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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

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I Remember Mama

I Remember Mama

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Irene Dunne, Barbara Bel Geddes, Oskar Homolka, Philip Dorn

Country: United States of America

The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski

Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Starring: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi

Country: United States of America

The Patsy

The Patsy

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Marion Davies, Orville Caldwell, Marie Dressler, Lawrence Gray

Country: United States of America

Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs

Directed by: Wes Anderson

Starring: Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Bob Balaban

Planet of the Apes

Planet of the Apes

Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner

Starring: Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans

Country: United States of America

Books

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

Inner Skiing by W. Timothy Gallwey and Robert Kriegel

Inner Skiing

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A New, Completely Revised Edition of the Classic Guide to Better Skiing Have you been searching for a way to overcome your fear, trust your instincts, and ski to your greatest

The Second Ring Of Power by Carlos Castaneda

The Second Ring Of Power

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ENTER THE SORCERESS!Back from the abyss, Castaneda encounter his greatest test on the journey towards impeccability and freedom: to outwit and overpower the sorcery of Doña Soledad, herself transformed from a

On Photography by Susan Sontag

On Photography

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Winner of the National Book Critics' Circle Award for Criticism.One of the most highly regarded books of its kind, On Photography first appeared in 1977 and is described by its author

The Book Of Merlyn by Terence H. White

The Book Of Merlyn

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This magnificent fantasy of the last days of King Arthur, his faithful magician and his animal teachers, completes the tragedy and romance of THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING.