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1978


Jan
5
Birthday of January Jones Birthday of January Jones (1978)Mad Men TV Series Primer

9
Birthday of Backstreet Boys' AJ McLeanBirthday of AJ McLean [Backstreet Boys] (1978)Music Showdown: New Kids on the Block Vs. Backstreet Boys

20
Release: Release of Journey's 'Infinity'Release of Journey's 'Infinity' (1978)Journey and Steve Perry: History of 'Don't Stop Believin' Band

28
The first Olympia Cafe sketch airs on Saturday Night LiveThe first Olympia Cafe sketch airs on Saturday Night Live (1978)Top 10 Saturday Night Live Sketches

Feb
7
Birthday of Ashton KutcherBirthday of Ashton Kutcher (1978)Ashton Kutcher: From That 70s Show To Two And A Half Men
Top 10 Male Models-Turned-Actors
Top 10 TV Replacement Characters

10
Release: Van Halen Debut Album is releasedVan Halen Debut Album is released (1978)Top 10 Van Halen Songs

20
Birthday of Chelsea PerettiBirthday of Chelsea Peretti, American comedian and writer.Comedian Chelsea Peretti On '50 Shades of Grey,' Twitter

Mar
12
Death of John CazaleDeath of John Cazale (1978)Top 10 Actors Who Died Too Soon

29
The TV series The Carol Burnett Show airs its last episodeThe TV series The Carol Burnett Show airs its last episode (1978)Top 10 Sketch Comedy Shows

Apr
1
Finale of the sitcom 'The Bob Newhart Show'Finale of the sitcom 'The Bob Newhart Show' (1972)Top 10 Television Sitcoms of the 1970s

2
The TV series Dallas airs its first episodeThe TV series Dallas airs its first episode (1978)Top 10 Shows That Jumped the Shark

12
Birthday of Coldplay's Guy BerrymanBirthday of Guy Berryman [Coldplay] (1978)The History of Coldplay

19
Birthday of James FrancoBirthday of James Franco (1978)Top 10 Decade Defining Actors: 2010s
James Franco Bio: From Spider-man to Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Top 10 Most Interesting Men in the World

26
Release: The Last WaltzThe film The Last Waltz is released (1978)Top 10 Greatest Concert Films

May
18
Release: The Buddy Holly StoryThe Buddy Holly Story, a film about the life of Buddy Holly (1978)Top 10 Music Biopic Performances

Jun
1
Release: GreaseThe film Grease is released (1978)Top 10 Greatest Teen Movies
Top 10 Dance Scenes in Dance Movies

2
Release: Darkness on the Edge of Town is releasedDarkness on the Edge of Town is released (1978).Top 10 Bruce Springsteen Songs

7
Birthday of Bill Hader Birthday of Bill Hader (1978)The History of Saturday Night Live

9
Birthday of Matthew BellamyBirthday of Matthew Bellamy (1978)Top 10 Muse Songs
Top 10 Alternative Bands of the 2000s
Top 10 Trio Bands in Rock

9
Release: The Rolling Stones album, Some Girls, is releasedThe Rolling Stones album, Some Girls, is released (1978)Top 10 Rolling Stones Moments
Top 10 Misheard Lyrics

12
David Berkowitz, Son of Sam, is sentenced to 365 years in prison for six killingsDavid Berkowitz, Son of Sam, is sentenced to 365 years in prison for six killings (1978)Top 10 Infamous Serial Killers in America (REDUX)

16
Release: Grease is releasedThe film Grease is released (1978)Top 10 Fictional Movie Schools
Top 10 Classic Duets

19
Birthday of Zoe SaldanaBirthday of Zoe Saldana (1978)Top 10 Underrated Actresses

19
Garfield appears in his first comic strip Launch of the first Garfield comic strip. This popular comic about a cat and his dog pal became a newspaper staple and spawned a multi-media franchise.Top 10 Worst Live-Action Movies Based on Cartoons
The Origins of Garfield

28
Release: Heaven Can WaitThe film Heaven Can Wait is released (1978)Top 10 Movie Angels

29
Birthday of Nicole ScherzingerNicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls is bornTop 10 Sexiest Female Singers: Modern Edition
Top 10 Reality Talent Show Acts

29
Death of actor Bob Crane.Death of Bob Crane. He was an American actor and disc jockey, best known for his performance as Colonel Robert E. Hogan in the television sitcom Hogan's Heroes from 1965 to 1971, and for his 1978 murder, which remains officially unsolved.Top 10 Unsolved Murder Mysteries

Jul
12
Birthday of Michelle Rodriguez Birthday of Michelle Rodriguez (1978)Top 10 Moments from the Fast and the Furious Franchise
Top 10 Female Action Stars

