1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1978th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 978th year of the 2nd millennium, the 78th year of the 20th century, and the 9th year of the 1970s decade.

Clockwise from top-left: the Jonestown massacre occurs, leaving 909 people dead; Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 182 collides with a private Cessna 172 light aircraft, killing 146 people; an earthquake in Tabas kills around 25,000 people; the 1978 FIFA World Cup is held in Argentina; the Saur Revolution marks the end of power of the Barakzai dynasty after 152 years; Air India Flight 855 crashes around 3 km (1.9 mi) off the coast of Bandra, killing all passengers and crew aboard; Aldo Moro is kidnapped and murdered by the Red Brigades; the Camp David Accords are signed.
Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
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1978 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1978
MCMLXXVIII
Ab urbe condita2731
Armenian calendar1427
ԹՎ ՌՆԻԷ
Assyrian calendar6728
Baháʼí calendar134–135
Balinese saka calendar1899–1900
Bengali calendar1385
Berber calendar2928
British Regnal year26 Eliz. 2 – 27 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar2522
Burmese calendar1340
Byzantine calendar7486–7487
Chinese calendar丁巳年 (Fire Snake)
4675 or 4468
    — to —
戊午年 (Earth Horse)
4676 or 4469
Coptic calendar1694–1695
Discordian calendar3144
Ethiopian calendar1970–1971
Hebrew calendar5738–5739
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2034–2035
 - Shaka Samvat1899–1900
 - Kali Yuga5078–5079
Holocene calendar11978
Igbo calendar978–979
Iranian calendar1356–1357
Islamic calendar1398–1399
Japanese calendarShōwa 53
(昭和53年)
Javanese calendar1909–1910
Juche calendar67
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4311
Minguo calendarROC 67
民國67年
Nanakshahi calendar510
Thai solar calendar2521
Tibetan calendar阴火蛇年
(female Fire-Snake)
2104 or 1723 or 951
    — to —
阳土马年
(male Earth-Horse)
2105 or 1724 or 952
Unix time252460800 – 283996799

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September 6: Anwar Sadat, Jimmy Carter, and Menachem Begin meet on the Aspen Cabin patio at Camp David.

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Karina Smirnoff
 
January Jones
 
AJ McLean
 
Vijay Sethupathi
 
Kristen Schaal
 
Volodymyr Zelenskyy
 
Sheamus
 
Kelly Sullivan
 
Ashton Kutcher
 
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
 
Don Omar
 
Danai Gurira
 
Kim Ha-neul
 
Jensen Ackles
 
Claudio Sanchez
 
Antonio Margarito
 
Rani Mukerji
 
Lauren Ridloff
 
Duncan James
 
James Franco
 
Stana Katic
 
Kenan Thompson
 
Judy Ann Santos
 
Jason Biggs
 
Ricardo Carvalho
 
Jake Johnson
 
Antonietta Di Martino
 
Nikki Cox
 
Justin Long
 
Nick Kroll
 
Bill Hader
 
Shane West
 
Joshua Jackson
 
Daniel Brühl
 
Mía Maestro
 
Zoe Saldaña
 
Frank Lampard
 
Erica Durance
 
Nicole Scherzinger
 
Jüri Ratas
 
Tia Mowry
 
Tamera Mowry
 
Topher Grace
 
Michelle Rodriguez
 
Pavel Datsyuk
 
Josh Hartnett
 
Kurt Busch
 
Andy Samberg
 
Noah Bean
 
James Corden
 
Kel Mitchell
 
Amanda Schull
 
Gina Gogean
 
Ben McKenzie
 
Ron DeSantis
 
Sarit Hadad
 
Anthony Mackie
 
Ani Lorak
 
Claudio Pizarro
 
James Valentine
 
Usher
 
CM Punk
 
Matthew Morrison
 
Eve
 
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
 
Santiago Peña
 
Rachel McAdams
 
Robert Kirkman
 
Stefan Kapičić
 
Ian Somerhalder
 
Manny Pacquiao
 
Josh Dallas
 
Katie Holmes
 
John Legend
 
Tyrese Gibson
 
Yulia Barsukova

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Kurt Gödel

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Philip Ahn

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Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh

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Philibert Tsiranana

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Aldo Moro
 
Sir Robert Menzies

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Bob Crane

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Francisco Mendes

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Pope Paul VI
 
Jomo Kenyatta

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Keith Moon
 
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Jacques Brel
 
Ralph Metcalfe

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Margaret Mead

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Golda Meir

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