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March 22nd, 1978.

March 22nd, 1978, was a Wednesday. It was day 81 of 1978. The decade was the Seventies.

44 years, 6 months and 5 days have passed since March 22nd, 1978.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on March 22nd, 1978.

  • High wire artist Karl Wallenda dies after falling off a tight-rope at a hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Song charts

Top songs.

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on March 22nd, 1978.

  • United States: Night Fever - The Bee Gees
  • United Kingdom: Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush

The Billboard Hot 100 on March 22nd, 1978.

A list of songs that were dominating the music charts on this date.

  • Night Fever - Bee Gees
  • Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees
  • Emotion - Samantha Sang
  • Lay Down Sally - Eric Clapton
  • (Love Is) Thicker Than Water - Andy Gibb
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.
Saturday Night Fever

Top movie.

The top "Box Office" movie on this date was the film "Saturday Night Fever".

Take me back to March 22nd, 1978!

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is March 22nd, 1978, and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. Spring has arrived and the days have become longer.

In America, the song Night Fever by The Bee Gees is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush is the number one hit song. Jimmy Carter is currently the President of the United States, and the movie Saturday Night Fever 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.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Keith Moon, Sid Vicious and John Wayne would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Waltons", "Barnaby Jones", "Laverne & Shirley" and "Black Sheep Squadron". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pursuit", "Gun Fight" and "Breakout".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Schoolhouse Rock!", "Happy Days" and "The All-New Super Friends Hour". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the Easy-Bake Oven, Operation, Micronauts and Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game).

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on March 22nd, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 44 years, 6 months and 5 days have passed since March 22nd, 1978.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 12 of 1978.
  • Leap Year: 1978 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on March 22nd, 1978 will be 44 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1978 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 259369200.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that happened close to March 22nd, 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.
  • This date: March 22nd, 1978
  • April 2nd, 1978: The soap opera Dallas makes its debut on CBS.
  • April 7th, 1978: The Police release their song "Roxanne".
  • April 7th, 1978: The body of 12-year-old Kimberly Dianne Leach is found in Suwannee River State Park - two months after she was abducted and murdered by serial killer Ted Bundy.
  • April 20th, 1978: Korean Air Lines Flight 902 is forced to make an emergency landing on a frozen lake after it is shot down by a Soviet air defense plane.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 22nd, 1978, will have the star sign Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1978 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: March 22nd, 1978 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.
  • Birth flower (March): The Daffodil and the Jonqui.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on March 22nd, 1978.

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Photos of 1970s fashion.

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in March, 1978.

TV shows from March, 1978.

The Incredible Hulk
The Incredible Hulk
Starring Lou Ferrigno.

The Love Boat
The Love Boat
Television series that was set on a cruise ship. Starring Gavin MacLeod as Captain Merrill Stubing.

Chips
Chips
TV show about two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers called Jon Baker and Frank "Ponch" Poncherello.

Soap
Soap
Comedy series / satire about soap operas. Starring Billy Crystal as Jodie Dallas.

Eight Is Enough
Eight Is Enough
Television series about the "Bradford brood" and their father.

Three's Company
Three's Company
Sitcom about two girls and their male room mate.

Quincy, M.E.
Quincy, M.E.
TV show about a Los Angeles County medical examiner called Dr. Quincy.

Charlie's Angels
Charlie's Angels
TV show about three female police academy-trained private detectives.

Black Sheep Squadron
Black Sheep Squadron
TV show about a misfit squadron in World War Two.

What's Happening!!
What's Happening!!
Comedy TV show about three young men called Raj, Dwayne and Rerun.

Laverne & Shirley
Laverne & Shirley
Series about two roommates called Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney.

The Bionic Woman
The Bionic Woman
Starring Lindsay Wagner as Jaime Sommers.

Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman
TV show about a superhero called Diana Prince.

Fawlty Towers
Fawlty Towers
British sitcom about a hotel owner called Basil Fawlty.

