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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1978?


Events

  • 01 May 1978 1st black Mayor of New Orleans (Ernest Morial) inaugurated
  • 02 May 1978 NBA championship: Portland Trail Blazers win in four games.
  • 03 May 1978 Anderlecht wins 18th Europe Cup II.
  • 04 May 1978 Russian President Brezhnev visits West Germany.
  • 05 May 1978 Norway opens a natural gas field in the Polar Sea.
  • 06 May 1978 104th Kentucky Derby: Steve Cauthen aboard Affirmed wins in 2:01.2.
  • 08 May 1978 ABC TV airs Stars Salute Israel at 30
  • 09 May 1978 Fee Waybill of Tubes breaks a leg falling off stage
  • 10 May 1978 Angel opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 11 May 1978 Margaret A Brewer is first female general in the US Marine Corps.
  • 12 May 1978 US Commerce Department announces that hurricane names will no longer be exclusively female.
  • 13 May 1978 Angel closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 14 May 1978 Working opens at 46th St. Theater NYC for 25 performances
  • 15 May 1978 Students of the University of Tehran riot in Tabriz the army stops the riot.
  • 17 May 1978 Lee Lacy hits record third consecutive pinch-hit homerun.
  • 18 May 1978 Russian dissident Yuri Orlov exiled to compulsory work.
  • 19 May 1978 May 20 ampndash French Foreign Legion paratroopers land in Kolwezi, Zaire, to rescue Europeans in the middle of a civil war.
  • 20 May 1978 US launches Pioneer Venus 1; produces first global radar map of Venus.
  • 21 May 1978 Yamada Mumon Roshi is appointed head of Zen Rinzai Sect.
  • 22 May 1978 Exiled leaders Ahmed Abdallah and Mohammed Ahmed return to the Comoros.
  • 23 May 1978 AL approves transfer of Red Sox to Jean Yawkey for $15M
  • 24 May 1978 Dutch Investment bill (WIR) law goes into effect.
  • 25 May 1978 Star Wars released
  • 26 May 1978 1st legal gambling casino opens in Atlantic City
  • 28 May 1978 Al Unser became 5th to win Indianapolis 500, 3 times
  • 29 May 1978 1st class postage now 15 cents (13 cents for 3 years)

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Truman Show

The Truman Show

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich

Country: United States of America

Day for Night

Day for Night

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Léaud, François Truffaut, Valentina Cortese

Country: United States of America

The Celebration

The Celebration

Directed by: Thomas Vinterberg

Starring: Ulrich Thomsen, Henning Moritzen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Paprika Steen

Mystic River

Mystic River

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Emmy Rossum

Country: United States of America

Dogville

Dogville

Directed by: Lars von Trier

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Paul Bettany, Lauren Bacall, Harriet Andersson

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1978?
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Designing Your Face by Way Bandy

Designing Your Face

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Designing Your Face: An Illustrated Guide to Using Cosmetics

The Last Convertible by Anton Myrer

The Last Convertible

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Only a few times in a lifetime does a golden novel appear that captures the spirit of a generation and the heart of America.

A Stranger Is Watching by Mary Higgins Clark

A Stranger Is Watching

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Ronald Thompson knows he never killed Nina Peterson... yet in two days the state of Connecticut will take his life, having found him guilty via due process of law.

Kalki by Gore Vidal

Kalki

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Gore Vidal's metaphysical thriller about an end-of-the- world cult.

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