Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Scorpio.
Zodiac Element: Water.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1978 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
Native American Zodiac: The 26th of October, 1978 falls under the Snake.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
Age: Anyone born on the 26th of October, 1978, will be 40 years of age.
American Format: 10-26-1978 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
YMD Format: 1978-10-26. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19781026" are easier to sort.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 278204400.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 26th of October:
Austrian National Day
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 26th of October, 1978:
United States: Hot Child In The City - Nick Gilder
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 26th of October, 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 26th of October, 1978.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on the 26th of October, 1978 was probably conceived around the 16th of January, 1978. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 26th of October, 1978 is the 5th of August, 1979. (Rough Estimate).
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 26th of October, 1978.
14,910 days have passed since this date.
1,288,224,000 seconds have passed since the 26th of October, 1978.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,502,928,000 times.
Since the 26th of October, 1978, earth has travelled approximately 664,723,584,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 214,704,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 110,787,264 steps. That's about 49,239 miles!
Since this date, 15,458,688 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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