Famous birthdays, deaths and events of 1978
January 1 - Nina Bott, German actress January 1 - Phillip Mulryne, Northern Irish footballer January 1 - Tarik O'Regan, British composer January 2 - Toyoguchi Megumi, Japanese seiyuu (voice actress) January 3 - Kimberley Locke, American singer January 3 - Park Sol-mi, South Korean actress January 3 - Dominic Wood, English children's television presenter and magician January 3 - Mike York, American ice hockey player January 4 - Dominik Hrbatý, Slovakian tennis player January 4 - Mai Meneses, Spanish singer January 5 - January Jones, American actress January 5 - Franck Montagny, French Formula One driver January 5 - Sabrina Harman, American military figure and accused torturer January 6 - Nikki Einfeld, Canadian opera singer January 6 - Bubba Franks, American football player January 6 - Casey Fossum, Major League Baseball player January 6 - Tara Spencer-Nairn, Canadian actress January 7 - Kevin Mench, American baseball player January 8 - Boris Avrukh, Israeli chess grandmaster January 8 - Marco Fu, Hong Kong snooker player January 9 - Mathieu Garon, Canadian ice hockey player January 9 - Gennaro Gattuso, Italian footballer January 9 - Chad Ocho Cinco, American football player January 9 - AJ McLean, American singer (Backstreet Boys) January 10 - Brent Smith, American singer (Shinedown) January 11 - Michael Duff, Northern Irish footballer January 11 - Emile Heskey, English footballer January 11 - Holly Brisley, Australian actress January 12 - Amerie, American singer and songwriter January 12 - Luis Ayala, Mexican baseball pitcher January 12 - Jeremy Camp, American musician January 12 - Bonaventure Kalou, Ivorian footballer January 12 - Kim Sa Rang, Korean actress January 12 - Kris Roe, American musician (The Ataris) January 13 - Ashmit Patel, Indian actor January 14 - Just Blaze, American hip hop producer January 15 - Eddie Cahill, American actor January 15 - Franco Pellizotti, Italian cyclist January 16 - Alfredo Amézaga, Mexican baseball player January 18 - Brian Falkenborg, American baseball player January 20 - Joy Giovanni, American actress and glamour model January 20 - Sonja Kesselschläger, German heptathlete January 20 - Allan Søgaard, Danish footballer January 21 - Bryan Gilmore, National Football League player January 21 - Tamir "Nokio" Ruffin, American Singer January 21 - Faris al-Sultan, German-Iraqi triathlete January 21 - Phil Stacey, American Idol finalist January 21 - Andrei Zyuzin, Russian ice hockey player January 22 - Chone Figgins, American baseball player January 25 - Denis Menchov, Russian cyclist January 25 - Jason Roberts, English-born footballer January 25 - Derrick Turnbow, Major League Baseball Player January 26 - Estéban Germán, Dominican baseball player January 26 - Corina Morariu, American tennis player January 26 - Kelly Stables, American actress January 27 - Pete Laforest, Canadian baseball player January 28 - Gianluigi Buffon, Italian footballer January 28 - Jamie Carragher, English footballer January 28 - Papa Bouba Diop, Senegalese footballer January 29 - Martin Schmitt, German ski jumper January 29 - Rob Bironas, American football player January 30 - John Patterson, American baseball player January 31 - Fabián Caballero, Argentine footballer January 31 - Brad Rutter, Jeopardy! champion January 31 - Ray Shah, Irish DJ February 2 - Eden Espinosa, American singer and actress February 2 - Barry Ferguson, Scotish football player February 3 - Adrian R'Mante, American actor February 3 - Eliza Schneider, American actress and singer February 4 - Danna Garcia, Colombian actress February 5 - Shawn Reaves, American actor February 5 - Brian Russell, American football player February 7 - Ashton Kutcher, American actor February 7 - Daniel Van Buyten, Belgian footballer February 7 - Endy Chávez, baseball player February 7 - David Aebischer, National Hockey League goaltender February 9 - Airton Daré, Brazilian racing driver February 10 - Don Omar, Puerto Rican singer February 12 - Brett Hodgson, Australian rugby league footballer February 12 - Gethin Jones, British (Welsh) television presenter February 13 - Mini Anden, Swedish model and actress February 13 - Hamish Glencross, Scottish guitarist My Dying Bride February 14 - Dean Gaffney, British actor February 14 - Richard Hamilton, American basketball player February 14 - Darius Songaila, basketball player February 14 - Dwele, American R&B/Soul singer February 15 - Kimberly Goss, American singer and musician (Sinergy) February 15 - Tuan Le, American poker player February 16 - Tia Hellebaut, Belgian athlete February 16 - John Tartaglia, Broadway actor and Muppeteer February 16 - Wasim Jaffer, Indian Cricketer February 18 - Josip Šimunić, Croatian footballer February 19 - Michalis Konstantinou, Greek-Cypriot footballer February 19 - Immortal Technique, American rapper February 20 - Lauren Ambrose, American actress February 20 - Jakki Degg, English glamour model/actress February 20 - Jay Hernandez, American actor February 20 - Julia Jentsch, German actress February 21 - Park Eun-hye, South Korean actress February 21 - Kim Ha Neul, South Korean actress February 21 - Nicole Parker, American actress February 23 - René Pérez, Puerto Rican musician (Calle 13) February 23 - Dan Snyder, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2003) February 24 - Shinya, Japanese musician (Dir en grey) February 24 - John Nolan, American musician (Straylight Run) February 26 - Abdoulaye Diagne-Faye, Senegalese footballer February 26 - Marc Hynes, British racing driver February 26 - John Tartaglia, Broadway performer and "Muppeteer" February 27 - James Beattie, English footballer February 28 - Jeanne Cherhal, French Singer-songwriter February 28 - Benjamin Raich, Austrian Olympic skier February 28 - Jamaal Tinsley, American basketball player February 28 - Mariano Zabaleta, Argentine tennis player March 1 - Jensen Ackles, American actor March 1 - Donovan Patton, Guamanian television star March 1 - Alicia Leigh Willis, American actress March 2 - Giannis Skopelitis, Greek footballer March 3 - Matt Diaz, American baseball player March 3 - Seomoon Tak, Korean singer March 4 - Nate Ackerman, British-American logician and wrestler March 4 - Pierre Dagenais, Canadian ice hockey player March 4 - Denis Dallan, Italian rugby union footballer March 4 - Rachel Roberts, Canadian model and actress March 5 - Mike Hessman, American baseball player March 5 - Kimberly McCullough, American actress March 5 - Papoose, American rapper March 6 - Sage Rosenfels, American Football Player March 6 - Lara Cox, Australian Actress March 8 - Nick Zano, American actor March 9 - Lucas