Events, Births, and Deaths occured in year 1978

Historical Events

January 1 - 213 people killed as Air India Flight 855 Boeing 747 crashes into the sea off the coast of Bombay.

Famous Births

January 1 - Bollywood heroine Vidya Balan was born in Ottapalam, Kerala. She has acted in Hindi, Bengali, and Malayalam films. She has received one National Film Award, four Filmfare Awards and four Screen Awards.

January 13 - Ashmit Amit Patel was born. He is a Bollywood actor. He is the younger brother of Amisha Patel.

December 17 - Bollywood hero Riteish Deshmukh was born in Mumbai. He is the son of the late politician Vilasrao Deshmukh.

Famous Deaths

February 19 - Pankaj Kumar Mullick died in Calcutta at the age of 72. He was a Bengali music director who also worked for Hindi films at the start of playback singing. He was honoured with Padma Shri and Dadasaheb Phalke Award.

November 18 - Hirendra Nath Ganguly (Dhiren Ganguly or D.G) died. He was a entrepreneur/actor/director of Bengali Cinema. He received Dadasaheb Phalke Award and Padma Bhushan Award.

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