Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Sagittarius.
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 December, 1978 falls under the Owl.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
Age: Anyone born on the 5th of December, 1978, will be 40 years of age.
American Format: 12-05-1978 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
YMD Format: 1978-12-05. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19781205" are easier to sort.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 281664000.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 5th of December, 1978:
United States: Le Freak - Chic
United Kingdom: Mary's Boy Child - Boney M
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 December, 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 December, 1978.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on the 5th of December, 1978 was probably conceived around the 25th of February, 1978. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 5th of December, 1978 is the 14th of September, 1979. (Rough Estimate).
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Visualize the days that have passed since the 5th of December, 1978. Each day that has passed will be represented as a calendar icon.
Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 5th of December, 1978.
14,751 days have passed since this date.
1,274,482,800 seconds have passed since the 5th of December, 1978.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,486,896,600 times.
Since the 5th of December, 1978, earth has travelled approximately 657,633,124,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 212,413,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 109,605,521 steps. That's about 48,714 miles!
Since this date, 15,293,794 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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