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1978
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Steve Ovett
Middle-distance Runner
1978
   FIFA World Cup winners were   
Argentina
1978
   winners of the FA Cup were   
Ipswich Town
Ipswich Town 1 Arsenal 0
The Cat from Outer Space
   was released in   
1978
Hot Lead and Cold Feet
   was released in   
1978
1978
   Formula One Drivers' Championship winner was   
Mario Andretti
1978
   World Snooker Championship winner was   
Ray Reardon
1978
   Wimbledon Men's Singles champion was   
Björn Borg
1978
   Wimbledon Ladies' Singles champion was   
Martina Navratilova
1978
   Commonwealth Games host was   
Edmonton
1978
   Palme d'Or winner was   
The Tree With the Wooden Clogs (L'Albero Degli Zoccoli)
Directed by Ermanno Olmi
1978
   winner of the US Open Men's Singles was   
Jimmy Connors
d. Björn Borg 6-4 6-2 6-2
1978
   winner of the US Open Women's Singles was   
Chris Evert
1978
   winner of the Australian Open Men's Singles was   
Guillermo Vilas
1978
   winner of the French Open Men's Singles was   
Björn Borg
1978
   World Series Champions were the   
New York Yankees
6 games v. Los Angeles Dodgers. MVP: Bucky Dent
1978
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Deng Xiaoping
Modernising Chinese leader after the death of Chairman Mao. Survived numerous assassination attempts before dying aged 92 in 1997.
1978
   Swiss Football League Championship winners were   
Grasshopper-Club Zürich
1978
   was the year   
Space Invaders Was Launched
Designed by Toshihiro Nishikado, it was the first smash-hit video game.
1978
   was the year   
The First Test Tube Baby Was Born
Louise Joy Brown (born July 25, 1978, in Oldham, Greater Manchester, England) was the world's first baby to be conceived by in-vitro fertilisation, or IVF. She gave birth on 21 December 2006 to a baby boy. He was conceived naturally
1978
   champions were   
Kentucky
1978
   the winner was   
Anwar Al-Sadat and Menachem Begin
President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, 1918-1981 / Prime Minister of Israel, 1913-1992
1978
   the President was   
Alessandro Pertini
9 July 1978 - 29 June 1985
1978
   the winner was   
Isaac Bashevis Singer
USA, 1904-1991; "for his impassioned narrative art which, with roots in a Polish-Jewish cultural tradition, brings universal human conditions to life"
1978
   the winner was   
The Deer Hunter
Directed by Michael Cimino for Univeral
1978
   the winner was   
Affirmed
Steve Cauthen - Triple Crown Winner
1978
   the winner was   
Jack Nicklaus
At St Andrews
Where Will All the Animals Go?
   was published in   
1978
By Sharon Holaves and Illustrated by Leigh Grant
1978
   the winners were   
Harlequins I
1978
   UEFA Champions League winners were   
Liverpool
England
1978
   Junior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Mortimer
Yamaha-250 cc
1978
   the award was won by   
Tirra Lirra by the River by Jessica Anderson
Dominica
   gained independence in   
1978
3 November. United Kingdom
1978
   the winner was   
Czeslaw Milosz
Poland
1978 - 2005
   the Pope was   
John Paul II
1776, 1789, 1917, 1959, 1978
   are all   
Years of Revolutions
The American, French, Russian, Cuban, and Iranian/Islamic revolutions... respectively
1978
      
Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty
Israel and Egypt agree to mutually recognize each other; Israel agrees to withdraw its troops from the Sinai Peninsula in return for Israeli ships to gain free passage through the Suez Canal.
1978
      
Treaty of Peace and Friendship Between Japan and the People's Republic of China
Peace agreement between Japan and the People's Republic of China.
1978
   Preakness Stakes winner was   
Affirmed
Triple Crown winner -- Steve Cauthen on board -- Trainer Laz Barrera -- Harbor View Farm -- 1:54.40
1978
   winner was   
Affirmed
Steve Cauthen up, Trainer: Lazaro S. Barrera, Owner: Harbor View Farm
1978
   was the first publication of   
I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!
1978
   was won by   
Toyota Tamaraws
The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) All-Filipino Conference
1978
   winner was   
Nottingham Forest
Nottingham Forest 1 Liverpool 0 (after replay 0-0 )
1978
    had the Popes   
Pope Paul VI, Pope John Paul I, Pope John Paul II
1978
   the winner was the   
Montreal Canadiens
1978
   was the year   
Pope John Paul I Died
After only 33 days; the most recent Year of Three Popes
1978
   Ali fought   
Leon Spinks
Win unanimous
1978
   Young Player of the year was   
Tony Woodcock
Nottingham Forest
1978
   was the year   
The First Test Tube Baby Was Born
Louise Joy Brown (born July 25, 1978, in Oldham, Greater Manchester, England) was the world's first baby to be conceived by in-vitro fertilisation, or IVF. She gave birth on 21 December 2006 to a baby boy. He was conceived naturally
1978
   was the year   
Pope John Paul I Died
After only 33 days; the most recent Year of Three Popes






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