January 27th, 1978

January 27th, 1978, fell on a Friday. Day 27 of 1978. Decade: 1970s.

42 years, 4 months and 8 days have passed since January 27th, 1978.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 27th, 1978:

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

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 27th, 1978.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Deer Hunter

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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, 4 months and 8 days have passed since January 27th, 1978.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 04 of 1978.
  • Leap Year: 1978 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 27th, 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 254707200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around January 27th, 1978:

  • 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.
  • February 24th, 1978: The "Yuba County Five" go missing in Chico, California.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 27th, 1978, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1978 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: January 27th, 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.
  • Eight Is Enough - Television series about the "Bradford brood" and their father.
  • Three's Company - Sitcom about two girls and their male room mate.
  • 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:

  • Hungry Hungry Hippos
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Kenner Star Wars action figures
  • Atari 2600
  • Star Wars action figures
  • Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game)
  • Lego Technic
  • Stretch Armstrong
  • Micronauts
  • 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 27th of January:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on January 27th, 1978.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on January 27th, 1978 was probably conceived around the 19th of April, 1977. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 27th, 1978 is the 6th of November, 1978. (Rough Estimate).

Computer 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.

27th of January

Events that have occurred on the 27th of January:

  • January 27th, 1918: The Finnish Civil War begins.
  • January 27th, 1967: Astronauts Gus Grissom, Edward Higgins White and Roger Chaffee die when a fire breaks out in their shuttle during a launch pad test.
  • January 27th, 1973: U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War ends
  • January 27th, 1980: Six US diplomats escape Iran while posing as Canadians. In 2012, the story is made into a movie called Argo
  • January 27th, 1992: Macy's files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
  • January 27th, 1972: New York police officers Gregory Foster and Rocco Laurie are murdered by the Black Liberation Army.
  • January 27th, 1991: Super Bowl XXV: The New York Giants defeat the Buffalo Bills by 20-19 at Tampa Stadium in Florida.
  • January 27th, 1993: Wrestler Andre the Giant dies of congested heart failure at the age of 46.
  • January 27th, 2004: Usher releases his single "Yeah!".
  • January 27th, 2013: 242 people are killed when a fire breaks out at a nightclub in Santa Maria, Brazil.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about January 27th, 1978.

  • 15,470 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,336,604,400 seconds have passed since the January 27th, 1978.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,559,371,800 times.
  • Since January 27th, 1978, earth has travelled approximately 689,687,870,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 222,767,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 114,947,978 steps. That's about 51,088 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,039,253 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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