encyclopedia A To Z by Ann Landers

The Ann Landers Encyclopedia A To Z

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Classic Ann Landers self help: covers all topics: medical; social; sexual; spiritual. Vol. I ends in the H subjects.

Faeries by Brian Froud and Alan Lee

Faeries

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A quarter of a century after its initial publication, and with more than a million copies in print worldwide, Brian Froud and Alan Lee’s Faeries is a certified fantasy classic.

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