The year 1978 has a special significance of its own in India and world history. Let us know some such important events of the year 1978 such as: born famous people, death of famous people, war treaty, independence of a country, invention of new technology, change of power, important national and international day etc., knowing which your general Knowledge will increase.

Important Historical Events of the Year 1978 in World ⚡

Event__DateIncident/Event
17 MayThe stolen coffin of famous comedian Charlie Chaplin was discovered. Charlie died in Switzerland in 1977 and is buried near Lake Geneva. But two thieves stole his coffin and demanded four lakh pounds in exchange for it.
07 JulyThe Solomon Islands gained independence from Britain. The islands were discovered in 1567 by Europeans.
28 JulyThe Soviet Union conducted a nuclear test in northeast Kazakhstan.
16 SeptemberThe 7.7-magnitude earthquake that struck Tabar, Iran, killed 25,000 people.
29 SeptemberPope John Paul I died in mysterious circumstances. He was elected pope only 33 days ago.
10 OctoberRohini Khadilkar became the first woman to win the national chess competition.
15 OctoberThe Soviet Union conducted a nuclear test in the eastern Kazakhstan region.
10 NovemberRohini Khandilkar became the first woman to win the National Chess Championship.
15 NovemberA plane carrying from Mecca to Indonesia succumbed to an accident in Sri Lanka. In which 183 people died.
17 AugustFor the first time, three Americans successfully crossed the Atlantic Ocean via balloon.
19 August422 died due to fire in Iran's cinema house.
22 AugustFirst President of Kenya Jomo Kenyatta died at the age of 83.
06 DecemberThe citizens of Spain voted to establish democracy after 40 years of dictatorial rule.
13 JanuaryNASA selected the first American female astronaut.
26 JanuaryAmerican conspiracies resulted in a shameful agreement called Camp David. On the basis of this agreement, the overbearing Israel returned Egypt to the Sina Peninsula, and Egypt in turn formally acknowledged the existence of Israel.
03 FebruaryMahakavi Shankar Kurup died.
08 FebruaryUS Senate proceedings were first broadcast on radio.
11 FebruaryChina lifted the ban on the works of Aristotle, Shakespeare and Dickens.
19 FebruaryPankaj Malik, a famous singer, composer and actor of Bengali and Hindi films, passed away.
11 MarchThe terrorist attack in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv killed 45 people.
18 MarchIt was decided to hang former Pakistan Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
21 MarchBollywood actress Rani Mukherjee was born.
19 JanuaryJudge William H. Webster of the Federal Court of Appeal was appointed FBI Director.
11 FebruaryThe wedding of sixteen Unification Church couples was held in New York City.
15 MarchSomalia and Ethiopia signed a ceasefire to end the Ethio-Somali War.
08 AprilRegular radio broadcasts of Parliament proceedings were started in the British.
04 MayCommunist activist Henri Curiel was killed in Paris.
01 JuneThe 1978 FIFA World Cup began in Argentina.
07 JulyGreat Britain granted independence to the Solomon Islands.
19 AugustOmani entrepreneur Kayes Al Khonji was born.
16 SeptemberGeneral Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq officially assumed the presidency of Pakistan.
10 OctoberDaniel Arap Moi was elected President of Kenya.
25 DecemberVietnam launched a major offensive against the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia.
14 JanuaryAustrian logician Kurt Gödel, who suffered from an obsessive fear of being poisoned, died of starvation after his wife was hospitalized and unable to cook for him.
24 JanuaryThe Soviet satellite Kosmos 954, which used nuclear power for propulsion, burned up during reentry, scattering radioactive debris across Canada's Northwest Territories.
01 FebruaryAfter having served 42 days in prison for the sexual assault ofa 13-year-old girl, Polish film director Roman Polanski skipped bail andfled the United States to France.
13 FebruaryA bomb exploded outside the Hilton Hotel in Sydney, the site of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, killing three people and injuring eleven others.
17 FebruaryThe Troubles-The Provisional Irish Republican Army detonated abomb at the La Mon restaurant near Belfast, Northern Ireland.
02 MarchAboard the Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 28, Czech Vladimír Remek became the first person not from the Soviet Union or the United States to go into space.
08 MarchBBC Radio 4 transmitted the first episode of English author anddramatist Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, a sciencefiction radio series that was later adapted into novels, a televisionseries, and other media formats.
11 MarchVietnam, a short-lived puppet state, with B?o ??i as its ruler.
11 MarchAfter hijacking a bus north of Tel Aviv, members of Palestine Liberation Organization faction Fatah engaged in a shootout with the Israel Police, resulting in the deaths of 38 civilians and most of the perpetrators.
14 MarchIsraeli–Lebanese conflict-The Israel Defense Forces beganOperation Litani, invading and occupying southern Lebanon, and pushingPLO troops north up to the Litani River.
16 MarchFormer Prime Minister of Italy Aldo Moro was kidnapped in Rome by Mario Moretti and the Red Brigades.
19 MarchIn response to Israel's invasion of Lebanon, the United Nations called on Israel to withdraw its forces immediately, and established the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon.
