Here are a few key events from 1978. What do you remember from this year?
The world population was 4.3 billion people and life expectancy was just 62 years old.
The Australian Prime Minister was Malcolm Fraser and former prime minister Robert Menzies died.
The musical world said goodbye to Keith Moon from the Who and most notoriously of all, Nancy Spungen, who was stabbed to death in the Chelsea hotel in New York by Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols.
The Bee Gees continued to dominate the charts with their soundtrack from Saturday Night Fever. But it was Andy Gibb’s “Shadow Dancing” that topped the Billboard Hot 100 in 1978. Do you have a favourite song from this year?
The Deer Hunter (starring Robert de Niro), Midnight Express (starring Randy Quaid), Grease (starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John), and Superman (starring Christoper Reeve) dominated the box office.
Annie Hall won best picture at the Academy Awards, as well as, earned Woody Allen the award for Best Director and Diane Keaton the title of Best Actress.. The Best Actor went to Richard Dreyfuss for his performance in The Goodbye Girl.
In sport, Argentina beat Holland 3-1 to win the 1978 World Cup on home ground. Other
Other key events include, the first prototype Walkman was introduced by Sony and Louise Brown, the first IVF baby was born.