February 5th, 1978

February 5th, 1978, fell on a Sunday. Day 36 of 1978. Decade: 1970s.

42 years, 4 months and 1 days have passed since February 5th, 1978.


On This Date

Events that occurred on February 5th, 1978:

  • The Northeastern United States blizzard of 1978 kills 100 people.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 5th, 1978:

  • United States: Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees
  • United Kingdom: Uptown Top Ranking - Althea & Donna

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 February 5th, 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:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 42 years, 4 months and 1 days have passed since February 5th, 1978.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 05 of 1978.
  • Leap Year: 1978 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on February 5th, 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 255484800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around February 5th, 1978:

  • 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 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.
  • March 1st, 1978: Charlie Chaplin's coffin is stolen from Cosier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 5th, 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: February 5th, 1978 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.

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 5th of February:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on February 5th, 1978.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on February 5th, 1978 was probably conceived around the 28th of April, 1977. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 5th, 1978 is the 15th 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.

5th of February

Events that have occurred on the 5th of February:

  • February 5th, 1976: Mascot Riots: A racially-charged riot breaks out at Escambia High School in Pensacola, Florida.
  • February 5th, 1973: Serial killer Ed Kemper murders Rosalind Heather Thorpe and Alice Helen Liu on the UCSC campus in Santa Cruz, California.
  • February 5th, 1994: White supremacist Byron De La Beckwith is convicted of the 1963 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers.
  • February 5th, 1994: 68 people are killed when the Bosnian Serb Army fire a mortar shell at an open air market place in Sarajevo.
  • February 5th, 1996: Football: Mick McCarthy is appointed as the new manager of the Irish football team.
  • February 5th, 1998: Slaughter guitarist Tim Kelly dies in a car accident.
  • February 5th, 2000: Novye Aldi massacre: Russian forces execute over 60 civilians in Grozny, Chechnya.
  • February 5th, 2006: Super Bowl XL: The Pittsburgh Steelers defeat the Seattle Seahawks by 21-10 at Ford Field in Detroit.
  • February 5th, 2010: England manager Fabio Capello announces that John Terry has been removed as captain.
  • February 5th, 2012: Super Bowl XLVI: The New York Giants defeat the New England Patriots by 21-17 at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • February 5th, 2012: Madonna and LMFAO perform at the halftime show of Super Bowl XLVI.
  • February 5th, 2016: The game XCOM 2 is released.
  • February 5th, 2016: The film Dad's Army in released in cinemas.
  • February 5th, 2017: Super Bowl LI takes place at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas: The New England Patriots defeat the Atlanta Falcons and Lady Gaga performs at the halftime show.
  • February 5th, 2020: A Republican-controlled Senate votes to acquit Donald Trump in his impeachment trial.
  • February 5th, 2020: Mitt Romney becomes the first Senator in U.S. history to vote against his party's president in an impeachment trial.

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about February 5th, 1978.

  • 15,463 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,335,999,600 seconds have passed since the February 5th, 1978.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,558,666,200 times.
  • Since February 5th, 1978, earth has travelled approximately 689,375,793,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 222,666,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 114,895,966 steps. That's about 51,065 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,031,995 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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