Neill, Australian footballer March 10 - Ben Burnley, American musician (Breaking Benjamin) March 11 - Didier Drogba, Ivorian footballer March 11 - Albert Luque, Spanish footballer March 11 - Christopher Rice, American author March 12 - Masuimi Max, American model March 12 - Casey Mears, American auto racer March 12 - Claudio Sanchez, American musician (Coheed and Cambria) March 12 - Arina Tanemura, Japanese mangaka March 13 - Tom Danielson, American cyclist March 13 - Karina Smirnoff, Ukrainian dancer March 13 - Kenny Watson, American football player March 14 - Pieter van den Hoogenband, Dutch swimmer March 14 - Carlo Giuliani, Italian anarchist (d. 2001) March 15 - Takeru Kobayashi, Japanese competitive eater March 16 - Brooke Burns, American actress March 17 - Adam Jennings, British actor March 18 - Khalilah Adams, American actress March 18 - Yoshie Takeshita, Japanese volleyball player March 18 - Jan Bulis, Czech ice hockey player March 18 - Jonas Wallerstedt, Swedish footballer March 21 - Charmaine Dragun, Australian news anchor (d.2007) March 21 - Cristian Guzmán, Dominican baseball player March 21 - Rani Mukherjee, Indian actress March 22 - Tom Poti, professional hockey player March 23 - Walter Samuel, Argentine footballer March 23 - Nicholle Tom, American actress March 23 - Perez Hilton, American television personality and blogger March 24 - Michael Braun, Australian rules footballer March 26 - Anastasia Kostaki, Greek basketball player March 29 - Michael Kaczurak, American singer and actor March 30 - Chris Paterson, Scottish rugby player March 31 - Stephen Clemence, English footballer March 31 - Jérôme Rothen, French footballer March 31 - Tony Yayo, American rapper April 1 - Jean-Pierre Dumont, Canadian ice hockey player April 1 - Miroslava Vavrinec, Swiss tennis player April 2 - John Gall, American baseball player April 3 - Matthew Goode, English actor April 3 - Tommy Haas, German tennis player April 3 - John Smit, South African rugby player April 4 - Jason Ellison, American baseball player April 4 - Lemar, English R'n'B singer April 4 - Alan Mahon, Irish footballer April 4 - Irene Skliva, Greek 1996 Miss World winner April 4 - Aska Yang, Taiwanese singer April 5 - Franziska van Almsick, German swimmer April 5 - Stephen Jackson, American basketball player April 6 - Tim Hasselbeck, American football player April 6 - Myleene Klass, British singer April 6 - Martin Mendez, Uruguayan-born Bassist (Opeth) April 6 - Blaine Neal, American baseball player April 7 - Vladimir Voltchkov, Belarusian tennis player April 8 - Ana de la Reguera, Mexican actress April 8 - Bernt Haas, Swiss footballer April 9 - Jorge Andrade, Portuguese footballer April 9 - Rachel Stevens, English singer (S Club) April 9 - Vesna Pisarović, Croatian singer April 11 - Brett Claywell, American actor April 11 - Josh Hancock, American baseball player (d. 2007) April 11 - Tom Thacker, Canadian musician April 12 - Guy Berryman, British musician April 12 - Riley Smith, American actor April 13 - Arron Asham, Canadian ice hockey player April 13 - Kyle Howard, American actor April 13 - Carles Puyol, Spanish footballer April 13 - Chris Sligh, American Idol finalist April 14 - Paul O'Brien, Australian actor April 15 - Austin Aries, American wrestler April 15 - Milton Bradley, American baseball player April 15 - Tim Corcoran, American baseball player April 16 - Matthew Lloyd, Australian rules footballer April 16 - Lara Dutta, Indian actress April 17 - Lindsay Hartley, American actress April 17 - Jason White, Scottish rugby player April 19 - James Franco, American actor April 19 - Gabriel Heinze, Argentinian footballer April 20 - Mirei Kuroda, Japanese gravure idol April 21 - Jacob Burns, Australian footballer April 21 - Jukka Nevalainen, Finnish drummer (Nightwish) April 21 - Branden Steineckert, American drummer (Rancid) April 22 - Jason Stollsteimer, American singer (The Von Bondies) April 22 - Esteban Tuero, Argentinian race car driver April 24 - Eric Balfour, American actor April 24 - Kim Hyun-ju, Korean actress April 24 - Stella Damasus Aboderin, Nigerian actress April 25 - Letícia Birkheuer, Brazilian model April 25 - Matt Walker, British Paralympic swimmer April 26 - Avant, American singer April 26 - Joe Crede, American baseball player April 26 - Peter Madsen, Danish footballer April 27 - Adamantia Kontogiorgi, Greek actress April 28 - Lauren Laverne, Disc jockey April 29 - Tony Armas, Jr. April 29 - Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan, American tennis players May 1 - Sachie Hara, Japanese actress May 1 - Nick Traina, American singer May 2 - Steve Bays, Canadian musician May 3 - Paul Banks, American vocalist (Interpol) May 3 - Christina Hendricks, American actress May 3 - Lawrence Tynes, American football player May 4 - Brett Burton, Australian football player May 4 - Erin Andrews, ESPN sideline reporter May 5 - Santiago Cabrera, Chilean actor May 5 - Bruno Cheyrou, French footballer May 5 - Morgan Pehme, American filmmaker and writer May 6 - John Abraham, American football player May 6 - Alexander Fedorov, Russian bodybuilder May 7 - Brian Clevinger, American author May 7 - Stian Arnesen (Nagash/Lex Icon), Norwegian Black Metal musician May 7 - Shawn Marion, American basketball player May 8 - Jang Woo Hyuk, Korean singer May 8 - Matthew Davis, American actor May 8 - Lúcio, Brazilian footballer May 8 - Josie Maran, American model May 9 - Leandro Damián Cufré, Argentine footballer May 9 - Aaron Harang, American baseball player May 10 - Kenan Thompson, American actor May 11 - Laetitia Casta, French supermodel and actress May 11 - Perttu Kivilaakso, Finnish Cellist from the band Apocalyptica May 12 - Jason Biggs, American actor May 12 - Wilfred Le Bouthillier, Acadian-Canadian singer May 12 - Aya Ishiguro, Japanese singer (formerly Morning Musume) May 12 - Josh Phelps, American baseball player May 12 - Hossein Reza Zadeh, Iranian weightlifter May 13 - Mike Bibby, American basketball player May 13 - Ryan Bukvich, American baseball player May 13 - Barry Zito, American baseball player May 13 - Steve Mildenhall, English football player May 13 - Dilshan Vitharana, Sri Lankan cricketer May 14 - Eddie House, American basketball player May 14 - Brent Harvey, Australian footballer May 14 - André Macanga, Angolan footballer May 14 - Gustavo Varela, Uruguayan footballer May 15 - Amy Chow, American gymnast May 15 - Dwayne DeRosario, Canadian footballer May 15 - Caroline Dhavernas, Canadian actress May 15 - Edu, Brazilian footballer May 15 - David Krumholtz, American actor May 15 - Krissy Taylor, American model (d. 1995) May 16 - David Ford, English singer/songwriter May 16 - Lionel Scaloni, Argentine footballer May 17 - John Foster, American baseball player May 17 - Paddy Kenny, Irish goalkeeper May 17 - Carlos Pena, Dominican baseball player May 18 - Ricardo Carvalho, Portuguese footballer May 18 - Marcus Giles, American baseball player May 19 - Marcus Bent, English footballer May 21 - Briana Banks, German-American pornographic actress May 21 - Jamaal Magloire, Canadian professional basketballer May 21 - Adam Gontier, Canadian singer (Three Days Grace) May 22 - Ginnifer Goodwin, American actress May 22 - Katie Price, British model May 23 - Mike González, American baseball player May 23 - Carolyn Moos, American model and professional basketball player May 23 - Scott Raynor, American drummer (formerly of blink-182) May 24 - Brian Ching, American footballer May 24 - Bryan Greenberg, American actor May 24 - Brad Penny, American baseball player May 24 - Johan Holmqvist, Swedish hockey player May 25 - Brian Urlacher, American football player May 26 - Phil Elverum, American singer-songwriter May 27 - Adin Brown, American soccer player May 29 - Pelle Almqvist, Swedish musician (The Hives) May 29 - Sébastien Grosjean, French tennis player May 29 - Adam Rickitt,British/New Zealand actor, May 30 - Eric Searle American Musician, June 2 - Dominic Cooper, English actor June 2 - Nikki Cox, American actress June 2 - Justin Long, American actor June 2 - A.J. Styles, American professional wrestler June 3 - Lyfe Jennings, R&B singer and song-writer June 5 - Fernando Meira, Portuguese football player June 6 - Carl Barât, English musician (The Libertines and Dirty Pretty Things) June 6 - Judith Barsi, American actress (d. 1988) June 6 - Mariana Popova, Bulgarian singer June 7 - Tony An, Korean singer (H.O.T) June 7 - Adrienne Frantz, American actress June 7 - Bill Hader, American comedian June 8 - Maria Menounos, American actress and television host June 9 - Shandi Finnessey, game hostess June 9 - Matthew Bellamy, British musician (Muse) June 9 - Miroslav Klose, German footballer June 9 - Michaela Conlin, American actress June 10 - Shane West, American actor June 10 - Brian West, American soccer player June 11 - Joshua Jackson, Canadian actor June 11 - Ujjwala Raut, Indian supermodel June 12 - DJ Qualls, American model and actor June 13 - Ethan Embry, American actor June 13 - Mathis Künzler, Swiss actor June 13 - Jason Michael Carroll, Country musician June 13 - Mikako Ichikawa, Japanese actress and model June 14 - Steve Bégin, French-Canadian hockey player June 14 - Diablo Cody, American screenwriter June 14 - Annia Hatch, Cuban-American gymnast June 15 - Wilfred Bouma, Dutch footballer June 15 - Zach Day, American baseball player June 16 - Daniel Brühl, German actor June 16 - Dainius Zubrus, Lithuanian ice hockey player June 16 - Jasmine Leong, Chinese Malaysian singer June 16 - Lyndsey Marshal, British film/stage/television actress June 17 - Kumiko Aso, Japanese actress June 17 - Isabelle Delobel, French European ice dancer June 18 - Wang Liqin, Chinese table tennis player June 19 - Tyson Dux, Canadian wrestler June 19 - Dirk Nowitzki, German basketball player June 19 - Zoe Saldana, American actress June 19 - Claudio Vargas, Dominican baseball player June 19 - Mía Maestro, Argentine actress June 20 - LaVar Arrington, American football player June 20 - Frank Lampard, English footballer June 20 - Jan-Paul Saeijs, Dutch footballer June 20 - Bobby Seay, American baseball player June 21 - Cristiano Lupatelli, Italian footballer June 21 - Jack Guzman, American actor June 21 - Erica Durance, Canadian actress June 21 - Dejan Ognjanović, Montenegrin football player June 22 - Champ Bailey, American football player June 22 - Jai Rodriguez, American TV personality June 22 - Dan Wheldon, British race car driver June 23 - Memphis Bleek, American rapper June 23 - Frédéric Leclercq, French bassist (DragonForce) June 23 - Matt Light, American football player June 24 - Luis García, Spanish footballer June 24 - Pantelis Kafes, Greek footballer June 24 - Shunsuke Nakamura, Japanese footballer June 24 - Ariel Pink, American musician June 24 - Juan Román Riquelme, Argentine footballer June 24 - Erno "Emppu" Vuorinen, Finnish guitarist (Nightwish) June 25 - Aftab Shivdasani, Bollywood actor June 25 - Layla El, 2006 WWE Diva Search winner June 25 - Luke Scott, American baseball player June 26 - Alexandra, French singer June 27 - Anna Kumble, British Singer June 28 - Simon Larose, Canadian professional tennis player June 29 - Sam Farrar, American bassist June 29 - Nicole Scherzinger, American singer and actress June 30 - Owen Lafave, ex-husband of Debra Lafave June 30 - Ben Cousins, Australian Football League player July 3 - Mizuki Noguchi, Japanese long-distance runner July 4 - Vicky Kaya, Greek supermodel and actress July 4 - Stephen McNally, British singer and songwriter (BBMak) July 4 - Emile Mpenza, Belgian footballer July 4 - Becki Newton, American actress July 6 - Tia Mowry and Tamera Mowry, American actresses July 6 - Kevin Senio, New Zealand rugby player July 9 - Linda Park, Korean-born actress July 9 - Mark Medlock, German singer July 10 - Jesse Lacey, American musician (Brand New) July 12 - Claire Chitham, New Zealand actress July 12 - Topher Grace, American actor July 12 - Michelle Rodriguez, American actress July 13 - Ryan Ludwick, American baseball player July 15 - Miguel Olivo, Dominican baseball player July 17 - Mike Hettinga, American professional wrestler July 17 - Émilie Simon, French singer July 17 - Katharine Towne, American actress July 18 - Shane Horgan, Irish rugby player July 18 - Ben Sheets, American baseball player July 18 - Mélissa Theuriau, French newscaster July 18 - Verónica Romeo, Spanish singer July 19 - Nené, Brazilian footballer July 20 - Pavel Datsyuk, Russian ice hockey player July 20 - Charlie Korsmo, American actor July 20 - Tamsyn Lewis, Australian athlete July 20 - Will Solomon, American basketball player July 20 - Elliott Yamin, American Idol contestant July 21 - Josh Hartnett, American actor July 21 - Justin Bartha, American actor July 21 - Damian Marley, Jamaican musician July 21 - Gary Teale, Scottish football player July 22 - Dennis Rommedahl, Danish footballer July 22 - A. 