The 1st of January, 1978, fell on a Sunday. Day 1 of 1978. Decade: 1970s.
42 years, 0 months and 18 days have passed since the 1st of January, 1978.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 1st of January, 1978:
213 people are killed when Air India Flight 855 crashes.
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.
Billy Joel - "Just the Way You Are"
"Just the Way You Are" by Billy Joel would go on to win a Grammy for 1978's Song of the Year.
Time Person of the Year: 1978.
China's Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1978 after he overthrew Hua Guofeng and became the "Supreme Leader" of China.
1978 in movies.
Movies released in 1978 included Grease, Superman, Animal House, Every Which Way but Loose, Heaven Can Wait, Hooper, Jaws 2, Revenge of the Pink Panther, The Deer Hunter, Halloween, Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Dawn of the Dead.
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.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 1st of January:
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
The Love Boat - Television series that was set on a cruise ship. Starring Gavin MacLeod as Captain Merrill Stubing.
Logan's Run - Action series that was based on the movie of the same name.
Chips - TV show about two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers called Jon Baker and Frank "Ponch" Poncherello.
Soap - Comedy series / satire about soap operas. Starring Billy Crystal as Jodie Dallas.
Eight Is Enough - Television series about the "Bradford brood" and their father.
Three's Company - Sitcom about two girls and their male room mate.
Quincy, M.E. - TV show about a Los Angeles County medical examiner called Dr. Quincy.
Charlie's Angels - TV show about three female police academy-trained private detectives.
Black Sheep Squadron - TV show about a misfit squadron in World War Two.
The Muppet Show - American TV show that included characters such as Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 1st of January, 1978.
15,358 days have passed since this date.
1,326,931,200 seconds have passed since the 1st of January, 1978.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,548,086,400 times.
Since the 1st of January, 1978, earth has travelled approximately 684,696,499,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 221,155,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 114,116,083 steps. That's about 50,718 miles!
Since this date, 15,923,174 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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