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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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The Deer Hunter

The Deer Hunter

Release year: 1978

Directed by: Michael Cimino

Starring: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Cazale, John Savage

Country: United States of America

Khatta Meetha

Khatta Meetha

Release year: 1978

Directed by: Basu Chatterjee

Starring: Ashok Kumar, Rakesh Roshan, Bindiya Goswami, Raju Shrestha

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Release year: 1978

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum, Veronica Cartwright

Country: United States of America

Books

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Thursday The Rabbi Walked Out by Harry Kemelman

Thursday The Rabbi Walked Out

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A vicious anti-Semite is murdered and Rabbi Small must defend his congregants from being falsely accused in this thrilling New York Times bestseller Barnard’s Crossing, Massachusetts, is thriving.

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.

Evergreen by Belva Plain

Evergreen

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The towering modern classic of passion and ambition that forever changed the way we see the courageous immigrants who came to America's shores -- the story of Anna Friedman transfixes us with the turbulent emotions

Gnomes by Rien Poortvliet

Gnomes

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The delightful classic Gnomes has been repackaged in this exceptional collector's edition to celebrate the 35th anniversary of this magical book.

Mommie Dearest by Christina Crawford

Mommie Dearest

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Mommie Dearest is a memoir and exposé written by Christina Crawford, the adopted daughter of actress Joan Crawford. The book, which depicts Christina's childhood and her relationship with her mother, was