December 20th, 1978, was a Wednesday. It was day 354 of 1978. The decade was the 1970s.
42 years, 4 months and 19 days have passed since December 20th, 1978.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.
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Popular music artists in 1978 included Andy Gibb, The Bee Gees, Debby Boone, Exile, Player, A Taste of Honey, Commodores, Frankie Valli, Kate Bush, John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John, Eric Clapton, Paul Davis and Samantha Sang.
China's Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1978 after he overthrew Hua Guofeng and became the "Supreme Leader" of China.
Movies released in 1978 included Grease, Superman, Animal House, Every Which Way but Loose, Heaven Can Wait, Hooper, Jaws 2, Revenge of the Pink Panther, The Deer Hunter, Halloween, Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Dawn of the Dead.
"Just the Way You Are" by Billy Joel would go on to win a Grammy for 1978's Song of the Year.
"The Deer Hunter" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1978.
In 1978, the best soccer players were Kevin Keegan, Hans Krankl, Rob Rensenbrink, Roberto Bettega, Paolo Rossi, Ronnie Hellström, Ruud Krol, Kenny Dalglish, Allan Simonsen and Peter Shilton.
The best NBA players in 1978 were Bill Walton, Truck Robinson, Julius Erving, George Gervin and David Thompson.
Between January, 1978 and February, 1979, a revolutionary movement formed in Iran. This eventually led to the overthrow of the monarchy and the establishment of an Islamic Republic led by Ayatollah Khomeini.
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Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on December 20th, 1978.
James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 20th, 1978.
Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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