January 24th, 1978

January 24th, 1978, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 24 of 1978. The decade was the 1970s.

42 years, 10 months and 2 days have passed since January 24th, 1978.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 24th, 1978:

  • United States: Baby Come Back - Player
  • United Kingdom: Mull Of Kintyre / Girls School - Wings

Take Me Back!

The date is January 24th, 1978 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. In America, the song Baby Come Back by Player is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Mull Of Kintyre / Girls School by Wings is the number one hit song. Jimmy Carter is currently the President of the United States and James Callaghan is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Because it's 1978, the music charts are being dominated by the likes of the Bee Gees, John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John, the Village People, Boney M and Andy Gibb.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "Happy Days", "Good Times", "Black Sheep Squadron" and "Quincy, M.E.". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pursuit", "Gun Fight" and "Breakout". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", "Happy Days" and "The Muppet Show".

Popular toys include the likes of "Easy-Bake Oven", "Micronauts", "Atari 2600" and "Water Ring Toss".


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 January 24th, 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.

  • 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.

  • Billy Joel - "Just the Way You Are"

    "Just the Way You Are" by Billy Joel would go on to win a Grammy for 1978's Song of the Year.

  • The Deer Hunter

    "The Deer Hunter" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1978.

  • 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 42 years, 10 months and 2 days have passed since January 24th, 1978.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 04 of 1978.
  • Leap Year: 1978 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 24th, 1978, will be 42 years of age.
  • People born in 1978 belong to the "Generation X" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 254448000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around January 24th, 1978:

  • December 25th, 1977: Comedian Charlie Chaplin passes away.
  • December 30th, 1977: American serial killer Ted Bundy escapes from his cell in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
  • January 1st, 1978: 213 people are killed when Air India Flight 855 crashes.
  • January 15th, 1978: Super Bowl XII: The Dallas Cowboys defeat the Denver Broncos 27-10 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans.
  • January 15th, 1978: American serial killer Ted Bundy murders two women at the Chi Omega sorority in Tallahassee, Florida..
  • February 5th, 1978: The Northeastern United States blizzard of 1978 kills 100 people.
  • February 9th, 1978: Serial killer Ted Bundy abducts and murders 12-year-old Kimberly Dianne Leach in Lake City, Florida.
  • February 15th, 1978: Serial killer Ted Bundy is captured in Pensacola, Florida.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 24th, 1978, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1978 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: January 24th, 1978 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.

Television Shows

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

  • The Love Boat - Television series that was set on a cruise ship. Starring Gavin MacLeod as Captain Merrill Stubing.
  • Logan's Run - Action series that was based on the movie of the same name.
  • 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.
  • Three's Company - Sitcom about two girls and their male room mate.
  • Eight Is Enough - Television series about the "Bradford brood" and their father.
  • Quincy, M.E. - TV show about a Los Angeles County medical examiner called Dr. Quincy.
  • Charlie's Angels - TV show about three female police academy-trained private detectives.
  • Black Sheep Squadron - TV show about a misfit squadron in World War Two.
  • The Muppet Show - American TV show that included characters such as Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy.
  • What's Happening!! - Comedy TV show about three young men called Raj, Dwayne and Rerun.
  • Laverne & Shirley - Series about two roommates called Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney.

1978 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1978.

  • The Muppet Show
  • Happy Days
  • Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
  • All in the Family
  • Sesame Street
  • The Pink Panther Show
  • Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  • The Bugs Bunny Show
  • Captain Kangaroo

1978 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1978:

  • Water Ring Toss
  • Hungry Hungry Hippos
  • Atari 2600
  • Star Wars action figures
  • Lego Technic
  • Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game)
  • Micronauts
  • Stretch Armstrong
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Connect Four
  • Magna Doodle
  • Baby Alive (doll)
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • VertiBird (toy helicopter)
  • Battleship (game)
  • Lite-Brite
  • Easy-Bake Oven
  • Etch A Sketch

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 24th of January:


US President

Who was the US President on January 24th, 1978?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 24th, 1978?

  • James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on January 24th, 1978 was probably conceived around the 16th of April, 1977. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 24th, 1978 is the 3rd of November, 1978. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Breakout - Arcade game published by Atari.
  • Gun Fight - Wild West themed arcade shooter game.
  • Pursuit - Arcade game where the player gets to control a World War I flying ace.

How old was I?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on January 24th, 1978.

Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about January 24th, 1978.

  • 15,647 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,351,900,800 seconds have passed since the January 24th, 1978.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,577,217,600 times.
  • Since January 24th, 1978, earth has travelled approximately 697,580,812,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 225,316,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 116,263,469 steps. That's about 51,673 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,222,810 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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