January 5th, 1978, was a Thursday. It was day 5 of 1978. The decade was the 1970s.
43 years, 11 months and 2 days have passed since January 5th, 1978.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 5th, 1978.
The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The movie "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" was at the top of the box office on January 5th, 1978.
Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on January 5th, 1978.
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.
The best NBA players in 1978 were Bill Walton, Truck Robinson, Julius Erving, George Gervin and David Thompson.
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.
In 1978, the best soccer players were Kevin Keegan, Hans Krankl, Rob Rensenbrink, Roberto Bettega, Paolo Rossi, Ronnie Hellström, Ruud Krol, Kenny Dalglish, Allan Simonsen and Peter Shilton.
"The Deer Hunter" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 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.
"Just the Way You Are" by Billy Joel won a Grammy for 1978's Song of the Year.
The popularity of roller skates exploded during the later half of the 1970s.
In the second half of the 1970s, disco music became mainstream. During this period, nightclub-goers often wore extravagant outfits. Furthermore, dances such as the "Hustle", the "Bump" and the "Penguin" also became popular.
Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.
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Notable events that occurred around January 5th, 1978.
Zodiac & Birthstone information.
Television shows that people were watching on this date.
The Love Boat
Television series that was set on a cruise ship. Starring Gavin MacLeod as Captain Merrill Stubing.
Action series that was based on the movie of the same name.
TV show about two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers called Jon Baker and Frank "Ponch" Poncherello.
Comedy series / satire about soap operas. Starring Billy Crystal as Jodie Dallas.
Eight Is Enough
Television series about the "Bradford brood" and their father.
Sitcom about two girls and their male room mate.
TV show about a Los Angeles County medical examiner called Dr. Quincy.
TV show about three female police academy-trained private detectives.
Black Sheep Squadron
TV show about a misfit squadron in World War Two.
Comedy TV show about three young men called Raj, Dwayne and Rerun.
Laverne & Shirley
Series about two roommates called Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney.
The Bionic Woman
Starring Lindsay Wagner as Jaime Sommers.
TV show about a superhero called Diana Prince.
British sitcom about a hotel owner called Basil Fawlty.
Welcome Back, Kotter
Gabe Kotter returns to his old school as a teacher, where he's put in charge of "the Sweathogs".
Starsky & Hutch
Detectives David Starsky and Kenneth 'Hutch' Hutchinson protect the streets of Bay City.
Sitcom about a police station in New York City. Starring Hal Linden as Captain Bernard "Barney" Miller.
TV show about an African- American couple that have moved into an upscale high-rise building.
Starring Robert Blake as street-wise detective Tony Baretta.
The Rockford Files
TV show about a Private Detective that was previously jailed for a crime that he didn't commit.
Little House on the Prairie
TV show that was set in the 1870s.
American sitcom about a family living in a poor, black neighborhood in inner-city Chicago.
TV show that is set in the 1950s / 1960s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
TV show about a bald New York detective.
The Six Million Dollar Man
Sci-fi series about a superhuman man who was rebuilt using bionic implants.
Television series about a Private Detective and his widowed daughter-in-law.
Last of the Summer Wine
British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.
1978 saw the introduction of cars such as the Chrysler Horizon, the Saab 900, the Mitsubishi Mirage, the Ford Fairmont, the Toyota Supra and the AMC Concord.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1978.
Fred Flintstone and Friends
Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels
The All-New Super Friends Hour
The Muppet Show
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
All in the Family
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
The Pink Panther Show
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
The Bugs Bunny Show
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1978.
Hungry Hungry Hippos
Water Ring Toss
The Atari 2600
Star Wars action figures
Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game)
Dungeons & Dragons
Risk board game
Baby Alive (doll)
Big Jim (action figure)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
The Easy-Bake Oven
Etch A Sketch
Popular video games that people were playing on this date.
Arcade game published by Atari.
Wild West themed arcade shooter game.
Arcade game where the player gets to control a World War I flying ace.
Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on January 5th.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 5th of January.
Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on January 5th, 1978.
James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 5th, 1978.
Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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