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
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Saturday Night Fever
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.