February 15th, 1978, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 46 of 1978. The decade was the 1970s.
42 years, 5 months and 27 days have passed since February 15th, 1978.
On This Date
Events that occurred on February 15th, 1978:
Serial killer Ted Bundy is captured in Pensacola, Florida.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 15th, 1978:
United States: Stayin' Alive - The Bee Gees
United Kingdom: Take A Chance On Me - ABBA
Take Me Back!
The date is February 15th, 1978 and it's a Wednesday. Valentine's Day of 1978 has just passed. In America, the song Stayin' Alive by The Bee Gees is on top of the singles charts.
Over in the UK, Take A Chance On Me by ABBA is the number one hit song. Jimmy Carter is currently the President of the United States. 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 "Columbo.", "Happy Days", "Black Sheep Squadron" and "Three's Company". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pursuit", "Gun Fight" and "Breakout". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Sesame Street", "All in the Family" and "Happy Days".
If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Big Jim (action figure)", "Stretch Armstrong", "Micronauts" and "Kenner Star Wars action figures".
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 15th, 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.
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 and information about this date:
42 years, 5 months and 27 days have passed since February 15th, 1978.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 07 of 1978.
Leap Year: 1978 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on February 15th, 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 256348800.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around February 15th, 1978:
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 15th, 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: February 15th, 1978 falls under the Otter.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
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.
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.
The Bionic Woman - Starring Lindsay Wagner as Jaime Sommers.
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
Kenner Star Wars action figures
Star Wars action figures
Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game)
Dungeons & Dragons
Baby Alive (doll)
Big Jim (action figure)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
Etch A Sketch
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 15th of February:
Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on February 15th, 1978.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on February 15th, 1978 was probably conceived around the 8th of May, 1977. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 15th, 1978 is the 25th of November, 1978. (Rough Estimate).
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?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about February 15th, 1978.
15,522 days have passed since this date.
1,341,097,200 seconds have passed since the February 15th, 1978.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,564,613,400 times.
Since February 15th, 1978, earth has travelled approximately 692,006,155,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 223,516,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 115,334,359 steps. That's about 51,260 miles!
Since this date, 16,093,166 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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