31st of August, 1978

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • What Day: The 31st of August, 1978, fell on a Thursday.
  • Decade: 1970s.
  • 40 years, 10 months and 16 days have passed since the 31st of August, 1978.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 35 of 1978.
  • Day 243 of 1978.
  • Leap Year: 1978 was NOT a leap year.
  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1978 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 31st of August, 1978 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 31st of August, 1978, will be 40 years of age.
  • American Format: 08-31-1978 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
  • YMD Format: 1978-08-31. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19780831" are easier to sort.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 273366000.

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 31st 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 31st 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.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on the 31st of August, 1978.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 31st of August, 1978 was probably conceived around the 21st of November, 1977. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 31st of August, 1978 is the 10th of June, 1979. (Rough Estimate).

Around This Time...

Things that happened during this general period of time...

On This Date

Historical events that have occurred on the 31st of August:

Television

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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 31st of August:

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 31st of August, 1978.

  • 14,930 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,289,952,000 seconds have passed since the 31st of August, 1978.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,504,944,000 times.
  • Since the 31st of August, 1978, earth has travelled approximately 665,615,232,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 214,992,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 110,935,872 steps. That's about 49,305 miles!
  • Since this date, 15,479,424 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Translations

Time for a quick language lesson! The word for "Thursday" in other languages is:

  • German: Donnerstag.
  • French: Jeudi.
  • Italian: Giovedi.
  • Spanish: Jueves.
  • Portuguese: Quinta-feira.

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