February 1978 calendar

February 1978

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1978?


  • 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 others, all Protestants.
  • 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.
  • 11 Feb 1978 Pacific Western Airlines Flight 314 crashes at the Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies International Airport in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada with 42 deaths and seven survivors.
vinyl songs

Music charts

Which were the top hits in February 1978?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Stayin' Alive
  2. - (Love Is) Thicker Than Water
  3. - Short People
  4. - Baby Come Back
  5. - Just The Way You Are

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Take A Chance On Me
  2. - Wuthering Heights
  3. - Figaro
  4. - If I Had Words
  5. - Denis


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in February 1978?

The Black Marble by Joseph Wambaugh

The Black Marble


He is a damned fine cop. A homicide detective wrapped around a Smith & Wesson.38 bottle and a vodka can.

The Second Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders

The Second Deadly Sin


This is a taut, gripping story that puts Edward Delaney, a police detective, on the trail of a criminal in New York City's art world. Victor Maitland, a world-renowned artist was discovered a month ago

The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

The Thorn Birds


"Beautiful....Compelling entertainment."--New York Times"A heart-rending epic...truly marvelous."--Chicago TribuneOne of the most beloved novels of all time, The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCullough's sweeping family saga of dreams, titanic struggles, dark passions, and forbidden love in the Australian Outback, returns to enthrall …

Inner Skiing by W. Timothy Gallwey and Robert Kriegel

Inner Skiing


The Classic Guide to Better Skiing: A Completely Redesigned Edition

The Honorable Schoolboy by John le Carré

The Honorable Schoolboy


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