October 1978 calendar

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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in October 1978.
The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).

But much more happened on October 1978: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1978?


Events

  • 01 Oct 1978 Comoros adopts constitution
  • 02 Oct 1978 Syrian and Palestinians shoot in East Beirut, 1,300 killed
  • 03 Oct 1978 Gold hits record US$223.50 an ounce in London, England.
  • 04 Oct 1978 Funeral services held for Pope John Paul I
  • 05 Oct 1978 Isaac Bashevis Singer wins the Nobel Prize for Literature.
  • 06 Oct 1978 Hannah H Gray inaugurated as 1st female head of US university (Chic)
  • 07 Oct 1978 LA Dodgers win the pennant
  • 08 Oct 1978 Ken Warby set the world water speed record at 514 kph (319.627 mph).
  • 09 Oct 1978 12th Country Music Association Award
  • 10 Oct 1978 British pop magazine Smash Hits, 1st published
  • 11 Oct 1978 Belgium government of Tindemans resigns
  • 12 Oct 1978 Sid Vicious charged in murder of girlfriend Nancyh Spungen
  • 13 Oct 1978 Graig Nettles at 3rd makes many spectactular plays in WS game 3 as Guidry beats Dodgers, after trailing 2 games to 0 Yanks win next 4
  • 14 Oct 1978 New York Yank Reggie Jackson causes World Series controversy by getting in the way of a throw to 1st and deflects the ball away
  • 15 Oct 1978 Silvia Bertolaccini wins LPGA Civitan Golf Open
  • 16 Oct 1978 Nobel prize for economy awarded to Herbert A Simon
  • 17 Oct 1978 New York Islanders start a streak of 23 undefeated games at home (15-0-8)
  • 18 Oct 1978 1st daughter Susan Ford announces engagement to Charles F Vance
  • 20 Oct 1978 Paul Vanden Boeynants forms Belgium government
  • 21 Oct 1978 Australian civilian pilot Frederick Valentich vanishes in a Cessna 182 over the Bass Strait south of Melbourne, after reporting contact with an unidentified aircraft.
  • 22 Oct 1978 King of Hearts opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • 23 Oct 1978 CBS raises LP prices to $8.98
  • 24 Oct 1978 Keith Richards convicted of heroin possession in Toronto
  • 25 Oct 1978 Padres Gaylord Perry is 1st to win Cy Young in both leagues (NL)
  • 26 Oct 1978 Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat named winners of 1978 Nobel Peace Prize
  • 27 Oct 1978 Begin and Sadat win Nobel Peace prize
  • 28 Oct 1978 Don Ritchie runs world record 100k (6:10:20)
  • 30 Oct 1978 Uganda troops attack Tanzania
  • 31 Oct 1978 Iranian oil workers go on strike

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Movies

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American History X

American History X

Directed by: Tony Kaye

Starring: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo, Jennifer Lien

Country: United States of America

Autumn Sonata

Autumn Sonata

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Liv Ullmann, Lena Nyman, Halvar Björk

Country: United States of America

Tangerines

Tangerines

Directed by: Zaza Urushadze

Starring: Lembit Ulfsak, Elmo Nüganen, Giorgi Nakashidze, Misha Meskhi

Show People

Show People

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Marion Davies, William Haines, Dell Henderson, Paul Ralli

Country: United States of America

The Lion in Winter

The Lion in Winter

Directed by: Anthony Harvey

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins, John Castle

Country: United States of America