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Cook, Canadian actress July 22 - Martyn Lee, English radio presenter July 22 - Runako Morton, West Indian cricketer July 23 - Stuart Elliott, Northern Irish footballer July 23 - Stefanie Sun, Singaporean singer July 25 - Louise Brown, World's first test tube baby July 25 - Gerard Warren, American football player July 28 - Hitomi Yaida, Japanese singer/songwriter July 30 - James Branaman, American model and reality show contestant July 31 - Will Champion, English musician (Coldplay) July 31 - Zeta Makripoulia, Greek actress July 31 - Justin Wilson, English race car driver August 1 - Dhani Harrison, English musician August 1 - Edgerrin James, American football player August 1 - Andy Blignaut, Former Zimbabwean cricketer August 2 - Goran Gavrančić, Serbian footballer August 2 - Matt Guerrier, American baseball player August 3 - Mariusz Jop, Polish footballer August 4 - Kurt Busch, American race car driver August 5 - Nektaria Karantzi, Greek singer August 6 - Marisa Miller, American model August 7 - Jamey Jasta, American singer (Hatebreed) August 7 - Alexandre Aja, French director August 7 - Vanness Wu, Taiwanese singer August 7 - Cirroc Lofton, American actor August 7 - Shirley Yeung, Hong Kong actress August 8 - Alan Maybury, Irish footballer August 8 - Louis Saha, French footballer August 8 - Miho Shiraishi, Japanese actress August 8 - Countess Vaughn, American actress and singer August 9 - Audrey Tautou, French actress August 10 - Daniel Allsopp, Australian footballer August 10 - Chris Read, English cricketer August 10 - Claire Yiu, Hong Kong actress August 11 - Jermain Taylor, American boxer August 11 - Amber Brkich, American reality television personality August 12 - Hayley Wickenheiser, Canadian ice hockey player August 12 - Chris Chambers, American football player August 13 - Benjani Mwaruwari, Zimbabwean footballer August 14 - Anastasios Kyriakos, Greek footballer August 14 - Kate Ritchie, Australian actress August 15 - Tim Foreman, American bassist (Switchfoot) August 15 - Lilia Podkopayeva, Ukrainian gymnast August 15 - Stavros Tziortziopoulos, Greek footballer August 15 - Kerri Walsh, American beach volleyball player August 16 - Eddie Gill, American basketball player August 16 - Fu Mingxia, Chinese female diver August 17 - Karena Lam, Hong Kong actress August 17 - Vibeke Stene, Norwegian singer (Tristania) August 18 - Andy Samberg, American comedian August 18 - James Corden, British actor August 19 - Chris Capuano, American baseball player August 21 - Reuben Droughns, American football player August 21 - Jason Marquis, American baseball player August 21 - Alan Lee, Irish footballer August 21 - Lee Gronkiewicz, American baseball player August 21 - Peter Buxton, English rugby union player August 22 - Jeff Stinco, Canadian musician (Simple Plan) August 23 - Kobe Bryant, American basketball player August 23 - Julian Casablancas, American musician August 24 - Rafael Furcal, Dominican baseball player August 24 - Derek Morris, Canadian ice hockey player August 25 - Kel Mitchell, American actor August 26 - Raja Kashif, Pakistani singer August 28 - Jess Margera, American drummer (CKY) August 28 - Shaniqua, American wrestling valet August 29 - Celestine Babayaro, Nigerian footballer August 30 - Cliff Lee, American baseball player August 31 - Philippe Christanval, French footballer August 31 - Phina Oruche, British actress September 1 - Max Vieri, Australian soccer player September 3 - John Curtis, English footballer September 3 - Paul Moor, English ten-pin bowler September 3 - Michal Rozsival, Czech ice hockey player September 3 - Nick Wechsler, American actor September 3 - Valfar, Norwegian heavy metal vocalist/musician (Windir) (d. 2004) September 4 - Wes Bentley, American actor September 4 - Christian Walz, svensk soulartist. September 5 - Laura Bertram, Canadian actress September 5 - Chris Jack, New Zealand rugby union footballer September 5 - Zhang Zhong, Chinese chess player September 5 - Sylvester Joseph, West Indian cricketer September 6 - Cisco Adler, American singer September 6 - Alex Escobar, Venezuelan baseball player September 6 - Mathew Horne, English Actor September 6 - Tony Thaxton, drummer (Motion City Soundtrack) September 7 - Devon Sawa, Canadian actor September 7 - Erwin Koen, Dutch footballer September 8 - Gerard Autet, Spanish footballer September 8 - Gil Meche, American baseball player September 9 - Kurt Ainsworth, American baseball player September 9 - Shane Battier, American basketball player September 9 - Mariano Puerta, Argentine tennis player September 11 - Ed Reed, American football player September 11 - Ben Lee, Australian musician and singer September 11 - Dejan Stanković, Serbian footballer September 12 - Elisabetta Canalis, Italian model and actress September 12 - Benjamin McKenzie, American actor September 12 - Ruben Studdard, American singer September 13 - Megan Henning, American actress September 13 - Darren Kenton, English footballer September 14 - Carmen Kass, Estonian model September 14 - Danielle Peck, country music singer September 14 - Ben Cohen, English rugby union footballer September 15 - Eiður Guðjohnsen, Icelandic footballer September 16 - Dan Dickau, American basketball player September 16 - Matthew Rogers, American singer September 17 - Shawn Horcoff, Canadian ice hockey player September 18 - Pilar López de Ayala, Spanish actress September 18 - Augustine Simo, Cameroonian footballer September 19 - Michelle Alves, Brazilian supermodel September 19 - Nick Johnson, baseball player September 19 - Nigel Mitchell, Quizmania and Capital Disney presenter September 19 - Jorge López Montaña, Spanish footballer September 20 - Jason Bay, Canadian baseball player September 20 - Patrizio Buanne, Italian singer September 20 - Sarit Hadad, Israeli singer September 20 - T.J. Tucker, American baseball player September 20 - Dante Hall, American football player September 21 - Doug Howlett, New Zealand rugby union footballer September 22 - Ed Joyce, Irish-English cricketer September 22 - Harry Kewell, Australian soccer player September 23 - Worm Miller, American filmmaker September 23 - Keri Lynn Pratt, American actress September 24 - Wietse van Alten, Dutch archer September 24 - Tarek Saab, American TV show contestant September 25 - Roudolphe Douala, Cameroonian footballer September 25 - Ricardo Gardner, Jamaican footballer September 25 - Jodie Kidd, English model September 25 - Ryan Leslie, American music producer and singer September 25 - Joel Pineiro, Puerto Rican baseball player September 26 - Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot, Kenyan long-distance runner September 27 - Brad Arnold, American singer (3 Doors Down) September 27 - Jon Rauch, American baseball player September 28 - Bushido, German rapper September 29 - Kurt Nilsen, Norwegian singer September 29 - Mohini Bhardwaj, American gymnast September 29 - Gunner McGrath, American guitarist (Much the Same) September 30 - Candice Michelle, American female wrestler September 30 - Róbinson Zapata, Columbian footballer (goalkeeper) October 