People on Time Covers 1978

Wikipedia and Time list the Time magazine covers and with no international covers, my list is shorter than post 2000. Guess the people featured on at least one cover in 1978.
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Last updated: February 18, 2024
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American professional boxer and activist. Nicknamed "the Greatest", he is regarded as one of the most significant sports figures of the 20th century and is often regarded as the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time.
Muhammad Ali
Palestinian political leader. He was chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) from 1969 to 2004 and president of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) from 1994 to 2004. Awarded a share of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994.
Yasser Arafat
American etiquette expert, public relations executive and author who was most famous for serving as Jacqueline Kennedy's Social Secretary.
Letitia Baldrige
American actor and filmmaker. He is the only person to have been nominated for acting, directing, writing, and producing in the same film, and he did so twice: first for Heaven Can Wait and again for Reds.
Warren Beatty
Israeli politician, founder of Likud and Prime Minister of Israel. After the signing of a peace treaty with Egypt in 1979, he shared the Nobel Prize for Peace.
Menachem Begin
French businessman who was president of cosmetics company Revlon in succession to Charles Revson.
Michel Bergerac
German-American business leader, economist and political adviser who served as United States Secretary of the Treasury from 1977 to 1979.
W. Michael Blumenthal
American politician who served as a United States senator from West Virginia for over 51 years, from 1959 until his death in 2010.
Robert Byrd
American attorney, professor, and public servant. He is known for the roles he played in shaping welfare policies in the cabinets of Presidents Lyndon B. Johnson and Jimmy Carter and for serving as United States Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare in the Carter administration.
Joseph A. Califano Jr.
American politician and humanitarian who served as the US president from 1977 to 1981.
Jimmy Carter
American jockey. In 1978 he became the youngest jockey to win the U. S. Triple Crown. He is the only jockey ever named Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year
Steve Cauthen
King of the United Kingdom and the 14 other Commonwealth realms, formerly Prince of Wales.
King Charles III
Chinese revolutionary and politician who served as the paramount leader of the People's Republic of China (PRC) from December 1978 to November 1989.
Deng Xiaoping
American actor and film director. He rose to fame with his role as the "Man with No Name" in spaghetti Westerns during the mid-1960s and as antihero cop in the five Dirty Harry films throughout the 1970s and 1980s.
Clint Eastwood
King and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia from 13 June 1982 until his death in 2005.
King Fahd
American businessman, lobbyist, and politician. He was a tax policy activist responsible for passage of California's Proposition 13 in 1978.
Howard Jarvis
Head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City from 26 August 1978 until his death 33 days later.
Pope John Paul I
Head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 1978 until his death in 2005.
Pope John Paul II
American ballerina. She appeared in the dance role of Clara Stahlbaum in Mikhail Baryshnikov's 1977 televised production of The Nutcracker, which Baryshnikov also acted in as the titular Nutcracker/Prince.
Gelsey Kirkland
Canadian Québécois politician and journalist who served as the premier of Quebec from 1976 to 1985. He was the first Québécois political leader to seek, through a referendum, a mandate to negotiate the political independence of Quebec.
René Lévesque
American businessman and investment banker who served as the US secretary of the treasury from 1979 to 1981. He also served as chairman of the Federal Reserve from 1978 to 1979.
G. William Miller
The last monarch of Iran. He succeeded his father in 1941 and remained in power until he was overthrown by the 1979 Iranian Revolution, which abolished the country's monarchy and established the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
He wrote crime novels about the Italian-American Mafia and Sicilian Mafia, most notably The Godfather, which he later adapted into a film trilogy directed by Francis Ford Coppola. He also wrote the original screenplay for the 1978 Superman film and its 1980 sequel.
Mario Puzo
American actor, considered a sex symbol and icon of 1970s American popular culture. His breakthrough role was in Deliverance. He played leading roles in The Longest Yard, Smokey and the Bandit , Semi-Tough, The Cannonball Run and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
Burt Reynolds
Egyptian politician and military officer who served as the president of Egypt, from 15 October 1970 until his assassination on 6 October 1981. In 1978, he and the Prime Minister of Israel signed a peace treaty in cooperation with United States President Jimmy Carter, for which they were recognized with the Nobel Peace Prize. Man of the Year of 1977.
Anwar Sadat
Soviet dissident and later Israeli politician, human rights activist and author who spent nine years in Soviet prisons as a refusenik during the 1970s and 1980s.
Natan Sharansky
American model and fashion designer. Frequently described as America's first supermodel, she made multiple appearances on the covers of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and Time magazine.
Cheryl Tiegs
American actor. He came to prominence starring in the sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter followed by leading roles in Grease and Urban Cowboy. He earned nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his roles in Saturday Night Fever and Pulp Fiction.
John Travolta
Canadian lawyer and politician who served as the prime minister of Canada from 1968 to 1979 and from 1980 to 1984.
Pierre Trudeau
Admiral in the US Navy who served as President of the Naval War College, Supreme Allied Commander NATO Southern Europe, and was Director of Central Intelligence under the Carter administration.
Stansfield Turner
American lawyer and US Secretary of State from 1977 to 1980.
Cyrus Vance
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