|<< - 1977|
|World Series Champions:
New York Yankees
|Superbowl XII Champions:
|Stanley Cup Champs:
|U.S. Open Golf:
|U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
Jimmy Connors/Christine Marie Evert
Bjorn Borg/Martina Navratilova
|NCAA Football Champions:
Alabama & USC
|NCAA Basketball Champions:
|World Cup (Soccer):
|The Hotties, Sex Symbols and Fashion Icons:
Loni Anderson, Barbara Bach, Adrienne Barbeau, Kim Basinger, Valerie Bertinelli, Dyan Cannon, Lynda Carter, Farrah Fawcett, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Harry, Kate Jackson,. Marilu Henner, Lauren Hutton, Maria João, Cheryl Ladd, Olivia Newton-John, Stevie Nicks, Dolly Parton, Bernadette Peters, Victoria Principal, Diana Ross, Jane Seymour, Brooke Shields, Jacquelyn Smith, Suzanne Somers, Donna Summer, Cheryl Tiegs, Lindsay Wagner, Mary Woronov
"My advice to you is to start drinking heavily"
- John Belushi in 'National Lampoon's Animal House'
"Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life son"
"Za Plane! Za Plane Boss!"
"We're From France"
"Here’s to good friends."
|Time Magazine's Man of the Year:
Susan Perkins (Columbus, OH)
Judi Anderson (Hawaii)
The FBI set up "Abdul Enterprises, Ltd." and posed as Middle Eastern businessmen. They videotaped talks with government officials, where they offered money in return for political favors to a fictional middle eastern businessman. 11 U.S. government officials were out of a job after this bribery and conspiracy scandal.
There has been some debate about 3M's Post-it notes. The product was used in a marketing campaign in 1978 as 'Post N Peel' , and sold nationally in 1980 as 'Post-it Notes.' New products are in 'test mode' all the time. We say 1980.
12 year-old Brooke Sheilds stars in Pretty Baby, a film about a whorehouse.
The Twinkie Defense appeared. Dan White killed Harvey Milk and George Moscone. The jury agreed that he had diminished mental capacity from eating too many twinkies.
Don't drink the Kool-Aid! Jim Jones got 909 of his cult followers to commit suicide (including many children) by drinking poisoned Kool-Aid in his Jonestown commune.
The Unabomber sent his first bomb to Professor Buckley Crist at Northwestern
University. Result: slight injury to officer Terry Markman.
A computer "testing malfunction" caused the United State's Defense System to go from an "at ease" DEFCON 1 to a "fire up the missiles" DEFCON 5.
1978 Pop Culture News:
Ben and Jerry opened their first ice cream parlor in Burlington, Vermont.
Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler made it to the top of Mount Everest, the first to do so without supplementary oxygen.
The first Test Tube Baby, Louis Brown was born.
Home Depot was founded in Atlanta, Georgia.
Aveda shampoo was invented by Horst Rechelbacher.
Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1978: $162,000
Actor Marlon Brando was paid $3.7 million and a percentage of the profits for twelve shooting days playing Jor-El, Superman's father, in the superhero flick Superman. For ten minutes of screen time, Brando earned $14 million.
Simon, Toga Parties, watching Grease, and singing along.
|1st appearances & 1978's Most Popular Christmas
gifts, toys and presents:
Hungry Hungry Hippos, Simon
|1978 Most Popular TV shows:
1. Laverne & Shirley (ABC)
2. Happy Days (ABC)
3. Mork & Mindy (ABC)
4. Three's Company (ABC)
5. Angie (ABC)
6. 60 Minutes (CBS)
7. M*A*S*H (CBS)
8. The Ropers (ABC)
9. All In The Family (CBS)
10. Taxi (ABC)
The biggest Pop Artists of 1978 include:
(Data is complied from various charts including: Billboard's Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)
The Number One Hits Of 1978:
|Popular Music in 1978 - # 1 Hits of 1978|