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What else happened in 1978!?! : 

What else happened in 1978!?! President: James Earl Carter, Jr. Vice President: Walter F. MondalePopulation: 222,584,545Life expectancy: 73.5 yearsViolent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 51.4Property Crime Rate (per 1,000): 46.4Population: 4.302 billion

1978 Economics : 

1978 Economics US GDP (1998 dollars):   $2,291.40 billion Federal spending:   $458.75 billion Federal debt:   $776.6 billion Median Household Income :  $15,064 Consumer Price Index:   65.2 Unemployment:   6.1% Cost of a first-class stamp:   $0.13 ($0.15 as of 5/29/78)

Sports : 

Sports Super Bowl: Dallas defeated Denver (27-10) World Series: NY Yankees defeated LA Dodgers (4-2) NBA Championship: Washington Bullets defeated Seattle (4-3) Stanley Cup: Montreal defeated Boston (4-2) Wimbledon: Women: Martina Navratilova defeated C. Evert (2-6 6-4 7-5) Men: Bjorn Borg defeated J. Connors (6-2 6-2 6-3) NCAA Basketball Championship: Kentucky defeated Duke (94-88) NCAA Football Champions: Alabama (AP, FW, NFF) (11-1-0) & USC (UPI) (12-1-0) World Cup: Argentina defeated Holland (3-1) Kentucky Derby Champion: Affirmed

Entertainment Awards Oscar awards in 1978 : 

Entertainment Awards Oscar awards in 1978 Best Picture: Annie Hall, Charles H. Joffee, producer (United Artists) Actor in a Leading Role: Richard Dreyfuss, The Goodbye Girl Actress in a Leading Role: Diane Keaton, Annie Hall Actor in a Supporting Role: Jason Robards, Julia Actress in a Supporting Role: Vanessa Redgrave, Julia Directing: Woody Allen, Annie Hall Original Screenplay: Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman, Annie Hall Original Song: “You light up my life,” Joseph Brooks, music and lyrics Sound: Don MacDougall, Ray West, Bob Minkler, Derek Ball, Star Wars Costume Design: John Mollo, Star Wars Visual Affects: Star Wars

1977–1978 Emmy Awards : 

1977–1978 Emmy Awards Outstanding Drama Series The Rockford Files (NBC) Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Edward Asner, Lou Grant Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Sada Thompson, Family Outstanding Continuing Performance By a Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Robert Vaughn, Washington: Behind Closed Doors Outstanding Continuing Performance By a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Nancy Marchand, Lou Grant Outstanding Special, Drama or Comedy The Gathering (ABC) Outstanding Comedy Series All in the Family (CBS) Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Series The Muppet Show (Syndicated) Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance By a Supporting Actress in Variety or Music Gilda Radner, NBC's Saturday Night Live Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance By a Supporting Actor in Variety or Music Tim Conway, The Carol Burnett Show Outstanding Special, Comedy-Variety or Music Bette Midler — Ol' Red Hair Is Back (NBC) Outstanding Limited Series Holocaust (NBC) Outstanding Informational Series The Body Human (CBS) Outstanding Game or Audience Participation Show The Hollywood Squares (NBC) Special Classification of Outstanding Program Achievement The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (NBC)

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1978 Tony Awards Play: Da Musical: Ain’t Misbehavin’ Actor-Play: Barnard Hughes, Da Actress-Play: Jessica Tandy, The Gin Game Featured Actress-Play: Ann Wedgeworth, Chapter Two Actor-Musical: John Cullum, On the Twentieth Century Actress-Musical: Liza Minnelli, The Act Featured Actress-Musical: Kevin Kline, On the Twentieth Century Featured Actress-Musical: Nell Carter, Ain’t Misbehavin’ Director-Play: Melvin Bernhardt, Da Director-Musical: Richard Maltby, Jr., Ain’t Misbehavin’

