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 17th 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 17th of December, 1978, will be 40 years of age.
American Format: 12-17-1978 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
YMD Format: 1978-12-17. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19781217" are easier to sort.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 282700800.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 17th of December, 1978:
United States: You Don't Bring Me Flowers - Barbra Streisand & Neil Diamond
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 17th 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 17th of December, 1978.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on the 17th of December, 1978 was probably conceived around the 9th of March, 1978. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 17th of December, 1978 is the 26th of September, 1979. (Rough Estimate).
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 17th of December, 1978.
14,794 days have passed since this date.
1,278,198,000 seconds have passed since the 17th of December, 1978.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,491,231,000 times.
Since the 17th of December, 1978, earth has travelled approximately 659,550,168,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 213,033,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 109,925,028 steps. That's about 48,856 miles!
Since this date, 15,338,376 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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