23 MarchThe United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon was sent to support Israel's withdrawal following its invasion nine days earlier.
26 MarchFour days before the scheduled opening of Japan's Narita International Airport, a group of protesters destroyed much of the equipment in the control tower with Molotov cocktails.
01 AprilThe President of the Philippines ordered that the Philippinement of Commerce become a puppy.
14 AprilThousands of Georgians demonstrated in Tabilisi to change the constitutional status of Georgian language by the highest Soviet of Georgian SSR.
20 AprilSoviet fighter aircraft killed the Korean Air Lines Flight 902 after blowing up Soviet aircraft.
03 MayGary Thukar, a marketing representative of the Digital Equipment Corporation, sent the first unwanted commercial e-mail referring to 600 people from the west coast of ARPANET US on 3 May 1978. Sending junk email from the existence of the Internet is prohibited.
08 MayReneled Masonar and Peter Habeller climbed the world's highest mountain Everest on 8 May 1978. This was the first time someone climbed Mount Everest without complementary oxygen.
13 JuneThe Israel defense force was removed from Lebanon. The South Lebanon struggle was an invasion of Lebanon to the Litni River, which was carried out by the Israel defense forces in 1978 in response to the coastal road massacre. As a result of this conflict, 1,100–2,000 Lebanese and Palestine, 20 Israel, 100,000 to 250,000 people died in the north of Lebanon and the PLO forces died.
15 JuneRaja Hussain of Jordan married American Lisa Halabi, who is known as Rani Noor of Jordan.
19 JuneGarfald made his debut. The Garfield, the world's most widely syndicated comic strip, is the holder of the Guinness World Record, a thick N lazy cat named Garfield, its owner John and a partner pet dog OD. As of 2013, it was syndicated in about 2,580 newspapers and magazines worldwide.
19 JuneGarfield made by American cartoonist Jim Davis made his debut, eventually one of the world's most wide syndicated strips.
22 JuneCharon, a satellite of dwarf planet Pluto, American astronomer James W. Was discovered by Christie. Charon is the largest satellite in the dwarf planet Pluto. It was discovered at the United States Navy observatory at Washington, DC. It is a much larger moon than its original body Pluto. Its gravitational effect is such that the pluto-chronic system is located outside the duplex Pluto.
22 JuneWorking at the US Navy Observatory, American astronomer James W. Christie discovered Charon, then he was considered the only moon in Pluto.
25 JuneThe rainbow flag representing gay pride first flew into Sanfrancisco Gay Freedom Day Parade.
06 JulyA sleeping car train caught fire in Tuntan, England, killing 12 people and the British Rail had to provide state -of -the -art fire -resistant measures.
07 JulySolomon Islands got their freedom from the United Kingdom. It is an autonomous country that includes a group of many islands. This Papua is located near New Guinea. It is a constitutional monarchy.
14 JulyAlan Ginsberg completed the 'Plutonian Aud'. This prevents the train load of fishing material which led to the atomic bomb trigger factory of Rockwell located in Colorado.
25 JulyTwo Puerto Rickon freedom-supportive activists were killed in a by-election in Sero Maravilla in Willba.
25 JulyLewis Brown, the first girl in the world, who was conceived through in vitrofortylization, was born in Oldham, England.
07 AugustTwo years after the discovery of toxic waste, which was disposed off, US President Jimmy Carter announced a federal level emergency in the Niagara Falls, New York's Love Canal neighborhood.
23 AugustIn New Delhi, Indira Gandhi was facing allegations of fraud. Gandhi was warned by the judge to stay in the country and was released on bail of $ 1,875. Fraud he and his companions were cheating businessmen to get the use of free cars for the 1977 election.
08 SeptemberFollowing the Shah's government of Irandclare in response to the Iranian revolution, the Iranian army shot at least 88 protesters in Tehran on Black Friday.
16 September7.7 Earthquake of Magnitude, Iran. It killed more than 20,000 people and dropped the city to the ground. The rescue operations continue in the hope of finding the remaining people which are buried under the rubble but can still be alive.
17 SeptemberEgyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menecim (painted with both Jimmy Carter) signed Camp David Accords after the Camp David's twelve days of secret talks.
28 SeptemberPope John Paul I died only 33 days later as a clear myocardial infarction after his Pope election, resulting in the recent most years of pops.
16 OctoberKarol, Poland's Cardinal Karol Joseph Wijtila became a non-Italian Pope for the first time from the Slavic country before the 16th century.
21 OctoberAfter reporting contact with the unknown aircraft, Sesna 182L disappeared in vague conditions while climbing 182L light aircraft from Frederick Valentric Bus Strait, Australia.
27 NovemberThe Kurdistan Workers Party, which was in a struggle with Turkey on the formation of an autonomous Kurdish kingdom, was established.
27 NovemberSan Francisco Mayor George Moskon and openly gay supervisor Harvey Milk was assassinated by supervisor Dan White.
06 DecemberThe people of Spain voted in favor of democracy and projected a new constitution to end the 40 -year autocratic rule in the referendum.

