1978 Newspaper

Commemorate a special occasion with an Original Newspaper gift from 1978

Historic Newspapers have a large archive of original newspapers from the year 1978. Our archive features an impressive range of titles and these old newspapers make a wonderful birthday or anniversary present.

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Original Newspaper Gift from 1978

Recipients love to read what was happening in the world on a date that has a special meaning to them, such as a birthday or anniversary, as it creates a fascinating connection with their past. The Newspaper Gift offers a wonderful trip down memory lane and the personal nature of this present will show that you have put a lot of thought into your gift.

Your newspaper present can be further personalised by adding the recipient’s name and your own greeting on a Certificate of Authenticity, which acts as a guarantee that your newspaper is a genuine original newspaper.

News Headlines from 1978

To whet your appetite for what could be covered in your newspaper gift, here are a selection of the key events that newspapers were reporting on in the year 1978:

Date Event
18th January 1978The European Court of Human Rights finds the United Kingdom government guilty of mistreating prisoners in Northern Ireland, but not guilty of torture.
8th April 1978Regular radio broadcasts of British Parliament proceedings begin.
8th May 1978Norway opens a natural gas field in the Polar Sea.
10th May 1978Liverpool FC wins the European Cup, beating FC Bruges 1-0 at Wembley Stadium.
17th May 1978Charlie Chaplin's coffin is found ten miles away from the cemetery it had been stolen from, near Lake Geneva.
19th June 1978Cricketer Ian Botham becomes the first man in the history of the game to score a century and then take eight wickets in one innings of a Test match.
25th June 1978Host nation Argentina defeats the Netherlands 3-1 after extra time to win the 1978 FIFA World Cup.
7th July 1978 The Solomon Islands become independent from the United Kingdom.
25th July 1978Louise Brown is born in Oldham in Manchester, becoming the world’s first test tube baby.
6th August 1978Pope Paul VI dies in Rome.
26th August 1978Pope John Paul I is elected to succeed Pope Paul VI.
7th September 1978A poison-filled pellet, supposedly injected using an umbrella, poisons Bulgarian defector Georgi Markov whilst he is working in London. Markov dies four days later and it is alleged that this murder was by order of Bulgarian intelligence.
19th September 197813-year-old newspaper boy Carl Bridgewater is shot dead after disturbing a burglary. Police in the West Midlands launch a massive murder hunt.
28th September 1978Pope John Paul I dies after only thirty-three days of papacy.
1st October 1978Vietnam attacks Cambodia.
8th October 1978Australia's Ken Warby sets the current world water speed record of 317.60 mph at Blowering Dam, Australia.
7th November 1978 Indira Gandhi is re-elected to the Indian parliament.
25th December 1978Vietnam launches a major offensive against the Khmer Rouge of Cambodia.
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A Newspaper From 1978

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