1978


 
 
My bike
 
Christmas with my new Stretch Armstrong
 

 

Sports History
..Philadelphia Phillies (MBL) .90-72 ..Division Champs
..Philadelphia Flyers (NHL) ..45-20-15 ..
..Philadelphia Eagles (NFL) ..9-7
..Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) ..55-27
..Philadelphia Fury (NASL) soccer ..12-18
..Penn State (College Football) ..6-5



What Happened This Year?
01/06/1978 - 1st postage stamp copyrighted by US (Carl Sandburg stamp)
01/28/1978 - "We Are the World" is recorded
03/06/1978 - Hustler publisher Larry Flynt shot & crippled by a sniper in Ga
04/02/1978 - Velcro was 1st put on the market
04/07/1978 - Pres Carter defers production of neutron bomb
04/25/1978 - Phillie Phanatic makes 1st appearance
06/11/1978 - "Grease" starring John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John opens
06/12/1978 - David Berkowitz sentenced in NY Supreme Court to 25 yrs to life
06/17/1978 - "Cheeseburger In Paradise" by Jimmy Buffett peaks at #32
06/19/1978 - Garfield, created by Jim Davis, 1st appears as a comic strip
07/09/1978 - Nearly 100,000 demonstrators march on Wash DC for ERA
07/13/1978 - Lee Iacocca fired as Ford Motor Pres by chairman Henry Ford II
08/07/1978 - Thousands of mourners file past body of Pope Paul VI
08/17/1978 - 1st successful crossing of the Atlantic by balloon (3 Americans)
09/30/1978 - Phillies win 3rd consecutive NL East Division title
12/13/1978 - Susan B Anthony dollar, 1st US coin to honor a woman, issued