1 - Andrew JC Jackson, Australian surf lifesaver October 1 - Leticia Cline, American model and TV Personality October 2 - Ayumi Hamasaki, Japanese singer October 3 - Jake Shears, singer (Scissor Sisters) October 3 - Gerald Asamoah, German footballer October 3 - Claudio Pizarro, Peruvian footballer October 3 - Shannyn Sossamon, American actress October 4 - Ko Soo, South Korean television and movie actor October 4 - Kyle Lohse, American baseball player October 4 - Phillip Glasser, American actor and producer October 5 - Shane Ryan, Irish Gaelic footballer October 5 - Jesse Palmer, Canadian-born American football player October 5 - Morgan Webb, Canadian-born television presenter October 5 - James Valentine, American musician (Maroon 5) October 6 - Ricky Hatton, English boxer October 7 - Alesha Dixon, British pop singer (Mis-Teeq) October 7 - Zaheer Khan, Indian cricketer October 8 - Mick O'Driscoll, Irish rugby player October 8 - Antonino D'Agostino, Italian football player October 9 - Nicky Byrne, Irish musician (Westlife) October 9 - Juan Dixon, American basketball player October 9 - Randy Spelling, American actor October 10 - Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, American actress October 11 - Kali, Angolan footballer October 12 - Baden Cooke, Australian cyclist October 13 - Jermaine O'Neal, American basketball player October 14 - Justin Brannan, American musician October 14 - Ryan Church, American baseball player October 14 - Paul Hunter, English snooker player (d. 2006) October 14 - Steven Thompson, Scottish footballer October 14 - Usher, American singer and actor October 14 - Javon Walker, American football player October 15 - Devon Gummersall, American actor October 15 - Takeshi Morishima Japanese professional wrestler, October 16 - Ethan Luck, American musician (The O.C. Supertones October 18 - Wesley Jonathan, American actor October 18 - Mike Tindall, English rugby union player October 18 - Jyothika Saravanan, Indian actress popular in tamil October 19 - Enrique Bernoldi, Brazilian race car driver October 19 - James Roberts, British Ice Hockey Player October 19 - Zakhar Dubenskiy, Russian footballer October 19 - Henri Sorvali, Finnish musician October 20 - Virender Sehwag, Indian cricketer October 20 - Paul Wilson, Irish bass player (Snow Patrol) October 20 - Michael Johns, American Idol (season 7) finalist October 21 - Will Estes, American actor October 21 - Joey Harrington, American football player October 22 - Owais Shah, English cricketer October 22 - Dion Glover, American basketball player October 22 - Chaswe Nsofwa, Zambian footballer (d. 2007) October 23 - Steve Harmison, English cricketer October 23 - Jimmy Bullard, English footballer October 23 - Archie Thompson, Australian footballer October 24 - Carlos Edwards, Trinidadian footballer October 24 - Justin Lee Brannan, American musician October 25 - Russell Anderson, Scottish footballer October 26 - Jimmy Aggrey, English footballer October 26 - Mark Barry, English musician (BBMak) October 26 - CM Punk, American professional wrestler October 27 - Vanessa-Mae, Singapore musician October 27 - Sergei Samsonov, Russian ice hockey player October 28 - Marta Etura, Spanish actress October 28 - Justin Guarini, American singer October 29 - Travis Henry, American football player October 30 - Martin Dossett, American football player October 30 - Amanda Swafford, American model October 31 - Emmanuel Izonritei, Nigerian boxer October 31 - Zachary Knighton, American actor October 31 - Martin Verkerk, Dutch tennis player November 1 - Manju Warrier, Indian actress November 1 - Mary Kate Schellhardt, American actress November 1 - Jessica Valenti, American feminist writer and blogger November 3 - Julia Taylor, European adult film actress November 4 - Carmen Cali, American baseball player November 4 - John Grabow, American baseball player November 6 - Sandrine Blancke, Belgian actress November 6 - Daniella Cicarelli, Brazilian model and television host November 6 - Jolina Magdangal, Filipina singer November 6 - Taryn Manning, American actress November 6 - Zak Morioka, Brazilian racing driver November 7 - Mohamed Aboutrika, Egyptian footballer November 7 - Rio Ferdinand, English footballer November 7 - Tomoya Nagase, Japanese actor and singer (TOKIO) November 7 - Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink, Dutch footballer November 8 - Ali Karimi, Iranian footballer November 8 - Júlio Sérgio Bertagnoli, Brazilian footballer November 8 - Tim de Cler, Dutch footballer November 8 - Maurice Evans, American basketball player November 8 - Spyros Gogolos, Greek footballer November 9 - Todd Self, American baseball player November 9 - Sisqó, American singer (Dru Hill) November 10 - Eve, American rapper November 10 - Kyla Cole, Slovak pornographic actress November 10 - Drew McConnell, Irish musician (Babyshambles) November 11 - Lou Vincent, New Zealand cricketer November 12 - Andrew Kinlochan, English singer and musician November 12 - Alexandra Maria Lara, German Romanian actress November 12 - Ashley Williams, American actress November 12 - Lena Yada, American actress November 13 - Nikolai Fraiture, American bassist (The Strokes) November 14 - Bobby Allen, American ice hockey player November 14 - Xavier Nady, American baseball player November 16 - Kip Bouknight, American baseball player November 16 - Gary Naysmith, Scottish footballer November 16 - Carolina Parra, Brazilian musician (CSS) November 17 - Zoë Bell, New Zealand actress November 17 - Reggie Wayne, American football player November 18 - Damien Johnson, Northern Irish footballer November 19 - Věra Pospíšilová-Cechlová, Czech athlete November 19 - Matt Dusk, Canadian jazz musician / vocalist November 20 - Ryan Leslie, American singer/songwriter November 20 - Freya Lin, Taiwanese singer November 20 - Nadine Velazquez, American actress and model November 21 - Lucía Jiménez, Spanish actress November 21 - Sara Tanaka, American actress November 22 - Karen O, American singer (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) November 23 - Kayvan Novak, English actor November 24 - Katherine Heigl, American actress November 25 - Ringo Shiina, Japanese musician November 26 - Matthew Taylor, American bassist (Motion City Soundtrack) November 27 - Jimmy Rollins, American baseball player November 27 - Shy Love, adult film actress November 27 - Radek Štìpánek, Czech tennis player November 27 - Mike Skinner, English musician November 27 - Tim Yeung, American drummer (Vital Remains) November 28 - Freddie Mitchell, American football player November 28 - Mehdi Nafti, Tunisian footballer November 28 - Brent Albright, American