Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Capricorn.
Zodiac Element: Earth.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1978 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
Native American Zodiac: The 1st of January, 1978 falls under the Goose.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
Age: Anyone born on the 1st of January, 1978, will be 41 years of age.
American Format: 01-01-1978 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
YMD Format: 1978-01-01. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19780101" are easier to sort.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 252460800.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 1st of January:
New Year's Day
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 1st of January, 1978:
United States: How Deep Is Your Love - Bee Gees
United Kingdom: Mull Of Kintyre / Girls School - Wings
News Topics, Fads & Culture
Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on the 1st of January, 1978.
1978 in music.
Popular music artists in 1978 included Andy Gibb, The Bee Gees, Debby Boone, Exile, Player, A Taste of Honey, Commodores, Frankie Valli, Kate Bush, John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John, Eric Clapton, Paul Davis and Samantha Sang.
Who was the US President on this particular date?
Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on the 1st of January, 1978.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on the 1st of January, 1978 was probably conceived around the 24th of March, 1977. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 1st of January, 1978 is the 11th of October, 1978. (Rough Estimate).
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 1st of January, 1978.
15,059 days have passed since this date.
1,301,097,600 seconds have passed since the 1st of January, 1978.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,517,947,200 times.
Since the 1st of January, 1978, earth has travelled approximately 671,366,361,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 216,849,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 111,894,394 steps. That's about 49,731 miles!
Since this date, 15,613,171 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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