- Sugar Bowl (1978 season):
- January 21 – Super Bowl XIII – Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Dallas Cowboys 35-31.
- August 4 – Opening game of the American Football Bundesliga played between Frankfurter Löwen and Düsseldorf Panther, first-ever league game of American football in Germany.
- November 10 – German Bowl I – Frankfurter Löwen defeated the Ansbach Grizzlies 14-8.
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