The 26th of August, 1978, fell on a Saturday. Day 238 of 1978. Decade: 1970s.
41 years, 4 months and 29 days have passed since the 26th of August, 1978.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 26th of August, 1978:
Pope John Paul I succeeds Pope Paul VI.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 26th of August, 1978:
United States: Grease - Frankie Valli
United Kingdom: Three Times A Lady - Commodores
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 26th of August, 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.
The Deer Hunter
"The Deer Hunter" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1978.
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.
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.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 26th of August:
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
Dallas - Soap opera.
The Incredible Hulk - Starring Lou Ferrigno.
The Love Boat - Television series that was set on a cruise ship. Starring Gavin MacLeod as Captain Merrill Stubing.
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.
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 26th of August, 1978.
15,124 days have passed since this date.
1,306,717,200 seconds have passed since the 26th of August, 1978.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,524,503,400 times.
Since the 26th of August, 1978, earth has travelled approximately 674,266,075,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 217,786,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 112,377,679 steps. That's about 49,946 miles!
Since this date, 15,680,606 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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