January 1978 calendar
Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in January 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 January 1978: find out below
Which were the important events of January 1978?
- 01 Jan 1978 President Ford signs 1st major revision of copyright law since 1909
- 02 Jan 1978 Rhino Records releases their first album "Wildmania".
- 03 Jan 1978 Chandrasekar takes 6-52 and 6-52 at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Indian innings win.
- 04 Jan 1978 A referendum in Chile supports the policies of Augusto Pinochet.
- 05 Jan 1978 Bülent Ecevit, of CHP forms the new government of Turkey (42nd government)
- 06 Jan 1978 USA hands over Saint Stephan crown to Hungary.
- 07 Jan 1978 Angola revises its constitution.
- 08 Jan 1978 Bowing to international pressure, President of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto releases Bengali leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman from prison, who had been arrested after declaring the independence of Bangladesh.
- 09 Jan 1978 Commonwealth of Northern Marianas established.
- 10 Jan 1978 Soyuz 27 carring 2 Cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station, launched
- 11 Jan 1978 Soyuz 27 links with Salyut 6 and Soyuz 26 (first time three spacecraft link).
- 14 Jan 1978 January 15 ampndash The body of former U.S. Vice President Hubert Humphrey lies in state in the Capitol Rotunda, following his death from cancer.
- 15 Jan 1978 Theodore Bundy kills Florida State University coeds Lisa Levy and Margaret Bowman
- 16 Jan 1978 Soyuz 27 returns to Earth.
- 18 Jan 1978 Roof of 3-year-old Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut collapses (no injuries).
- 19 Jan 1978 Eddie Mathews elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.
- 20 Jan 1978 Columbia Pictures pays $9.5 million for movie rights to Annie
- 22 Jan 1978 Ethiopia declares the ambassador of West Germany Persona non grata.
- 23 Jan 1978 Belgian industrialist Haron Empain kidnapped in Paris, France.
- 24 Jan 1978 Carter Executive Order on Intelligence
- 25 Jan 1978 Muriel Humphrey (Democrat-Minnesota) appointed to fill late husband's Senate seat.
- 26 Jan 1978 Frank Herbert completes his novel Destination: Void
- 28 Jan 1978 Fantasy Island starring Ricardo Montalban premieres on ABC TV
- 29 Jan 1978 Joanne Carner wins Colgate Triple Crown Match-Play Golf Championship.
- 30 Jan 1978 Addie Joss and Larry MacPhail elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.
- 31 Jan 1978 Elvis: The Legend Lives! opens at Palace Theater NYC for 101 performances
French film actor, best known for his duo with Fred Testot, Omar et Fred, and for his role in Intouchables, written and directed by Olivier...
Italian goalkeeper who plays for Serie A club Juventus.
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American politician who served as Vice-President of the United States from 1965-1969 under President Lyndon B. Johnson.
American comedian who appeared in more than 100 pictures, including Charlie Chaplin's classic film, "The Great Dictator," 1940.
rock guitarist (Chicago), accidently shot in head at age 32.
Composer, dies at 68.
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