Fun Facts image 1978

Financial

  • Yearly income: $17,000
  • New house: $54,800
  • Gallon of gas: .63¢
  • Dozen eggs: .48¢

Showbiz

  • "Superman The Movie" premieres
  • "Garfield the Cat" published
  • "Taxi" premieres
  • "Grease" premieres

Other Stuff

  • John Paul II becomes Pope after John Paul I becomes Pope the same year
  • Space Invaders launches craze for computer video games
  • Artificial heart created
  • Ultrasound used for the first time
  • By using vitro fertilization, the first test tube baby is born