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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

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Don

Don

Release year: 1978

Directed by: Chandra Barot

Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman, Pran, Iftekhar

Midnight Express

Midnight Express

Release year: 1978

Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins, Paolo Bonacelli

Country: United States of America

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The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith

The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith

Release year: 1978

Directed by: Fred Schepisi

Starring: Tommy Lewis, Freddy Reynolds, Angela Punch McGregor, Ray Barrett

Big Wednesday

Big Wednesday

Release year: 1978

Directed by: John Milius

Starring: Jan-Michael Vincent, William Katt, Gary Busey, Patti D'Arbanville

Martin

Martin

Release year: 1978

Directed by: George A. Romero

Starring: John Amplas, Lincoln Maazel, Christine Forrest, Elyane Nadeau

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1978?
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Gnomes by Rien Poortvliet

Gnomes

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The delightful classic Gnomes has been repackaged in this exceptional collector's edition to celebrate the 35th anniversary of this magical book.

Delta Of Venus by Anais Nin

Delta Of Venus

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An extraordinarily rich and exotic collection from the mistress of erotic writing In Delta of Venus, Anais Nin pens a lush, magical world where the characters of her imagination possess the most universal of desires and exceptional of talents.

The World According To Garp by John Irving

The World According To Garp

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20th ANNIVERSARY EDITIONwith a new Afterword from the authorThe New York Times bestsellerThis is the life and times of T. S.

Stained Glass by William F. Buckley Jr

Stained Glass

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Blackford Oakes returns! The spy who made SAVING THE QUEEN so memorable now tackles the problem of Count Axel Wintergrin, whose campaign for a unified Germany is causing panic on

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.