Important Historical Events of the Year 1978 in India ⚡

Event__DateIncident/Event
01 OctoberThe minimum age of girls for marriage in India was increased from 14 to 18 and that of boys from 18 to 21 years.
03 OctoberThe first test tube baby was born in the Indian state of Calcutta (now Kolkata) and the second in the world.
07 OctoberIndia's famous fast bowler Zaheer Khan was born.
20 OctoberIndia's aggressive batsman Virender Sehwag was born. He scored 8,586 runs in 104 Tests and 8,273 runs in 251 ODIs in his career.
26 DecemberFormer Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi was released from prison.
01 January213 people died in Air India's Jumbo Jet Boeing-747 aircraft crash in Bombay (now Mumbai).
12 AprilTo mark 125 years of Indian Railways, the country's first double-decker train was run from Victoria Terminal of Sinhagad Express (now Bombay) to Pune.
07 NovemberIndira Gandhi was re-elected to the Indian Parliament.

Famous People's Birthdays in 1978 😀

BirthName/Category/Country
20 OctoberVirender Sehwag / Player / India
23 FarburyKiran Baluch / Player / Pakistan
03 MarchTanisha Mukherjee / Actress / India
04 AugustSandeep Naik / Politician / India
07 OctoberZaheer Khan / Cricketer / India
10 SeptemberManju / Actress / India
13 MarchAnusha Rizvi / Director / India
13 JanuaryAshmit Patel / Actor / India
16 AprilLara Dutta / Actress / India
16 FebruaryWasim Jaffer / Cricketer / India
17 AugustDisha Vakani / Actress / India
17 DecemberRiteish Deshmukh / Actor / India
18 OctoberJyothika / Actress / India
18 OctoberKunal Kapoor / Actor / India
20 OctoberVirender Sehwag / Cricketer / India
20 OctoberVirender Sehwag / Player / India
25 NovemberKoel Purie / Actress / India
28 MarchNafisa Joseph / Model / India
NA NAShanti tigga / Soldier / India

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