June 1978 calendar

June 1978

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 1978?


  • 01 Jun 1978 High Council destroys judgment against war criminal Pieter Menten
  • 03 Jun 1978 Phillies Dave Johnson is 1st to hit 2 pinch hit grand slams in a year
  • 04 Jun 1978 Working closes at 46th St. Theater NYC after 25 performances
  • 06 Jun 1978 Proposition 13 cuts California property taxes 57 percent.
  • 07 Jun 1978 32nd NBA Championship: Washington Bullets beat Sea Supersonics, 4 games to 3
  • 08 Jun 1978 51st National Spelling Bee: Peg McCarthy wins spelling deification
  • 09 Jun 1978 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) strikes down 148 year policy of excluding black men from priesthood
  • 10 Jun 1978 110th Belmont: Steve Cauthen aboard Affirmed wins in 2:26.8
  • 11 Jun 1978 Grease starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John opens
  • 12 Jun 1978 US House of Representatives allows live radio coverage
  • 13 Jun 1978 Israeli Defense Forces withdraw from Lebanon.
  • 14 Jun 1978 Sierra Leone adopts constitution
  • 15 Jun 1978 Belgian government resigns
  • 17 Jun 1978 Cheeseburger In Paradise by Jimmy Buffett peaks at #32
  • 18 Jun 1978 78th US Golf Open: Andy North shoots a 285 at Cherry Hill Country Club - Denver
  • 19 Jun 1978 Best Little Whorehouse... opens at 46th St. NYC for 1577 performances
  • 20 Jun 1978 A shootout between Provisional IRA members and the British Army leaves 1 civilian and 3 IRA men dead.
  • 22 Jun 1978 Neo-Nazis call off plans to march in Jewish community of Skokie, Illinois
  • 23 Jun 1978 Panamá recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
  • 25 Jun 1978 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • 26 Jun 1978 First dedicated oceanographic satellite, SEASAT 1, launched
  • 27 Jun 1978 Henry Rono of Kenya sets record for 3,000 m, 7:32.1
  • 28 Jun 1978 Supreme Court orders California medical school to admit Allan Bakke a white man claiming reverse discrimination when application was rejected
  • 29 Jun 1978 US Vice President Walter F Mondale begins trip to Mid-East.
  • 30 Jun 1978 English Prince Michael marries baroness Marie-Christine von Reibnitz
  • 21 Jun 1978 The original production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical, Evita, based on the life of Eva Perón, opens at the Prince Edward Theatre, London.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Too Much, Too Little, Too Late
  2. - You're The One That I Want
  3. - Shadow Dancing
  4. - Baker Street
  5. - It's A Heartache

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - You're The One That I Want
  2. - Rivers Of Babylon / Brown Girl In The Ring
  3. - The Smurf Song
  4. - The Boy From New York City
  5. - Dancin' In The City


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in June 1978?

Kalki by Gore Vidal



Gore Vidal's metaphysical thriller is about a cult that seeks to end the world.

A Stranger Is Watching by Mary Higgins Clark

A Stranger Is Watching


Ronald Thompson is aware that he didn't kill Nina Peterson... but the state of Connecticut will soon take his life after proving him guilty through due process of law.

The Women'S Room by Marilyn French

The Women'S Room


The bestseller of twenty-one million copies is now available again for a new generation. First published in 1977, The Women's Room was an original novel that explored the inner lives and experiences of women.

Whistle by James Jones



Includes "Notes From the Editors" flyer. Brown leather, with gilt decoration on the spine and boards, satin moire endpapers, guided pages, raised bands along spine, and sewn in satin bookmark.

Bloodline by Sidney Sheldon



Sheldon's epic tale of greed and betrayal and sabotage and danger and the ties which can kill...Roffe and Sons, a family business, is an international empire full of desperate, cash-hungry relatives.