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February 15th, 1978.

February 15th, 1978, was a Wednesday. It was day 46 of 1978. The decade was the 1970s.

43 years, 5 months and 7 days have passed since February 15th, 1978.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

On this day.

What happened on February 15th, 1978?

  • Serial killer Ted Bundy is captured in Pensacola, Florida.

Music charts.

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
Play the top hits from 1978.
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1978. Take a trip back to the days of the Bee Gees, the Dire Straits, Eric Clapton and Frankie Valli.
The Betsy

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "The Betsy" was at the top of the box office on February 15th, 1978.

Take me back to February 15th, 1978!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is February 15th, 1978 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. 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 and the movie The Betsy is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, James Callaghan is the current Prime Minister. In fashion, clothes have become baggier and pants have become less flared. Sports clothing and the "disco look" are both popular at the moment. Women are wearing sundresses, strapless tops with t-shirts, shoulder pads, cardigans, knee-length skirts and daisy dukes. Meanwhile, men are wearing tracksuits, flare jeans, low-top sneakers and untucked collared shirts. 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.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Waltons", "Barnaby Jones", "Good Times" and "Welcome Back, Kotter". 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", "The Pink Panther Show", "Sesame Street" and "All in the Family".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Baby Alive (doll), Dungeons & Dragons, the Atari 2600 and Water Ring Toss.

News topics, fads & culture.

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 February 15th, 1978.

  • Iranian Revolution.

    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.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1978?

    Who were the best NBA players in 1978?

    The best NBA players in 1978 were Bill Walton, Truck Robinson, Julius Erving, George Gervin and David Thompson.

  • Who were the best football players in 1978?

    Who were the best football players in 1978?

    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.

    The Deer Hunter.

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

  • Billy Joel - "Just the Way You Are"

    Billy Joel - "Just the Way You Are"

    "Just the Way You Are" by Billy Joel won a Grammy for 1978's Song of the Year.

  • 1978 in movies.

    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.

  • Time Person of the Year: 1978.

    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 music.

    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.

  • Roller skates.

    Roller skates.

    The popularity of roller skates exploded during the later half of the 1970s.

  • Disco music.

    Disco music.

    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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 43 years, 5 months and 7 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 43 years of age.
  • Generation: 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.

  • January 18th, 1978: William H. Webster becomes the new Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  • January 28th, 1978: Serial killer Richard Chase is arrested in Sacramento, California.
  • February 1st, 1978: Film director Roman Polanski skips bail and flees to France after pleading guilty to having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl.
  • 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.
  • This date: February 15th, 1978
  • 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.
  • March 16th, 1978: Former Italian prime minister Aldo Moro is kidnapped by the Red Brigades in Rome.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • 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 that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: February 15th, 1978 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

TV shows.

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.
  • 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.
  • Wonder Woman - TV show about a superhero called Diana Prince.
  • 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.
  • The Jeffersons - TV show about an African- American couple that have moved into an upscale high-rise building.
  • Baretta - 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.
  • Good Times - American sitcom about a family living in a poor, black neighborhood in inner-city Chicago.

Kid's TV shows on February 15th, 1978.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1978.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1978.

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

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • 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.

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1978.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out February 15th, 1984 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on February 15th.

Galileo Galilei

Scientist. Deceased
Born on February 15th, 1564
He was not alive on this date.

Matt Groening

Cartoonist.
Born on February 15th, 1954
He turned 24 on this day in 1978.

Chris Farley

Actor. Deceased
Born on February 15th, 1964
He turned 14 on this day in 1978.

Sodapoppin

Twitch streamer.
Born on February 15th, 1994
He was born exactly 16 years after this date.

US President.

Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on February 15th, 1978.

UK Prime Minister.

James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on February 15th, 1978.

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on February 15th, 1978 was most likely conceived around the 8th of May, 1977.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 15th, 1978 is close to the 25th of November, 1978.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about February 15th, 1978.

  • A total of 15,864 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,266 weeks have passed.
  • 1,370,646,000 seconds have passed since the February 15th, 1978.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,599,087,000 times.
  • Since February 15th, 1978, the earth has travelled approximately 707,253,336,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 228,441,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 117,875,556 steps. That's about 52,389 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,447,752 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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