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Happy 1978.

Doc
40 years ago was the first day of 1978, here's a few of the significant events that were to happen.

Sport:
Ian Botham scores a century and takes 8 wickets in one innings of a test, the first to do so.
Viv Anderson becomes the first black international to play for England.

Football:
Nottingham Forest win the Football League.
Ipswich won the FA Cup beating Arsenal 1-0.
Liverpool win the European Cup beating Brugges 1-0.
Argentina won the World Cup beating Holland 3-1.

Media:
Evita opens in London.
Black and White Minstral show ends after complaints of being racist.
Anna Ford became the first female newsreader om ITN.

Hit movies:
Grease
Superman
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Saturday Night Fever

TV Debuts:
Grange Hill
Dallas
Diff'rent Strokes starts in the US.

Other:
Garfield first appears in US newspapers.
The first computer bulletin board system is created.
The Space Invaders computer video game appears.
Sony introduced the Walkman.
Liverpool Cathedral is finally finished after being started in 1904.
Concrete cows are erected in Milton Keynes.
The Yorkshire Ripper was still at large.

Births
The first test tube baby, Louise Brown.
Rachel Stevens - Singer
Katie Price - model
Frank Lampard - Footballer

Deaths
Harold Abrahams - Athelete
Nerbert Sutcliffe - Cricketer
Keith Moon - Drummer

11 people are killed in a train fire at Taunton.
Former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro was kidnapped and murdered.
Pope John Paul died after only a month at the thead of the church.
Georgi Markov was murdereed by an umbrella that carried a posion pellet.
Nancy Spungen was murdered in New York by Sid Vicious.
Cult leader Jim Jones instructs 900 members of his church to commit suicide.
Good to see Lloyd back!
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Re: Happy 1978.

Everything'sRosie
...and Tidybeard's last regular Top of the Pops.
Queens of My Soul
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Re: Happy 1978.

RYAN
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Everything'sRosie wrote
...and Tidybeard's last regular Top of the Pops.
and Floid's .
RYAN
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RYAN wrote
Everything'sRosie wrote
...and Tidybeard's last regular Top of the Pops.
and Floid's .
That was 1976. He was irregular after that.
Good to see Lloyd back!
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RYAN
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Doc wrote
RYAN wrote
Everything'sRosie wrote
...and Tidybeard's last regular Top of the Pops.
and Floid's .
That was 1976. He was irregular after that.
Well yeah, i was obviously referring to Floid's last appearance on TOTPs, but i take your point.
RYAN