|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
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
- John Vernon in'National Lampoon's Animal House'
"Za Plane! Za Plane Boss!"
-Tattoo (Hervé Villechaize)
Robin Williams as Mork (from Ork)
- John Belushi as John "Bluto" Blutarsky,
in 'National Lampoon's Animal House'
"We're From France"
-The Coneheads, on Saturday Night Live
"Here’s to good friends."
- Lowenbrau beer
|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
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 gets 909 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.
Rock Star Death: Keith Moon (accidental overdose
of perscription medication)
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"
Ben and Jerry opened their first ice cream parlor in
Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler made it to the top
of Mount Everest, the first to do so without supplementary
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
|1st appearances & 1978's Most Popular
Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
Hungry Hungry Hippos, Simon
|Best Film Oscar Winner:
The Deer Hunter
|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)
|1979 Billboard Number One
December 24, 1977 - January 13, 1978:
How Deep Is Your Love - Bee Gees
January 14 - February 3:
Baby Come Back - Player
February 4 - March 3:
Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees
March 4 - March 17:
(Love Is) Thicker Than Water - Andy Gibb
March 18 - May 12:
Night Fever - Bee Gees
May 13 - May 19:
If I Can't Have You - Yvonne Elliman
May 20 - June 2:
With A Little Luck - Wings
June 3 - June 9:
Too Much, Too Little, Too Late - Johnny Mathis and Deniece
June 10 - June 16:
You're The One That I Want - John Travolta and Olivia
June 17 - August 4:
Shadow Dancing - Andy Gibb
August 5 - August 11:
Miss You - The Rolling Stones
August 12 - August 25:
Three Times A Lady - Commodores
August 26 - September 8:
Grease - Frankie Valli
September 9 - October 27:
Boogie Oogie Oogie - A Taste of Honey
October 28 - November 3:
Hot Child In The City - Nick Gilder
November 4 - November 10:
You Needed Me - Anne Murray
November 11 - December 1:
MacArthur Park - Donna Summer
December 2 - December 8:
You Don't Bring Me Flowers - Barbra Streisand and Neil
December 9 - January 5:
Le Freak - Chic