Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Leo.
Zodiac Element: Fire.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1978 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
Native American Zodiac: The 5th of August, 1978 falls under the Salmon.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
Age: Anyone born on the 5th of August, 1978, will be 40 years of age.
American Format: 08-05-1978 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
YMD Format: 1978-08-05. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19780805" are easier to sort.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 271119600.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 5th of August, 1978:
United States: Miss You - Rolling Stones
United Kingdom: You're The One That I Want - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
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 August, 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 5th of August, 1978.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on the 5th of August, 1978 was probably conceived around the 26th of October, 1977. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 5th of August, 1978 is the 15th of May, 1979. (Rough Estimate).
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 5th of August, 1978.
14,838 days have passed since this date.
1,282,006,800 seconds have passed since the 5th of August, 1978.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,495,674,600 times.
Since the 5th of August, 1978, earth has travelled approximately 661,515,508,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 213,667,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 110,252,585 steps. That's about 49,001 miles!
Since this date, 15,384,082 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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