Gelsey Kirkland, star of American Ballet Theatre, is seen here as Kitri in
Don Quixote on the cover of TIME Magazine on the 1st of May, 1978. Kirkland, whose professional career began with New York City Ballet at only fifteen, moved to ABT in 1974, where she found fame dancing with Soviet ballet star Mikhail Baryshnikov.
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This photograph was taken in January, 1978, and shows the village of
Bray Shop in Cornwall, England blanketed in snow.
Bray Shop is in the east of the county, near the border with Devon.
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Notorious for its terrible reviews and reception, and one of the first spinoffs of the
Star Wars franchise, The Star Wars Holiday Special premiered on the 17 th of November, 1978.
In the special, Chewbacca and Han Solo visit Chewbacca’s home world, Kashyyyk, to celebrate Life Day.
Perhaps because of the negative reception, the
Holiday Special has never again been rebroadcast, and was not made available on video.
Today it is only available as a bootleg copy, and its IMDB rating sits at 2.4 stars out of ten.
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The Hilton Hotel in Sydney, Australia was bombed in the early hours of the 13th of February, 1978.
Two garbage collectors and a policeman were killed when a bomb was left in a rubbish bin outside. Eleven other people were injured.
It is still unclear who was behind the attack.
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Korean Air Lines Flight 902. Shot down by the Soviet Union on the 20 th of April, 1978.
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