professional wrestler November 28 - Ryan Leslie, American producer November 28 - Haytham Tambal, Sudanese footballer November 29 - Ludwika Paleta, Polish-born actress November 29 - Alessandro Fei, Italian volleyball player November 29 - Lauren German, American actress November 29 - Dimitrious Konstantopolous, Greek footballer November 30 - Clay Aiken, American singer November 30 - Gael García Bernal, Mexican actor November 30 - Emil Steiner, American writer December 1 - Mat Kearney, American singer and songwriter December 2 - Nelly Furtado, Canadian singer and songwriter December 2 - Chris Wolstenholme, British bassist (Muse) December 2 - David Rivas, Spanish Footballer plays for Real Betis December 2 - Jason Collins, American basketball player for New Jersey Nets December 2 - Jarron Collins, American basketball player for Utah Jazz December 2 - Peter Moylan, Australian Major League Baseball Pitcher for the Atlanta Braves December 3 - Trina, American rapper December 3 - Jiří Bicek, Slovak ice hockey player December 4 - Michele Di Piedi, Italian footballer December 4 - Jaclyn Victor, Malaysian singer December 5 - Olli Jokinen, Finnish ice hockey player December 5 - Marcelo Zalayeta, Uruguayan footballer December 6 - K. D. Aubert, American actress December 6 - Chris Basak, American baseball player December 6 - Darrell Jackson, American football player December 7 - Shiri Appleby, American actress December 7 - Frankie J, Mexican-born American singer December 7 - Chad Dukes, Radio Personality December 8 - John Oster, Welsh footballer December 8 - Anwar Siraj, Ethiopian footballer December 8 - Ian Somerhalder, American actor December 8 - Vernon Wells, American baseball player December 9 - Jesse Metcalfe, American actor December 10 - Brandon Novak, American skateboarder December 10 - Summer Phoenix, American actress December 12 - Monica Barladeanu, Romanian actress December 12 - Louis (artist), Korean singer ("Jung Hwa Ban Jum") December 12 - Jennifer Rovero, December 12 - Evren Genis, Turkish composer December 13 - Ryo Kawakita, Japanese guitarist (Maximum the Hormone) December 14 - Kim St-Pierre, Canadian ice hockey player December 14 - Radu Sârbu, Moldovan singer (O-Zone) December 14 - Patty Schnyder, Swiss tennis player December 15 - Mark Jansen, Dutch guitarist (Epica) December 15 - Jerome McDougle, American football player December 16 - Gunter Van Handenhoven, Belgian footballer December 16 - Kaine, American rapper (Ying Yang Twins) December 17 - Alex Cintrón, Puerto Rican baseball player December 17 - Riteish Deshmukh, Indian actor December 17 - Manny Pacquiao, Filipino boxer December 17 - Neil Sanderson, Canadian drummer (Three Days Grace) December 17 - Chase Utley, American baseball player December 18 - Daniel Cleary, Canadian ice hockey player December 18 - Ali Curtis, American soccer player December 18 - Katie Holmes, American actress December 19 - Patrick Casey, American screenwriter and actor December 20 - Geremi Njitap, Cameroon footballer December 20 - Andrei Markov, Russian ice hockey player December 21 - Mike Vitar, American actor December 23 - Andra Davis, American football player December 23 - Esthero, Canadian musician and singer December 23 - Jodie Marsh, British glamour model December 23 - Víctor Martínez, Venezuelan baseball player December 23 - Estella Warren, Canadian model and actress December 24 - Yıldıray Baştürk, Turkish footballer December 25 - Joel Porter, Australian footballer December 25 - Simon Jones, English cricketer December 26 - Kaoru Sugayama, Japanese volleyball player December 28 - Chris Coyne, Australian footballer December 28 - John Legend, American musician December 29 - Alexis Amore, Peruvian pornographic actress December 29 - Kieron Dyer, English footballer December 29 - LaToya London, American singer December 30 - Devin Brown, American basketball player December 30 - Tyrese, American singer and actor December 30 - Zbigniew Robert Promiński, Polish drummer December 31 - Papoose, American rapper
January 6 - Burt Munro, New Zealand motorcycle racer (b. 1899) January 10 - Don Gillis, American composer (b. 1912) January 11 - Ibn-e-Insha, Pakistani humorist and Urdu poet (b. 1927) January 14 - Harold Abrahams, British athlete (b. 1899) January 14 - Blossom Rock, American actress (b. 1895) January 18 - Carl Betz, American film and television actor (b. 1921) January 18 - Walter H. Thompson, English Scotland Yard detective January 22 - Herbert Sutcliffe, English cricketer (b. 1894) January 23 - Terry Kath, American musician (Chicago) (b. 1946) January 23 - Jack Oakie, American actor (b. 1903) January 23 - Vic Ames, American singer (Ames Brothers) (b. 1925) January 24 - Herta Oberheuser, German doctor (b. 1911) February 9 - Costante Girardengo, Italian cyclist (b. 1893) February 9 - Julio Jaramillo, Ecuadorian singer (b. 1935) February 11 - Harry Martinson, Swedish writer February 14 - Paul Governali, American professional football player (b. 1921) February 16 - E. Roland Harriman, American financier (b. 1895) February 18 - Maggie McNamara, American actress (b. 1928) February 27 - Vadim Salmanov, Russian composer (b. 1912) February 28 - Philip Ahn, American actor (b. 1905) February 28 - Zara Cully, American actress (b. 1892) February 28 - Eric Frank Russell, English author (b. 1905) March 7 - Steve Bilko, American baseball player (b. 1928) March 11 - Claude François, French singer (b. 1939) March 12 - John Cazale, American actor (b. 1935) March 12 - Gene Moore, American baseball player (b. 1909) March 18 - Leigh Brackett, American author (b. 1915) March 18 - Peggy Wood, American actress (b. 1892) March 26 - Wilfred Pickles, English actor and broadcaster (b. 1904) March 28 - Dino Ciani, Italian pianist (d. 1941) April 8 - Ford Frick, American baseball commissioner (b. 1894) April 21 - Sandy Denny, British vocalist (b. 1947) April 22 - Will Geer, American actor (b. 1902) May 1 - Aram Khachaturian, Armenian composer (b. 1903) May 26 - Cybele, Greek actress (b. 1887) May 28 - Arthur Brough, English actor (b. 1905) May 31 - József Bozsik, Hungarian footballer (b. 1925) June 12 - Guo Moruo, Chinese writer (b. 1892) June 20 - Mark Robson, Canadian film director and producer (b. 1913) June 24 - Robert Charroux, French writer (b. 1909) June 29 - Bob Crane, American actor (b. 1928) July 2 - Aris Alexandrou, Greek novelist July 3 - James Daly, American actor (b. 1918) July 10 - Joe Davis, English snooker player (b. 1901) August 2 - Carlos Chávez, Mexican composer (b. 1899) August 5 - Jesse Haines, American baseball player (b. 1893) August 14 - Nicolas Bentley, British writer (b. 1907) August 26 - Charles Boyer, French actor (b. 