February 22nd, 1978

February 22nd, 1978, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 53 of 1978. The decade was the 1970s.

42 years, 4 months and 7 days have passed since February 22nd, 1978.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 22nd, 1978:

  • United States: Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees
  • United Kingdom: Take A Chance On Me - ABBA

Take Me Back!

The date is February 22nd, 1978 and it's a Wednesday. In America, the song Stayin' Alive by 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Columbo.", "Good Times", "The Jeffersons" and "Starsky & Hutch". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Gun Fight" and "Breakout".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Sesame Street" and "The Muppet Show". Popular toys include the likes of "Etch A Sketch", "Easy-Bake Oven", "Connect Four" and "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 22nd, 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, 4 months and 7 days have passed since February 22nd, 1978.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 08 of 1978.
  • Leap Year: 1978 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on February 22nd, 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 256953600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around February 22nd, 1978:

  • 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.
  • 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 22nd, 1978, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1978 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: February 22nd, 1978 falls under the Wolf.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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 22nd of February:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on February 22nd, 1978.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on February 22nd, 1978 was probably conceived around the 15th of May, 1977. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 22nd, 1978 is the 2nd of December, 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.

How old was I?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on February 22nd, 1978.

Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about February 22nd, 1978.

  • 15,471 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,336,690,800 seconds have passed since the February 22nd, 1978.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,559,472,600 times.
  • Since February 22nd, 1978, earth has travelled approximately 689,732,452,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 222,781,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 114,955,409 steps. That's about 51,091 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,040,290 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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