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The American Institute of Architects presented its Gold Medal to Philip Johnson.
J. M. Gutiérrez Souza received Spain's Blasco Ibáñez Prize for his first novel, Así me dijo Arturo, about the supernatural and the commonplace.
Dolly Parton was named the Country Music Association's 1978 Entertainer of the Year.
The 1978 Fields Medals, awarded at the quadrennial meeting of the International Congress of Mathematics in Helsinki, Finland, in August, went to Pierre Deligne of the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques, Charles Fefferman of Princeton University, G. A. Margulis of the Soviet Union, and Daniel Quillen of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Jean-Claude Renard won the Guillaume Apollinaire prize for La Lumière du silence.
The Soviet Union's biennial Lenin Prize went to Aleksandr Chakovsky for his novel Blockade and to Belorussian poet Maksim Tank for his poem Narochanskye Pines.
Elaine Barbour, an elementary
school teacher from Colorado, was named Teacher
of the Year by Encyclopædia Britannica, the
Council of Chief State School Officers, and the Ladies'
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