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Record of the Year: "Hotel California," EaglesAlbum of the Year: Rumours, Fleetwood Mac Song of the Year: "Love Theme From A Star Is Born“, Barbra Streisand and Paul Williams, songwriters Pulitzer PrizesFiction: Elbow Room, James Alan McPhersonMusic: Déjà Vu for Percussion Quartet and Orchestra, Michael ColgrassDrama: The Gin Game, Donald L. Coburn Miss America: Susan Perkins (OH)

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Chemistry: Peter Mitchell (UK), for contributions to the understanding of biological energy transfer Physics: Arno A. Penzias and Robert W. Wilson (both US), for work in cosmic microwave radiation; Piotr L. Kapitsa (USSR), for basic inventions and discoveries in low-temperature physics Physiology or Medicine: Daniel Nathans, Hamilton Smith (both US), and Werner Arber (Switzerland), for discovery of restriction enzymes and their application to problems of molecular genetics Nobel Prizes in Science

Special Events : 

Special Events Bob and Pam Got Married!!! 30 years! • Sony Introduces The Walkman – first portable stereo • Censorship: China lifts a ban on works by Aristotle, Shakespeare and Dickens. • The first computer bulletin board system is created (CBBS in Chicago, Illinois) • The Blues Brothers make their first appearance on Saturday Night Live. • First appearance of the comic strip Garfield. • ABC News World News Tonight premieres • United States President Jimmy Carter declares a federal emergency at Love Canal. • Odie makes his first appearance in the cartoon strip Garfield • Muhammad Ali beats Leon Spinks for the world heavyweight boxing title. • Karol Józef Wojty becomes Pope John Paul II • 1978 The sitcom Diff'rent Strokes premieres on NBC • A renovated Hollywood Sign is unveiled, replacing the older version that was built in 1923. • Spain becomes a democracy after 40 years of dictatorship

more Events : 

more Events 1978 • Sweden becomes the first nation to ban aerosol sprays that are thought to damage earth's protective ozone layer. • Lt Marilyn R. Koon, 161st Aerial Refueling Squadron, Arizona Air National Guard, becomes first female Air National Guard Pilot. • In Atlantic City, New Jersey, Resorts International, the first legal casino in the eastern United States, opens. • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opens the priesthood to "all worthy men,"ending a 148-year-old policy excluding black men. • The first so-called test-tube baby, Louise Brown, is born. • Japan and China sign the Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Japan and the People's Republic of China.

Sad Events : 

Sad Events Air India Flight 855 Boeing 747 explodes and crashes into the sea off the coast of Bombay, killing 213. Hilton bombing: a bomb explodes in a refuse truck outside the Hilton Hotel in Sydney, Australia, killing two refuse collectors and a policeman. PSA Flight 182, a Boeing 727, collides in mid-air with a Cessna 172 and crashes in San Diego, California, resulting in the deaths of 144 people. Deaths: Hubert Humphrey, Anastus Mikoyan, and Norman Rockwell.

From the Billboard Top 100 : 

From the Billboard Top 100 Shadow Dancing - Andy Gibb Night Fever - Bee Gees You Light Up My Life - Debby Boone Stayin’ Alive - Bee Gees. Kiss You All Over - Exile The music we were listening to was Poco, Eagles, Loggins and Messina, James Taylor, Souther, Hillman and Furay Band, Steely Dan, Hall and Oates, along with the Doobie Brothers.

On the Television : 

For Children: Schoolhouse RockDaytime Talk: DonahueComedy: All in the Family On the Television There was no cable television, home computer, or cell phone.

Cast of Saturday Night Live : 

John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner, Garrett Morris, Jane Curtin, Laraine Newman, Bill Murray, and Don Novello with the Paul Shaffer Orchestra. Cast of Saturday Night Live

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Dow-Jones: High 893, Low 807 Federal Spending: $458.75 billion Federal Debt: $776.6 billion Inflation: 12.4% Cost of a new home: $62,500.00 Median Household income: $15,064.00 Cost of a dozen eggs: $0.82 Consumer Price Index: 65.2 Cost of a gallon of regular gas: $0.63

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