Welcome Back, Kotter
Welcome Back, Kotter
Gabe Kotter returns to his old school as a teacher, where he's put in charge of "the Sweathogs".

Starsky & Hutch
Starsky & Hutch
Detectives David Starsky and Kenneth 'Hutch' Hutchinson protect the streets of Bay City.

Barney Miller
Barney Miller
Sitcom about a police station in New York City. Starring Hal Linden as Captain Bernard "Barney" Miller.

The Jeffersons
The Jeffersons
TV show about an African- American couple that have moved into an upscale high-rise building.

Baretta
Baretta
Starring Robert Blake as street-wise detective Tony Baretta.

The Rockford Files
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
Little House on the Prairie
TV show that was set in the 1870s.

Good Times
Good Times
American sitcom about a family living in a poor, black neighborhood in inner-city Chicago.

Happy Days
Happy Days
TV show that is set in the 1950s / 1960s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The Six Million Dollar Man
The Six Million Dollar Man
Sci-fi series about a superhuman man who was rebuilt using bionic implants.

Barnaby Jones
Barnaby Jones
Television series about a Private Detective and his widowed daughter-in-law.

Last of the Summer Wine
Last of the Summer Wine
British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.

M*A*S*H
M*A*S*H
TV series about an American military medical unit during the Korean War.

Cars in 1978.

1978 saw the introduction of cars such as the Chrysler Horizon, the Saab 900, the Mitsubishi Mirage, the Ford Fairmont, the Toyota Supra and the AMC Concord.

Cars in 1978.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on March 22nd, 1978.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1978.

Fred Flintstone and Friends
Fred Flintstone and Friends

Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels
Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels

The All-New Super Friends Hour
The All-New Super Friends Hour

The Muppet Show
The Muppet Show

Bagpuss
Bagpuss

Happy Days
Happy Days

Schoolhouse Rock!
Schoolhouse Rock!

Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids

All in the Family
All in the Family

Sesame Street
Sesame Street

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

The Pink Panther Show
The Pink Panther Show

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show

Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1978.

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

Hungry Hungry Hippos
Hungry Hungry Hippos

Water Ring Toss
Water Ring Toss

The Atari 2600
The Atari 2600

Star Wars action figures
Star Wars action figures

Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game)
Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game)

Lego Technic
Lego Technic

Stretch Armstrong
Stretch Armstrong

Micronauts
Micronauts

Dungeons & Dragons
Dungeons & Dragons

Connect Four
Connect Four

Magna Doodle
Magna Doodle

Risk board game
Risk board game

Baby Alive (doll)
Baby Alive (doll)

Big Jim (action figure)
Big Jim (action figure)

VertiBird (toy helicopter)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)

Battleship (game)
Battleship (game)

Lite-Brite
Lite-Brite

Twister mat
Twister mat

Operation
Operation

The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven

Etch A Sketch
Etch A Sketch

Troll doll
Troll doll

Video games

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing in March of 1978.

Breakout 1976
Breakout
Arcade game published by Atari.

Gun Fight 1975
Gun Fight
Wild West themed arcade shooter game.

Pursuit 1975
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 you should check out March 22nd, 1984 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on March 22nd.

William Shatner

Actor.
Born on March 22nd, 1931
He turned 47 on this day in 1978.

Reese Witherspoon

Actress.
Born on March 22nd, 1976
She turned 2 on this day in 1978.

Gaz Beadle

English TV personality.
Born on March 22nd, 1988
He was born exactly 10 years after this date.

USA

US President.

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

UK

UK Prime Minister.

James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on March 22nd, 1978.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on March 22nd, 1978 was most likely conceived around June 29th, 1977.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 22nd, 1978 is close to December 13th, 1978.

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Stats for March 22nd, 1978

Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 16,260 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,322 weeks have passed.
  • 1,404,864,000 seconds have passed since the March 22nd, 1978.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,639,008,000 times.
  • Since March 22nd, 1978, the Earth has travelled approximately 724,909,824,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 234,144,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 120,818,304 steps. That's about 53,697 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,858,368 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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