25
Birthday: Louise BrownLouise Brown, the world's first "test tube baby" is born (1978) Top 10 Medical Breakthroughs

28
Release: Animal HouseThe film Animal House is released (1978)Top 10 Fictional Movie Schools

31
Birthday of Coldplay's Will ChampionBirthday of Will Champion [Coldplay] (1978)The History of Coldplay

Aug
18
Birthday of Andy SambergBirthday of Andy Samberg (1978)The History of Saturday Night Live
Top 10 Saturday Night Live Characters

23
Birthday of Julian Casablancas of The StrokesBirthday of Julian Casablancas of The Strokes (1978)Top 10 Alternative Bands of the 2000s

Sep
2
Death of The Who's Keith MoonThe Who drummer Keith Moon diesTop 10 Rock Drummers

2
Release: Release of Dawn of the DeadRelease of Dawn of the Dead (1978)Top 10 Unresolved Movie Cliffhangers

7
Death of Keith MoonDeath of Keith Moon [The Who] (1978)The History of The Who
Top 10 The Who Songs

12
Premiere of the sitcom 'Taxi'Premiere of the sitcom 'Taxi' (1978)Top 10 Television Sitcoms of the 1970s

29
Release: Death on the NileThe film Death on the Nile is released (1978)Top 10 Movie Detectives

Oct
6
Release: Midnight Express is releasedMidnight Express is released (1978).Top 10 Prison Escape Films

14
Birthday of Usher Birthday of Usher (1978)Usher Biography: Life and Career of the R and B Singer

23
Release: Release of I Will Survive by Gloria GaynorRelease of I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor (1978)Top 10 Angry Breakup Songs

25
Release: HalloweenThe film Halloween is released (1978)Top 10 Iconic Horror Movie Weapons
Top 10 Best Horror Movie Masks
Top 10 Acting Debuts in Movies

30
Birthday of Matthew Morrison Birthday of Matthew Morrison (1978)Gleeks, Get Your Glee Facts and History Lesson

Nov
1
Release: Watership DownThe film Watership Down is released (1978)Top 10 Creepy Kids Movies

2
Release: Outlandos dAmour album by The PoliceOutlandos dAmour album by The Police (1978)Top 10 The Police Songs

3
The TV series Diff'rent Strokes airs its first episodeThe TV series Diff'rent Strokes airs its first episode (1978)Top 10 Sitcom Catchphrases

4
The TV show Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! airs its last episodeThe TV show Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! airs its last episode (1978)Top 10 Greatest Cartoon Show Theme Songs

8
Release: MagicThe film Magic is released (1978)Top 10 Scary Movie Dolls

13
Release: Y.M.C.A. by the Village People is relesasedY.M.C.A. by the Village People is released (1978).Top 10 Guilty Pleasure Songs
Top 10 Signature Dance Moves

17
Birthday of Rachel McAdamsBirthday of Rachel McAdams (1978)Top 10 Underrated Actresses

18
Mass suicide by members of the Peoples Temple in Jonestown, GuyanaIn Jonestown, Guyana, Jim Jones led his Peoples Temple cult to a mass murder-suicide that claimed 918 lives in all, 909 of them in Jonestown itself, including over 270 children (1978)Top 10 Cults
Top 10 Worst Humans of All Time

Dec
2
Birthday of Christopher WolstenholmeBirthday of Christopher Wolstenholme (1978)Top 10 Muse Songs

2
Birthday of Nelly FurtadoBirthday of Nelly Furtado (1978)Interview with Nelly Furtado

10
Release: American theatrical release of Superman: The Movie.The film Superman is released (1978)Batman VS. Superman
Top 10 Good Movie Aliens
Top 10 Worst Movie Endings
Top 10 Supervillain Portrayals in Movies
Top 10 Iconic Instrumental Film Scores
Top 10 Movie Characters That Can Fly

17
Birthday of Manny PacquiaoBirthday of Manny Pacquiao (1978)Top 10 Most Interesting Men in the World
Top 10 Fighters of All Time

20
Release: Invasion of the Body SnatchersInvasion of the Body snatchers is released (1978)Top 10 Best Horror Movie Remakes

22
Birthday of Anthony JeselnikBirthday of Anthony Jeselnik, American stand-up comedian and television writerComedian Anthony Jeselnik: What You Can't Say at Roasts

27
Death of Big Star's Chris BellDeath of Big Star's Chris Bell (1978).Top 10 Musicians Who Died at Age 27

30
Birthday of Tyrese GibsonBirthday of Tyrese Gibson (1978)Top 10 Moments from the Fast and the Furious Franchise
Top 10 Male Models-Turned-Actors