History of 1978
A Year Full of Fun,Excitement, and Disco
The hit classic "Grease" made it's debut on June 16, 1978. Songs from the movie's soundtrack dominated pop radio.
The world's most relatable cat made his debut in newspaper comic strips on June 19, 1978. He appeared in 41 newspapers.
Star Wars Christmas Special
One of the worst spin-offs made of Star Wars that nearly ended the franchise.
Many popular shows came out during this year such as 'Diff'rent Strokes,' 'Taxi,' 'Battlestar Galactica,' 'The Incredible Hulk,' and 'Dallas.'
The already famous Lego toy company released their infamous little yellow Lego man.
Era of the Superhero
The first Superman movie came out that year starring Christopher Reeves as the man himself. The movie was a huge success making almost $300 million dollars.
Super Bowl XII
It was the first Super Bowl played in the prime time or basically in the evening. Denver Broncos LOST to the Dallas Cowboys, 27-10.
We All Scream for Ice Cream
The infamous Ben & Jerry's opened their first ice cream shop in downtown Burlington, Vermont in a refurbished gas station.
"The Little People"
Cabbage Patch Kids were introduce in 1978 by the inventor known as Xavier Roberts.
On November 18, cult leader Jim Jones commanded his followers to drink poisoned punch. Over 900 people were found dead.
The launch of 'Space Invaders' came out in 1978 and set a frenzy for more computer video games.
Last but not least in this wonderful year, DISCO! This phenomenal event reached its peak in 1978 and last until the early 1980s.