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African-American men were not deemed equal members of the Mormon Church until 1978.
In 1978, a student in the U.S. working a minimum wage job could pay for 4 years of college with no debt.
The number of Americans who don’t read books has nearly tripled since 1978.
In 1978, North Korea kidnapped two famous South Korean filmmakers, a director and a leading actress, and forced them to work on propaganda films.
In 2017 you can re-use calendars from the years 2006, 1995, 1989, 1978, 1967, 1961, 1950, 1939, 1933, and 1922.
Way before the Web, France had Minitel since 1978, an online service that gave its users access to online shopping, search engines, porn and message boards. It reached 25 million users in the 90s, connecting to more than 23,000 services.
Skateboards were banned in Norway between 1978 and 1989.