Birthdays in History in 1978

  • Jan 1 Paramahamsa Sri Nithyananda, Indian spiritualist
  • Jan 5 Sabrina Harman, American military figure and accused torturer
  • Jan 8 Boris Avrukh, Israeli chess grandmaster
  • Jan 14 Just Blaze, American hip hop producer
  • Jan 31 Brad Rutter, Jeopardy! champion
  • Jan 31 Ray Shah, Irish DJ, TV, radio presenter
  • Feb 7 David Aebischer, National Hockey League goaltender
  • Feb 9 Daniel Mann, British television commentator
  • Feb 10 Lorna Bailey, English ceramic designer
  • Feb 12 Silver Meikar, Estonian politician
  • Feb 15 Tuan Le, American poker player
  • Feb 17 Jacob Wetterling, American kidnapping victim
  • Feb 24 Louise Woodward, ELton England, nanny who killed Matthew Eappen
  • Feb 26 John Tartaglia, Broadway performer and "Muppeteer"
  • Mar 11 Christopher Rice, American author
  • Mar 12 Cristina Teuscher, New Rochelle NY, 4X200m freestyle (Olymp-gold-96)
  • Mar 12 Arina Tanemura, Japanese mangaka
  • Mar 14 Carlo Giuliani, Italian anarchist (d. 2001)
  • Mar 15 Takeru Kobayashi, Japanese competitive eater
  • Mar 21 Charmaine Dragun, Australian news anchor (d.2007)
  • Mar 24 Michael Braun, Australian rules footballer
  • Apr 4 Sam Moran, Australian entertainer
  • Apr 16 Matthew Lloyd, Australian rules footballer
  • Apr 19 Amanda Sage, American born visionary artist
  • Apr 20 Mirei Kuroda, Japanese gravure idol
  • May 4 Shaenon K. Garrity, American webcomics writer and artist
  • May 6 Fredrick Federley, Swedish politician
  • May 6 Alexander Fedorov, Russian bodybuilder
  • May 7 Brian Clevinger, American author
  • May 17 Paddy Kenny, Irish goalkeeper
  • May 24 Brian Ching, American footballer
  • May 30 Lyoto Machida, Brazilian mixed martial artist
  • Jun 7 Adrienne Frantz, (Tiffany Thorne-Sunset Beach), born in Mt Clemens, Michigan
  • Jun 9 Shandi Finnessey, game hostess
  • Jun 19 Garfield the Cat, animated character "Big fat hairy deal"
  • Jun 20 Quinton Jackson, American Mixed Martial Artist
  • Jun 30 Owen Lafave, ex-husband of Debra Lafave
  • Jun 30 Ben Cousins, Australian Football League player
  • Jul 2 Jüri Ratas, Estonian politician
  • Jul 17 Ricardo Arona, Brazilian mixed martial artist
  • Jul 22 Martyn Lee, English radio presenter
  • Jul 25 Louise Brown, English, 1st person born through in vitro fertilisation (IVF), born in Oldham
  • Jul 25 Louise Joy Brown, Oldham England, world's first test tube baby
  • Aug 7 Alexandre Aja, French director
  • Aug 28 Shaniqua, American wrestling valet
  • Sep 1 Lucie Blackman, English murder victim (d. 2000)
  • Sep 3 Paul Moor, English ten-pin bowler
  • Sep 4 Christian Walz, svensk soulartist.
  • Sep 5 Zhang Zhong, Chinese chess player
  • Sep 19 Nigel Mitchell, Quizmania and Capital Disney presenter
  • Sep 24 Tarek Saab, American TV show contestant
  • Oct 1 Andrew JC Jackson, Australian surf lifesaver
  • Oct 14 Paul Hunter, English snooker player (d. 2006)
  • Oct 20 Paul Wilson, Irish bass player (Snow Patrol)
  • Nov 2 Vitor "Shaolin" Ribeiro, Brazilian mixed-martial artist and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion
  • Nov 9 Steven Lopez, American taekwondo martial artist
  • Nov 28 Ryan Leslie, American producer
  • Nov 30 Emil Steiner, American writer
  • Dec 7 Chad Dukes, Radio Personality
  • Dec 10 Donna Williams, co-founder of Neopets
  • Dec 13 BJ Penn, American mixed martial artist