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Headlines From 1978 Events UK

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. A 1978 Newspaper offers the ultimate insight into 1978 news as it offers a true window into how the world once was, reported first hand from those living at that time. Birthday Newspapers offer 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.

Headlines From 1978 Events

Not only will your newspaper be a fantastic way to discover 1978 history but it will also be a treasured gift of high sentimental value. This is made even more special with the certificate of authenticity included with every 1978 newspaper, at no extra charge. This can be personalised with not only the recipients name and the occasion but also a personal message. Add the perfect finishing touch to this special gift with one of our many stunning presentation options, ranging from commemorative keepsake folders to beautifully crafted gift boxes.

These look great but will also help to store your 1978 newspaper so that it can be referred to and enjoyed for many years to come. Not just by the person receiving it but by future generations that will enjoy sharing trips down memory lane as the 1978 pictures, headlines and news reports bring back fond memories from the past.

Newspaper 1978 Article Coverage

Please see below for a breakdown of important events that happened in 1978 which are likely to be covered in your newspaper dependent on the date selected. If you're looking for specific 1978 news headlines then please feel free to contact our archivist team who are experts when it comes to researching old newspapers from this significant period of historical interest.

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

Shown as an example of papers printed at this time (click to enlarge).