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World EventsEdit

  • Amoco Cadiz oil spill disaster
  • Argentina win the World Cup (beating the Netherlands 3-1 after extra time)
  • Ipswich Town defeat Arsenal 1-0 to win the FA Cup
  • Nottingham Forest win the league and championship double
  • Leon Spinks defeats Muhammad Ali to gain the World Heavyweight boxing title: Ali regains it seven months later, becoming the first boxer to win the title three times
  • World's first test tube baby born
  • Publishing of The Times is suspended for a year due to a labour dispute
  • Three popes (Paul VI, John Paul I and John Paul II) in the same year
  • Regular broadcasts of British parliamentary proceedings start
  • Annie Hall takes Best Picture prize at the Oscars
  • First video rental shop and first marketing of laserdiscs
  • BBC Radio 1 changes its medium wave frequency for the first time in 11 years: in the process, DJ John Peel loses two hours of his show on Friday nights to allow for the birth of Tommy Vance's Friday Rock Show.

Events In RockEdit

Major ReleasesEdit

List Of FRS DatesEdit

Shows SharedEdit

17 November 1978 / 24 November 1978 / 01 December 1978 / 08 December 1978 / 15 December 1978 / 29 December 1978

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