1899) August 26 - José Manuel Moreno, Argentine footballer (b. 1916) August 28 - Robert Shaw, English actor and writer (b. 1927) September 6 - Tom Wilson, American record producer (b. 1931) September 7 - Keith Moon, English drummer (The Who) (b. 1946) September 9 - Hugh MacDiarmid, Scottish poet (b. 1892) September 10 - Ronnie Peterson, Swedish race car driver (b. 1944) September 11 - Mike Gazella, American baseball player (b. 1895) September 11 - Georgi Markov, Bulgarian dissident (b. 1929) September 11 - Ronnie Peterson, Swedish F1 driver (b. 1944) September 23 - Lyman Bostock, American baseball player (murdered) (b. 1950) September 30 - Edgar Bergen, American actor and ventriloquist (b. 1903) October 9 - Jacques Brel, Belgian singer and actor (b. 1929) October 10 - Ralph Metcalfe, American athlete (b. 1910) October 12 - Nancy Spungen, girlfriend of Sex Pistol Sid Vicious (b. 1958) October 16 - Dan Dailey, American actor (b. 1913) October 18 - Ramón Mercader, Assassin of Leon Trotsky (b. 1914) October 19 - Gig Young, American actor (b. 1913) October 20 - Gunnar Nilsson, Swedish race car driver (b.1948) October 22 - John Riley, English poet (murdered) (b. 1937) October 23 - Maybelle Carter, American guitarist and musical innovator (b. 1909) November 6 - Heiri Suter, Swiss cyclist (b. 1899) November 7 - Gene Tunney, heavyweight boxing champion (b. 1897) November 8 - Norman Rockwell, American illustrator (b. 1894) November 18 - Leo Ryan, U.S. Congressman (b. 1925) November 20 - Vasilisk Gnedov, Russian poet (b. 1890) November 25 - Elaine Esposito, American woman who hold the record for longest coma (b. 1934) December 10 - Edward D. Wood, Jr. December 11 - Paul O'Dea, American baseball player (b. 1920) December 15 - Chill Wills, American actor (b. 1903) December 27 - Bob Luman, American country and rockabilly singer (b. 1937)
January 1 - Air India Flight 855 Boeing 747 crashes into the sea, due to instrument failure and pilot disorientation, off the coast of Bombay, killing 213. January 1 - The Constitution of the Northern Mariana Islands becomes effective. January 6 - The Crown of St. Stephen (also known as the Holy Crown of Hungary) is returned to Hungary from the United States, where it was held after World War II. January 18 - The European Court of Human Rights finds the United Kingdom government guilty of mistreating prisoners in Northern Ireland, but not guilty of torture. January 19 - The last Volkswagen Beetle made in Germany leaves VW's plant in Emden. Beetle production in Latin America would continue until 2003. January 23 - Sweden becomes the first nation in the world to ban aerosol sprays, believed to be damaging to earth's ozone layer. January 24 - Soviet satellite Cosmos 954 burns up in Earth's atmosphere, scattering debris over Canada's Northwest Territories. January 24 - Rose Dugdale and Eddie Gallagher become the first convicted prisoners to marry in prison in the history of the Republic of Ireland. January 29 - Sweden outlaws aerosol sprays due to their harmful effect on the ozone layer, becoming the first nation to enact such a ban. February 1 - Director Roman Polanski skips bail and flees the United States to France after pleading guilty to charges of engaging in sex with a 13-year-old girl. February 6 - The Blizzard of 1978, one of the worst Nor'easters in New England history, hit the region, with sustained winds of 65 mph and snowfall of 4" an hour. February 8 - Proceedings of the United States Senate are broadcast on radio for the first time. February 11 - Censorship: the People's Republic of China lifts a ban on works by Aristotle, Shakespeare and Dickens. February 13 - Hilton bombing: a bomb explodes in a refuse truck outside the Hilton Hotel in Sydney, Australia, killing two refuse collectors and a policeman. February 16 - The first computer bulletin board system is created (CBBS in Chicago, Illinois). February 19 - Egyptian forces raid Larnaca International Airport, in an attempt to intervene in a hijacking situation, without authorisation from the Republic of Cyprus authorities. The Cypriot National Guard and Police forces kill 15 Egyptian commandos and destroy the Egyptian C-130 transport plane in open combat. March 2 - Czech Vladimír Remek becomes the first non-Russian or non-American to go into space, when he is launched aboard Soyuz 28. March 5 - The Landsat 3 is launched from Vandenberg AFB in California. March 8 - The first-ever radio episode of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams, is transmitted on BBC Radio 4. March 11 - Nine Palestinian Al Fatah guerrillas hijack a bus in Israel, killing 34 civilians and wounding 70 before being killed by security forces. The Israelis retaliate by invading southern Lebanon three days later in Operation Litani. March 14 - The Israeli Defense Force invades and occupies southern Lebanon, in Operation Litani. March 16 - Former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro is kidnapped by left-wing terrorists and is later killed by his captors. March 16 - Supertanker Amoco Cadiz splits in two after running aground on the Portsall Rocks, three miles off the coast of Brittany, resulting in the 5th-largest oil spill in history. March 19 - UN Security Council Resolution 425 and 426 are passed, calling upon Israel immediately to cease its military action and withdraw its forces from all Lebanese territory (Operation Litani), and establishing the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). March 22 - Karl Wallenda of the The Flying Wallendas dies after falling off a tight-rope between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico. March 23 - The first UNIFIL troops arrived in Lebanon for peacekeeping mission along the Blue Line. March 28 - The US Supreme Court hands down 5-3 decision in Stump v. Sparkman, 435 U.S. 349, a controversial case involving involuntary sterilization and judicial immunity. April 1 - Philippine College of Commerce, through a presidential decree, becomes the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. April 7 - Development of the neutron bomb is canceled by U.S. President Jimmy Carter. April 14 - 1978 Tbilisi Demonstrations: Thousands of Georgians demonstrate against Soviet attempts to change the constitutional status of the Georgian language. April 20 - Korean Air Flight 902 shot down by Soviets. April 27 - Former United States President Nixon aide John D. Ehrlichman is released from an Arizona prison after serving 18 months for Watergate-related crimes. April 28 - President of Afghanistan, Mohammed Daoud Khan, is overthrown and assassinated in a coup led by pro-communist rebels. May 3 - The first unsolicited