July 1978 calendar

July 1978

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 1978?


  • 01 Jul 1978 Act closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 233 performances
  • 02 Jul 1978 Pitcher Ron Guidry sets New York Yankees record of 13-0 start.
  • 03 Jul 1978 Establishment Amazon Pact
  • 04 Jul 1978 Memphis fire fighters halt 3-day strike under a court order
  • 05 Jul 1978 Soyuz 30 spacecraft touches down in Soviet Kazakhstan.
  • 06 Jul 1978 Israeli jet fighters swooped over mostly Moslem West Beirut
  • 07 Jul 1978 85th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats C Evert
  • 08 Jul 1978 Alessandro Pertini elected President of Italy
  • 09 Jul 1978 Hello, Dolly! closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 152 performances
  • 10 Jul 1978 Bloodless military coup in Mauritania
  • 11 Jul 1978 49th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-3 at San Diego Stadium
  • 12 Jul 1978 Sun Bank Building opens
  • 13 Jul 1978 BBC bans Sex Pistols No One is Innocent
  • 14 Jul 1978 Anatoly Scharansky convicted of anti-Soviet agitation
  • 15 Jul 1978 107th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 281 at St. Andrews
  • 16 Jul 1978 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic
  • 17 Jul 1978 New York Yank manager Billy Martin and Reggie Jackson fight in dug out
  • 18 Jul 1978 Egyptian and Israeli officials begin two days of talks.
  • 21 Jul 1978 Bolivia milt coup under general Juan Pereda, President Hugo Banzer flees
  • 23 Jul 1978 Reggie Jackson returns and helps Yankees win their 5th straight
  • 24 Jul 1978 Billy Martin resigns as Yankee manager after one is a born liar the other a convicted one comment about Steinbrenner and Jackson
  • 25 Jul 1978 Bob Dylan booed off Newport Folk Festival for using electric guitar
  • 26 Jul 1978 Johnny Bench hits his 300th career home run
  • 27 Jul 1978 Indians Duane Kuiper is 3rd to hit 2 bases-loaded triples
  • 28 Jul 1978 600,000 attend Watkins Glen Summer Jam in New York
  • 29 Jul 1978 600,000 attend "Summer Jam" rock festival, Watkins Glen, New York.
  • 30 Jul 1978 Expos crush Braves, 19-0, collecting 28 hits and NL-record-tying 8 HRs
  • 31 Jul 1978 Gunman shoots his way into Iraqi Embassy in Paris
  • 25 Jul 1978 Puerto Rican police shoot two nationalists in the Cerro Maravilla murders.
vinyl songs

Music charts

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

  1. - Shadow Dancing
  2. - Baker Street
  3. - It's A Heartache
  4. - Take A Chance On Me
  5. - Miss You

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - You're The One That I Want
  2. - The Smurf Song
  3. - Dancin' In The City
  4. - Substitute
  5. - Airport


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in July 1978?

Pulling Your Own Strings by Wayne W. Dyer

Pulling Your Own Strings


Wayne W. Dyer explains how we can all prevent being victimized by others and start operating from the centre of our power

Scruples by Judith Krantz



Scruples is the first novel to make publishing history. It's widely regarded as the best novel ever about the extravagant lifestyle of the Beverly Hills boutique owner and its employees.

Final Payments by Mary Gordon

Final Payments


Isabel Moore, thirty years old, is suddenly released from the eleven-years of unbroken care she received from a helpless father.

Stained Glass by William F. Buckley Jr

Stained Glass


Blackford Oakes is back! Blackford Oakes returns!

Gnomes by Rien Poortvliet



This collector's edition celebrates the 35th anniversary celebrations of Gnomes, a delightful classic.