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Dixie Hollins High School Class of 1978 - 1978 in Review

Major Events
  • Space Invaders video game released in Japan

  • The comic strip Garfield debuts in newspapers

  • Camp David Peace Treaty between Israel and Egypt

  • First test tube baby born in Britain

  • Charon, the moon of Pluto is discovered

  • Mass murder/suicide of members of Jim Jones' religious cult in Guyana

  • Serial killer Ted Bundy is captured in Pensacola

  • The first Unabomber attack occurs at Northwestern University

  • Argentina wins soccer World Cup

  • First Ironman Triathlon held in Hawaii

  • Super Bowl XVll:  Dallas Cowboys defeat Denver Broncos 27-10

  • Stanley Cup:  Montreal Canadians defeat Boston Bruins 4 games to 2

  • World Series:  New York Yankees defeat Los Angeles Dodgers 4 games to 2
              Series MVP Bucky Dent NYY

  • Basketball:  
    • Washington Bullets defeat Seattle SuperSonics 4 games to 3
    • Kentucky defeats Duke 94-88 in NCAA Men's Division 1
    • Wilt Chamberlain is elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame

Popular Songs
  1. Baby Come Back ..... Player

  2. Stayin Alive ..... Bee Gees

  3. Thicker Than Water ..... Andy Gibb

  4. Night Fever ..... Bee Gees

  5. If I Can't Have You ..... Yvonne Elliman

  6. With a Little Luck ..... Wings

  7. Too Much, Too Little, Too Late ..... Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams

  8. You're the One That I Want ..... John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John

  9. Shadow Dancing ..... Andy Gibb

  10. Miss You ..... Rolling Stones

Grammy Awards
  • Record of the Year      Just the Way You Are                 Billy Joel

  • Best Song                  Just the Way You Are                 Billy Joel

  • Best Album                Saturday Night Fever

  • Best Male Vocalist       Barry Manilow                            Copacabana

  • Best Female Vocalist    Barbara Streisand/Anne Murray     You Needed Me

Popular Movies
  1. Grease

  2. Close Encounters of the Third Kind

  3. National Lampoon's Animal House

  4. Jaws 2

  5. Heaven Can Wait

  6. The Goodbye Girl

  7. Star Wars (reissue)

  8. Hooper

  9. Foul Play

  10. Revenge of the Pink Panther

Academy Awards
  • Best Picture      The Deer Hunter

  • Best Director     Michael Cimino    The Deer Hunter

  • Best Actor        Jon Voight          Coming Home

  • Best Actress     Jane Fonda         Coming Home

Popular Television Shows
  1. Laverne & Shirley

  2. Three's Company

  3. Mork & Mindy

  4. Happy Days

  5. Angie

  6. 60 Minutes

  7. M*A*S*H

  8. The Ropers

  9. All in the Family

  10. Taxi


  • Lynyrd Skynyrd Band Members  
    • Cassie Gaines
    • Steve Gaines
    • Ronnie Van Zant

  • Norman Rockwell       painter

  • Bing Crosby              singer

  • Bob Crane                Hogan's Heroes

  • Will Geer                  The Waltons

  • Keith Moon               drummer for The Who

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