What Happened in Aug 1978

  • Pope Paul VI dies

    On 16 March 1978, his friend from FUCI student days Aldo Moro, a Christian Democratic politician, was kidnapped by the Red Brigades, which kept the... Read more

  • FDA Approves Troprol XL

    Metoprolol also reduces the force of contraction of heart muscle and thereby lowers blood pressure. By reducing the heart rate and the force of... Read more

  • "People Are Talking" Is Released

    Working in local media, she was both the youngest news anchor and the first black female news anchor at Nashville's WLAC-TV. She moved to... Read more

  • Cinema Rex Fire

    On August 20, 1978, in the Cinema Rex fire, the Cinema Rex in Abadan, Iran, was set ablaze, killing over 400 individuals. The ruling shah,... Read more

  • John Paul I elected Pope

    Pope John Paul I (Latin: Ioannes Paulus PP. I, Italian: Giovanni Paolo I), born Albino Luciani, (17 October 1912 – 28 September 1978), reigned as... Read more

  • Sigmund Jähn Becomes the First German Cosmonaut

    Several hundred suitably experienced Air Force pilots were personally interviewed by Lt-General Wolfgang Reinhold, the serving Vice Minister of... Read more