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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1978?


Events

  • 01 Feb 1978 Harriet Tubman is 1st black woman honored on a US postage stamp
  • 03 Feb 1978 India needing 493 to beat Australia at Adelaide, all out 445
  • 05 Feb 1978 Fred Newman makes 88 consecutive basketball free-throws blindfolded.
  • 06 Feb 1978 Snowstorm hits New England, parts of RI (54 (137cm))
  • 07 Feb 1978 Ethiopian offensive in Ogaden desert.
  • 08 Feb 1978 The proceedings of the United States Senate are first broadcast on radio.
  • 09 Feb 1978 Ted Bundy kills Kimberly Leach, age 12, in Lake City, Florida.
  • 10 Feb 1978 Frank C Carlucci succeeds John F Blake as deputy director of US Central Intelligence Agency.
  • 11 Feb 1978 16 Unification church couples wed in New York City
  • 12 Feb 1978 Jesus Christ Superstar closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 96 performances
  • 13 Feb 1978 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 14 Feb 1978 First "micro on a chip" patented by Texas Instruments.
  • 15 Feb 1978 Leon Spinks beats Muhammad Ali in 15 rounds for world heavyweight crown.
  • 16 Feb 1978 The first computer bulletin board system is created (CBBS in Chicago, Illinois).
  • 17 Feb 1978 The Troubles: The Provisional IRA detonates an incendiary bomb at the La Mon restaurant, near Belfast, killing 12 and seriously injuring 30.
  • 18 Feb 1978 The first Ironman Triathlon competition takes place on the island of Oahu, won by Gordon Haller.
  • 19 Feb 1978 On the 20th Century opens at St. James Theater NYC for 460 performances
  • 20 Feb 1978 Bob Backland beats Billy Graham in New York, to become WWF wrestling champion.
  • 21 Feb 1978 Electrical workers in Mexico City find the remains of the Great Pyramid of Tenochtitlan in the middle of the city.
  • 22 Feb 1978 Two tankers with propane gas explode killing 15 at Waverly, Tennessee.
  • 23 Feb 1978 20th Grammy Awards: "Hotel California", Fleetwood Mac, Debbie Boone win.
  • 24 Feb 1978 Kevin Porter, New Jersey Nets, sets NBA record with 29 assists in a game.
  • 26 Feb 1978 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic.

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Blue Collar

Blue Collar

Release year: 1978

Directed by: Paul Schrader

Starring: Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel, Yaphet Kotto, Ed Begley Jr.

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Snake in the Eagle's Shadow

Snake in the Eagle's Shadow

Release year: 1978

Directed by: Woo-Ping Yuen

Starring: Jackie Chan, Siu Tin Yuen, Jang Lee Hwang, Dean Shek

Country: United States of America

Coming Home

Coming Home

Release year: 1978

Directed by: Hal Ashby

Starring: Jane Fonda, Jon Voight, Bruce Dern, Penelope Milford

Country: United States of America

An Unmarried Woman

An Unmarried Woman

Release year: 1978

Directed by: Paul Mazursky

Starring: Jill Clayburgh, Alan Bates, Michael Murphy, Cliff Gorman

An Unmarried Woman memorabilia

Ecce bombo

Ecce bombo

Release year: 1978

Directed by: Nanni Moretti

Starring: Nanni Moretti, Luisa Rossi, Lina Sastri, Piero Galletti

Books

Which were the most popular books released in February 1978?
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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.

The Honorable Schoolboy by John le Carré

The Honorable Schoolboy

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Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library / First Edition Society, 1977. First edition. Full-leather. Bound in orange brown full leather with raised bands, gilt-decorated and -titled, all edges gilt.

Coming Into The Country by John McPhee

Coming Into The Country

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Coming into the Country is an unforgettable account of Alaska and Alaskans. It is a rich tapestry of vivid characters, observed landscapes, and descriptive narrative, in three principal segments that deal,

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

The Black Marble by Joseph Wambaugh

The Black Marble

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He is a damned good cop -- a burned-out homicide detective wrapped around a Smith & Wesson .38 and a vodka bottle.