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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in November 1978.
The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on November 1978: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 1978?


Events

  • 01 Nov 1978 New York Yankee Ron Guidry unanimously wins AL Cy Young Award
  • 02 Nov 1978 Crew of Soyuz 29 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 31.
  • 03 Nov 1978 Dominica gains independence from the UK and adopts constitution
  • 04 Nov 1978 3rd annual reentry free-agent draft, Pete Rose, Tommy John, and Darrell Evans, available
  • 05 Nov 1978 Khomeini followers attack British embassy / El Al office in Iran
  • 06 Nov 1978 Iranian general Gholan Reza Azhari forms government
  • 07 Nov 1978 Boston Red Sox Jim Rice wins AL MVP
  • 09 Nov 1978 Tanzania recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
  • 10 Nov 1978 Larry Holmes KOs Alfredo Evangelist in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 11 Nov 1978 Maumoon Abdul Gayoom succeeded Ibrahim Nasir as the president of the Republic of Maldives. He has since been re-elected for six consecutive 5-year terms.
  • 12 Nov 1978 Platinum opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 33 performances
  • 15 Nov 1978 Pirates outfielder Dave Parker wins NL MVP
  • 16 Nov 1978 Major Indoor Soccer League holds its first draft.
  • 17 Nov 1978 Gerald Lascelles (under English Princess Mary) weds Elizabeth Colvin
  • 18 Nov 1978 In Jonestown, Guyana, Jim Jones led his Peoples Temple cult to a mass murder-suicide that claimed 918 lives in all, 909 of them in Jonestown itself, including over 270 children. Congressman Leo J. Ryan is murdered by members of the Peoples Temple hours earlier.
  • 19 Nov 1978 The first U.S. Take Back the Night march occurs in San Francisco.
  • 21 Nov 1978 Bob Horner of Braves wins NL Rookie of Year Award
  • 25 Nov 1978 American Airlines DC-10 crashes on takeoff from Chicago, kills 275.
  • 26 Nov 1978 1st lesbian theme TV movie - Question of Love
  • 27 Nov 1978 Colombian Avianca Airlines Boeing 747 crashes in Madrid killing 183
  • 28 Nov 1978 44th Heisman Trophy Award: Billy Sims, Oklahoma (RB)
  • 29 Nov 1978 United Nations observes "international day of solidarity with the Palestinian people," boycotted by US and about 20 other countries.
  • 30 Nov 1978 Publication of ''The Times'' is suspended due to labor problems until November 13, 1979.

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Movies

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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom

Country: United States of America

Schindler's List

Schindler's List

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, Caroline Goodall

Country: United States of America

Oldboy

Oldboy

Directed by: Chan-wook Park

Starring: Min-sik Choi, Ji-tae Yu, Hye-jeong Kang, Dae-han Ji

Country: United States of America

Scarface

Scarface

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Country: United States of America

Ardh Satya

Ardh Satya

Directed by: Govind Nihalani

Starring: Om Puri, Smita Patil, Amrish Puri, Shafi Inamdar

Books

Which were the most popular books released in November 1978?
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The Only Investment Guide You'Ll Ever Need by Andrew Tobias

The Only Investment Guide You'Ll Ever Need

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For more than thirty years, The Only Investment Guide You’ll Ever Need has been a favorite finance guide, earning the allegiance of more than a million readers across the United States.

The Empty Copper Sea by John D. MacDonald

The Empty Copper Sea

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From a beloved master of crime fiction, The Empty Copper Sea is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.Asking

Bright Flows The River by Taylor Caldwell

Bright Flows The River

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Guy Jerald was living proof of the American Dream come true- a man who had built an empire out of a worthless scrap of farmland, a man who had risen from

The Ann Landers Encyclopedia A To Z by Ann Landers

The Ann Landers Encyclopedia A To Z

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Classic Ann Landers self help: covers all topics: medical; social; sexual; spiritual. Vol. I ends in the H subjects.

Scruples by Judith Krantz

Scruples

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Scruples is the novel that created publishing history, the first-and widely acknowledged to be the very best-novel ever written about the staggeringly luxurious life of a Beverly Hills boutique and the people who work in