bulk commercial e-mail (which would later become known as "spam") is sent by a Digital Equipment Corporation marketing representative to every ARPANET address on the west coast of the United States. May 12 - In Zaïre, rebels occupy the city of Kolwezi, the mining center of the province of Shaba. The local government asks the U.S., France and Belgium to restore order. May 14 - First round of the presidential elections in Upper Volta. May 28 - Second round of the presidential elections in Upper Volta. The election is won by incumbent Sangoulé Lamizana. June 1 - The FIFA World Cup kicks off in Argentina with a match held in Buenos Aires between cup holder West Germany and Poland June 1 - The first international applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty are filed. June 9 - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opens its priesthood to "all worthy men", ending a 148-year-old policy excluding black men. June 10 - Costa Rica becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty. June 11 - Altaf Hussain founds the students' political movement All Pakistan Muhajir Students Organisation a.k.a (APMSO) in Karachi University. June 12 - David Berkowitz, the "Son of Sam" killer in New York City, is sentenced to 365 years in prison for six killings. June 13 - Israeli Defense Forces withdraw from Lebanon. June 22 - Charon, a satellite of the dwarf planet Pluto, is discovered. June 26 - Air Canada Flight 189 to Toronto overruns the runway and crashes into the Etobicoke Creek ravine. Two of 107 passengers on board perish. June 28 - The United States Supreme Court, in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke bars quota systems in college admissions. July 1 - Northern Territory (Aus) granted Self-Government. July 6 - The Taunton sleeping car fire occurred in Taunton, Somerset killing twelve people. July 7 - The Solomon Islands become independent from the United Kingdom. July 10 - World News Tonight premieres on ABC. July 10 - President Moktar Ould Daddah of Mauritania is ousted in a bloodless coup d'état. July 11 - Los Alfaques Disaster: A truck carrying liquid gas crashes and explodes at a coastal campsite in Tarragona, Spain killing 216 tourists. July 25 - The Cerro Maravilla Incident occurs. July 25 - Louise Brown, the world's first "test tube baby" is born. August 7 - United States President Jimmy Carter declares a federal emergency at Love Canal. August 12 - Japan and the People's Republic of China sign the Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Japan and the People's Republic of China. August 17 - Double Eagle II becomes first balloon to cross the Atlantic Ocean when it lands in Miserey near Paris, 137 hours after leaving Presque Isle, Maine. August 22 - The Frente Sandinista de Liberacion or FSLN occupies national palace in Nicaragua. August 26 - Papal conclave, 1978 (August): Pope John Paul I is elected to the Papacy. August 26 - Sigmund Jähn becomes first German cosmonaut on board of the Soyuz 31 spacecraft. August 31 - William and Emily Harris, founders of the Symbionese Liberation Army, plead guilty to the 1974 kidnapping of newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst. September 5 - Camp David Accords: Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat begin peace process at Camp David, Maryland. September 7 - While walking across Waterloo Bridge in London, Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov is assassinated by Bulgarian secret police agent Francesco Giullino by means of a ricin pellet fired from in a specially-designed umbrella. September 11 - U.S. President Jimmy Carter, President Anwar Sadat of Egypt, and Prime Minister Menachem Begin of Israel meet at Camp David and agree on a framework for peace between Israel and Egypt and a comprehensive peace in the Middle East. September 16 - An earthquake hits the city of Tabas, Iran measuring 7.5-7.9 on the Richter scale killing about 25,000 people. September 17 - The Camp David Accords are signed by Israel and Egypt. September 18 - Leaders of Israel and Egypt reach a settlement for the Middle East at Camp David. September 25 - PSA Flight 182, a Boeing 727-214, collides in mid-air with a Cessna 172 and crashes in San Diego, California, resulting in the deaths of 144 people. October 1 - Tuvalu gains independence from the United Kingdom. October 1 - The Voltaic Revolutionary Communist Party is founded. October 8 - Australia's Ken Warby sets the current world water speed record of 317.60mph at Blowering Dam, Australia. October 21 - Australian civilian pilot Frederick Valentich vanishes in a Cessna 182 over the Bass Strait south of Melbourne, after reporting contact with an unidentified aircraft. October 26 - Independent Counsel Act is signed into law. November 3 - Dominica gains its independence from the United Kingdom. November 12 - As Bishop of Rome Pope John Paul II took possession of his Cathedral Church, the Basilica of St. John Lateran November 15 - A chartered DC-8 crashes near Colombo, Sri Lanka, killing 183. November 18 - Jonestown incident: In Guyana, Jim Jones leads his Peoples Temple cult in a mass murder-suicide that claims 918 lives in all, 909 of them at Jonestown itself, including over 270 children. Congressman Leo J. Ryan is assassinated by members of Peoples Temple shortly beforehand. November 27 - In San Francisco, California, city mayor George Moscone and openly gay city supervisor Harvey Milk are assassinated by former supervisor Dan White. December 4 - Following the murder of Mayor George Moscone, Dianne Feinstein becomes San Francisco, California's first female mayor (she served until January 8, 1988). December 5 - The Soviet Union signs a "friendship treaty" with the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan. December 6 - Spain approves its latest constitution in a referendum. December 10 - Arab-Israeli conflict: Prime Minister of Israel Menachem Begin and President of Egypt Anwar Sadat are jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. December 15 - President Jimmy Carter announces that the United States will recognize the People's Republic of China and cutoff all relations with Taiwan December 16 - Cleveland, Ohio becomes the first post-Depression era city to default on its loans, owing $14,000,000 to local banks. December 17 - The Workers Party of Jamaica is founded by Trevor Munroe. December 22 - The pivotal Third Plenum of the 11th National Congress of the Communist Party of China is held in Beijing, with Deng Xiaoping reversing Mao-era policies to pursue a program for Chinese economic reform. December 27 - Spain becomes a democracy after 40 years of dictatorship.