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Trivia From 1978 - Questions And Answers From The Year of 1978

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Trivia From 1978 - Questions And Answers From The Year of 1978

The Copyright Act of 1976 takes effect, making sweeping changes to what?
A: United States copyright law.

Air India Flight 855, a Boeing 747 passenger jet, crashes into what?
A: The Ocean near Bombay, killing 213.

Whose body lies in state in the Capitol Rotunda, following his death from cancer?
A: Former U.S. Vice President Hubert Humphrey.

Federal Appeals Court Judge William H. Webster is appointed to what position?
A: FBI Director.

Soviet satellite Kosmos 954 burns up in Earth's atmosphere, scattering debris where?
A: Over Canada's Northwest Territories.

Rose Dugdale and Eddie Gallagher become the first convicted prisoners to do what in the history of the Republic of Ireland?
A: Marry in prison

 

Hollywood film director Roman Polanski skips bail and flees to France, after pleading guilty to what?
A: Charges of engaging in sex with a 13-year-old girl.

The People's Republic of China lifts a ban on works by what authors?
A: Aristotle, William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens.

Where was Serial killer Ted Bundy captured?
A: In Pensacola, Florida.

The Hillside Strangler, a serial killer prowling Los Angeles, claims a what?
A: Tenth and final victim.

Electrical workers in Mexico City find the remains of what?
A: The Great Pyramid of Tenochtitlan in the middle of the city.

What happened to Charlie Chaplin's remains?
A: They were stolen from Cosier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland.

 

California Jam II is held at the Ontario Motor Speedway in Ontario, California, attracting more than how many fans?
A: 300,000 fans.

The TV soap opera Dallas debuted on what TV network?
A: CBS.

Where were the 50th Academy Awards held?
A: At the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles.

Who won Best Picture?
A: Annie Hall.

U.S. President Jimmy Carter decides to postpone production of the what?
A: Neutron bomb – a weapon which kills people with radiation but leaves buildings relatively intact.

The U.S. Senate votes 68–32 to do what with the Panama Canal?
A:  Turn it over to Panamanian control on December 31, 1999.

 

Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds gets his what?
A: 3,000th major league hit.

Where was Charlie Chaplin's coffin  found?
A: About some 15 km from the cemetery from which it was stolen, near Lake Geneva.

Sarajevo is selected to host the what?
A: The 1984 Winter Olympics.

California voters approve Proposition 13, which does what?
A:  Slashes property taxes nearly 60%.

Serial killer David Berkowitz, the "Son of Sam," is sentenced to what?
A: 365 years in prison.

What comic strip makes its debut?
A: Garfield.

 

Argentina defeats the Netherlands 3–1 after extra time to win the what?
A: 1978 FIFA World Cup.

The Solomon Islands become independent from whom?
A: The United Kingdom.

How many tourists die in an explosion of a tanker-truck at a campsite in Costa Daurada, Spain?
A: More than 200.

Louise Brown, the world's first test tube baby, is what?
A: Born in Oldham, Greater Manchester, UK.

Pope Paul VI dies where?
A: In Castel Gandolfo.

Who succeeds Pope Paul VI as the 263rd Pope?
A: Pope John Paul I.

 

Anwar Sadat, Jimmy Carter, and Menachem Begin meet where?
A: On the Aspen Cabin patio at Camp David.

The Camp David Accords are signed between what two countries?
A: Israel and Egypt.

Pope John Paul I dies after how long as Pope?
A: 33 days.

President Carter signs a bill that authorizes what?
A: The minting of the Susan B. Anthony dollar.

President Carter signs a bill into law which allows what?
A: Home brewing of beer in the United States.

Who succeeds Pope John Paul I as the 264th pope?
A: Pope John Paul II.

 

He is the first pope in history from where?
A: Poland.

The New York Yankees clinch their 22nd World Series championship, defeating what team 7–2 in Los Angeles and winning the Series 4 games to 2?
A: Dodgers.

Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin win what?
A: The Nobel Peace Prize for their progress toward achieving a Middle East accord.

Rioters sack the British what in Tehran?
A: Embassy.

California voters defeat the Briggs Initiative that would have prohibited what?
A: Gay school teachers.

In Guyana, Jim Jones leads his Peoples Temple cult in a mass what?
A: Murder–suicide that claims 918 lives in all, 909 of them at Jonestown itself, including over 270 children.

In San Francisco, Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk are what?
A: Assassinated by former Supervisor Dan White.

Dianne Feinstein succeeds the murdered George Moscone, to become the what?
A: The first woman mayor of San Francisco.