5th of February, 1978

The 5th of February, 1978, fell on a Sunday. Day 36 of 1978. Decade: 1970s.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 5th of February, 1978:

  • The Northeastern United States blizzard of 1978 kills 100 people.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 5th of February, 1978:

  • United States: Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees
  • United Kingdom: Uptown Top Ranking - Althea & Donna

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 5th of February, 1978.

  • 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.

  • Iranian Revolution

    Between January, 1978 and February, 1979, a revolutionary movement formed in Iran. This eventually led to the overthrow of the monarchy and the establishment of an Islamic Republic led by Ayatollah Khomeini.


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 5th of February:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 41 years, 8 months and 7 days have passed since the 5th of February, 1978.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 05 of 1978.
  • Leap Year: 1978 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 5th of February, 1978, will be 41 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 255484800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 5th of February, 1978:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 5th of February, 1978, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1978 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 5th of February, 1978 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on the 5th of February, 1978.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 5th of February, 1978 was probably conceived around the 28th of April, 1977. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 5th of February, 1978 is the 15th of November, 1978. (Rough Estimate).

5th of February

Events that have occurred on the 5th of February:


Television

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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 5th of February, 1978.

  • 15,226 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,315,522,800 seconds have passed since the 5th of February, 1978.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,534,776,600 times.
  • Since the 5th of February, 1978, earth has travelled approximately 678,809,764,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 219,253,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 113,134,961 steps. That's about 50,282 miles!
  • Since this date, 15,786,274 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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