*World Series Champions: New York Yankees
*Superbowl Champions: Dallas Cowboys
*NBA Champions: Washington Bullets
*Stanley Cup Champs: Montreal Canadiens
*U.S. Open Golf: Andy North
*U.S. Tennis: Jimmy Connors/Christine Marie Evert
*Wimbledon (Men/Women): Bjorn Borg/Martina Navratilova
*NCAA Football Champions: Alabama & USC
*NCAA Basketball: Kentucky
*Kentucky Derby: Affirmed
Farrah Fawcett, Suzanne Somers, Lynda Carter, Cheryl Tiegs, Christie Brinkley.
Other Facts (1978)Jim Jones and 909 followers commit suicide, (many were forced including many children), by drinking poisoned Kool-Aid in his Jonestown, Guyana commune. The poisonings were followed with the murder of five others by Temple members at a nearby Port Kaituma airstrip. Victims included United States Congressman Leo Ryan.
Sony introduces the Walkman, the first portable stereo.
*The Unabomber sent his first bomb to Professor Buckley Crist at Northwestern University. Result: slight injury to officer Terry Markman.
*"Framework for Peace" in Middle East signed by Egypt's President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Premier Menachem Begin after 13-day conference at Camp David led by President Jimmy Carter.
*The first Test Tube Baby, Louis Brown was born.
*Home Depot was founded in Atlanta, Georgia.
*Aveda shampoo was invented by Horst Rechelbacher.
*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.
*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.
*Ben and Jerry opened their first ice cream parlor in Burlington, Vermont.
*Pope Paul VI , dead at 80, mourned (Aug. 6), new Pope, John Paul I, 65, dies unexpectedly after 34 days in office (Sept. 28), succeeded by Karol Cardinal Wojtyla of Poland as John Paul II (Oct. 16).
*Balloon anigoplasty is developed to treat coronary artery disease.
*Drummer Keith Moon of The Who, died in his sleep due to an overdose of the prescription drug, Heminevrin.
*Movies in 1978 included The Deer Hunter, Midnight Express, Heaven Can Wait, Coming Home.
*Time Magazine's Man Of The Year: Deng Xiaoping
*Miss America: Susan Perkins (Columbus, OH)
*Miss USA: Judi Anderson (Hawaii)
*Most Popular Christmas Gifts: Hungry Hungry Hippos, Simon.
What Was On TV:Laverne & Shirley (ABC), Happy Days (ABC), Mork & Mindy (ABC), Three's Company (ABC), Angie (ABC), 60 Minutes (CBS), M*A*S*H (CBS) , The Ropers (ABC), All In The Family (CBS), Taxi (ABC).
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