World Events

Posted in 1978

  • St Peter's Square, Vatican CityWorld's first test tube baby is born in Britain.
  • Middle East peace talks begun in 1977 between Israel and Egypt, cease.
  • Pope John Paul I is elected but dies suddenly in September after a reign of 33 days. Polish cardinal is elected as Pope John Paul II, the first non-Italian Pope since 1522.
  • China and Japan sign a ten-year peace and friendship treaty.