8th of October, 1978

The 8th of October, 1978, fell on a Sunday. Day 281 of 1978. Decade: 1970s.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 8th of October, 1978:

  • United States: Kiss You All Over - Exile
  • United Kingdom: Summer Nights - 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 8th of October, 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 8th of October:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 41 years, 0 months and 11 days have passed since the 8th of October, 1978.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 40 of 1978.
  • Leap Year: 1978 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 8th of October, 1978, will be 41 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 276649200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 8th of October, 1978:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 8th of October, 1978, will have the star sign Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1978 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 8th of October, 1978 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on the 8th of October, 1978.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 8th of October, 1978 was probably conceived around the 29th of December, 1977. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 8th of October, 1978 is the 18th of July, 1979. (Rough Estimate).

8th of October

Events that have occurred on the 8th of October:


Television

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Mork & Mindy - Comedy TV show about an alien called Mork. Starring Robin Williams.
  • Taxi - American sitcom starring Andy Kaufman and Danny DeVito.
  • 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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 8th of October, 1978.

  • 14,986 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,294,790,400 seconds have passed since the 8th of October, 1978.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,510,588,800 times.
  • Since the 8th of October, 1978, earth has travelled approximately 668,111,846,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 215,798,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 111,351,974 steps. That's about 49,490 miles!
  • Since this date, 15,537,485 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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