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1978 Historical Events

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39th President:
Jimmy Carter

Served from January 20, 1977 to January 20, 1981 (4 years)
World Series Winner:
New York Yankees (AL)

Defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers (NL) with a record of 4-2
Super Bowl XII Winner:
Dallas Cowboys

Defeated the Denver Broncos with a score of 27-10
Time Magazine's
Person of the Year:
Deng Xiaoping

From People's Republic of China
US Senate approves Panama Canal neutrality treaty; votes treaty to turn canal over to Panama by year 2000
(March 16, 1978) and (April 18, 1979)


For 1978 movies, Grease came out on top. It grossed over $181,813,770 to make it the most popular movie of 1978. Among 1978 TV shows, Laverne & Shirley was the most popular for the year.


Top Movies from 1978

  • Superman
  • Grease
  • Animal House
  • Every Which Way But Loose
  • Jaws 2
  • Heaven Can Wait
  • Hooper
  • California Suite

Top Songs from 1978

  • Shadow Dancing, Andy Gibb
  • Night Fever, Bee Gees
  • You Light Up My Life, Debby Boone
  • Stayin' Alive, Bee Gees
  • Kiss You All Over, Exile
  • How Deep Is Your Love, Bee Gees
  • Baby Come Back, Player
  • (Love Is) Thicker Than Water, Andy Gibb

Billboard Top Songs from 1978

All of the 1978 hits below topped the 1978 Billboard Top 100 charts. Can you remember the lyrics of any of these 1978 top songs?

1.Andy GibbShadow Dancing
2.Bee GeesNight Fever
3.Debby BooneYou Light Up My Life
4.Bee GeesStayin' Alive
5.ExileKiss You All Over
6.Bee GeesHow Deep Is Your Love
7.PlayerBaby Come Back
8.Andy Gibb(Love Is) Thicker Than Water
9.A Taste Of HoneyBoogie Oogie Oogie
10.CommodoresThree Times A Lady
11.Frankie ValliGrease
12.Paul DavisI Go Crazy
13.John Travolta and Olivia Newton-JohnYou're The One That I Want
14.Samantha SangEmotion
15.Eric ClaptonLay Down Sally
16.Rolling StonesMiss You
17.Billy JoelJust The Way You Are
18.WingsWith A Little Luck
19.Yvonne EllimanIf I Can't Have You
20.ChicDance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)
21.Chuck MangioneFeels So Good
22.Nick GilderHot Child In The City
23.SweetLove Is Like Oxygen
24.Bonnie TylerIt's A Heartache
25.QueenWe Will Rock You / We Are The Champions
26.Gerry RaffertyBaker Street
27.Barry ManilowCan't Smile Without You
28.Johnny Mathis and Deniece WilliamsToo Much, Too Little, Too Late
29.Peter BrownDance With Me
30.Meat LoafTwo Out Of Three Ain't Bad
31.RaydioJack And Jill
32.ABBATake A Chance On Me
33.Dan HillSometimes When We Touch
34.Donna SummerLast Dance
35.Olivia Newton-JohnHopelessly Devoted To You
36.ForeignerHot Blooded
37.Rod StewartYou're In My Heart
38.Roberta Flack and Donny HathawayThe Closer I Get To You
39.KansasDust In The Wind
40.Walter EganMagnet And Steel
41.Randy NewmanShort People
42.O'JaysUse Ta Be My Girl
43.Natalie ColeOur Love
44.Pablo CruiseLove Will Find A Way
45.Andy GibbAn Everlasting Love
46.John Paul YoungLove Is In The Air
47.David GatesGoodbye Girl
48.Paul SimonSlip Slidin' Away
49.HeatwaveThe Groove Line
50.Jay FergusonThunder Island
51.Atlanta Rhythm SectionImaginary Lover
52.Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet BandStill The Same
53.Toby BeauMy Angel Baby
54.TrammpsDisco Inferno
55.George BensonOn Broadway
56.StyxCome Sail Away
57.L.T.D.Back In Love Again
58.PlayerThis Time I'm In It For Love
59.Carly SimonYou Belong To Me
60.Dolly PartonHere You Come Again
61.Linda RonstadtBlue Bayou
62.Steely DanPeg
63.Anne MurrayYou Needed Me
64.Evelyn "Champagne" KingShame
65.Little River BandReminiscing
66.Jefferson StarshipCount On Me
67.Eddie MoneyBaby Hold On
68.Shaun CassidyHey Deanie
69.John Travolta and Olivia Newton-johnSummer Nights
70.Lynyrd SkynyrdWhat's Your Name
71.Crystal GayleDon't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
72.Patti SmithBecause The Night
73.Robert PalmerEvery Kinda People
74.Barry ManilowCopacabana
75.HeatwaveAlways And Forever
76.Rick JamesYou And I
77.Earth, Wind and FireSerpentine Fire
78.Bob WelchSentimental Lady
79.LeBlanc and CarrFalling
80.Santa EsmeraldaDont Let Me Be Misunderstood
81.Michael JohnsonBluer Than Blue
82.Jackson BrowneRunning On Empty
83.Kenny LogginsWhenever I Call You "Friend"
84.Chris ReaFool (If You Think It's Over)
85.FoxyGet Off
86.Electric Light OrchestraSweet Talking Woman
87.Joe WalshLife's Been Good
88.Alicia BridgesI Love The Night Life
89.High InergyYou Can't Turn Me Off (In The Middle Of Turning Me On)
90.Linda RonstadtIt's So Easy
91.OdysseyNative New Yorker
93.BostonDon't Look Back
94.Electric Light OrchestraTurn To Stone
95.EruptionI Can't Stand The Rain
96.Bob WelchEbony Eyes
97.ABBAThe Name Of The Game
98.Rita CoolidgeWe're All Alone
99.Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet BandHollywood Nights
100.Steely DanDeacon Blues

Most Popular Names for People Who Graduated in 1978


  1. Mary
  2. Susan
  3. Linda
  4. Karen
  5. Donna


  1. David
  2. Michael
  3. James
  4. John
  5. Robert

Class of 1978 Yearbook

Class of 1978 Reunion

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Class of 1978: If are part of the 1978 graduating class, we hope you enjoy thinking about the historical events, remembering the lyrics to the best songs, and thinking back to some of your best high school friends. Be sure to visit® to find old friends from the class of 1978 and reconnect with fellow class of '78 graduates. They have tools to help you plan a class of 1978 reunion, see yearbook photos from 1978, and use the graduates list to get in touch with old friends.

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