March 1st, 1978, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 60 of 1978. The decade was the 1970s.
42 years, 5 months and 1 days have passed since March 1st, 1978.
On This Date
Events that occurred on March 1st, 1978:
Charlie Chaplin's coffin is stolen from Cosier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland.
Born On This Date
People who were born on this exact date:
Born on this exact date: Jensen Ackles: Actor.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on March 1st, 1978:
United States: Love Is Thicker Than Water - Andy Gibb
United Kingdom: Take A Chance On Me - ABBA
Take Me Back!
The date is March 1st, 1978 and it's a Wednesday. Spring has started to creep in and the evenings are beginning to get longer. In America, the song Love Is Thicker Than Water by Andy Gibb 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 "Maude", "M*A*S*H", "Laverne & Shirley" and "What's Happening!!". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pursuit", "Gun Fight" and "Breakout". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "All in the Family", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" and "The Muppet Show".
If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Battleship (game)", "Baby Alive (doll)", "Dungeons & Dragons" and "Atari 2600".
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 March 1st, 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 1 days have passed since March 1st, 1978.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 09 of 1978.
Leap Year: 1978 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on March 1st, 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 257558400.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around March 1st, 1978:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 1st, 1978, will have the star sign Pisces.
However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Aquarius.
Zodiac Element: Water.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1978 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
Native American Zodiac: March 1st, 1978 falls under the Wolf.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.
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 1st of March:
Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on March 1st, 1978.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on March 1st, 1978 was probably conceived around the 22nd of May, 1977. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 1st, 1978 is the 9th of December, 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.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about March 1st, 1978.
15,496 days have passed since this date.
1,338,850,800 seconds have passed since the March 1st, 1978.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,561,992,600 times.
Since March 1st, 1978, earth has travelled approximately 690,847,012,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 223,141,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 115,141,169 steps. That's about 51,174 miles!
Since this date, 16,066,210 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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