Events concerning the Grand Theft Auto series in 1978.
- Niko Bellic is born in Yugoslavia.
- Jon Gravelli takes control of the Gambetti Family after Sonny Cangelosi dies.
- Florian Cravic is born in Yugoslavia.
- Derrick McReary is arrested for armed robbery.
- Giovanni Ancelotti takes control of the Ancelotti crime family after his uncle dies.
- Harry Hall is arrested for speeding violation.
- Mark Lupisella is arrested for manslaughter.
- Sonny Honorato is arrested for cemetery desecration.
- Luca Silvestri is born in Alderney City, Alderney.
- Lyle Rivas is born in Puerto Rico.
- Bucky Sligo is arrested for armed robbery.
- Jolene Cranley-Evans is murdered by her husband Jock Cranley.
- The movie 'An American Divorce' was produced by Richards Majestic Productions.
- Solomon Richards begins to run Richards Majestic Productions.
- Kim Young-Guk is born in North Korea.