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April 4, 1978

April 4, 1978, was a Tuesday. It was 46 years, 3 months, and 20 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 4, 1978:

  • United States: "Night Fever" by The Bee Gees
  • United Kingdom: "Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs" by Brian & Michael

The Billboard Hot 100 on April 4, 1978

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Night Fever - Bee Gees
  • Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees
  • Lay Down Sally - Eric Clapton
  • Can't Smile Without You - Barry Manilow
  • Emotion - Samantha Sang
Play the top songs 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 Fury

Top movie at the box office

The movie "The Fury" was at the top of the box office on April 4, 1978.

Facts

This date was 16,913 days ago. Approximately 564 months have passed. It was the 94th day of 1978, in week 14. The decade was the seventies. People born on this day are currently 46 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. The Earth has experienced 188 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to April 4, 1978

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Tuesday, April 4, 1978. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. The summer of 1978 is drawing closer, and temperatures have started to rise.

In America, the song "Night Fever" by The Bee Gees is at the top of the singles charts, while "Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs" by Brian & Michael is the number-one song in the UK. Jimmy Carter is the President of the United States, and the movie The Fury is at the top of the box office. James Callaghan is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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 still be alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Waltons", "Eight Is Enough", "The Incredible Hulk", and "Dallas". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pursuit", "Gun Fight", and "Breakout". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Sesame Street", "Happy Days", "Bagpuss", and "Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels".

Popular toys at the moment include Twister mat, Lite-Brite, Risk board game, and Water Ring Toss.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on April 4, 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.
  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players

    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 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 second half of the 1970s.
  • Disco music.

    Disco music

    Disco music became mainstream during the latter half of the 1970s. Nightclub-goers often wore extravagant outfits. Furthermore, dances such as the "Hustle", the "Bump" and the "Penguin" also became popular.
  • Hitchhiking is declining.

    Hitchhiking is declining

    Although hitchhiking is still pretty common, it is beginning to decline due to people's falling trust in strangers, lower air travel prices, an increase in highways, and more affordable cars.
  • Wallpaper.

    Wallpaper

    Wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes throughout the 1970s and 1980s. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.
  • Office workers are using typewriters.

    Office workers are using typewriters

    Although personal computers began to emerge during the 1970s, typewriters were still the norm for most office workers.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on April 4, 1978.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to April 4, 1978.

  • March 16, 1978:
    • Former Italian prime minister Aldo Moro is kidnapped by the Red Brigades in Rome.
    • A huge oil spill occurs when the supertanker "Amoco Cadiz" splits in two off the coast of Brittany.
  • March 22, 1978: High wire artist Karl Wallenda dies after falling off a tight-rope at a hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • April 2, 1978: The soap opera Dallas makes its debut on CBS.
  • This date: April 4, 1978
  • April 7, 1978:
    • The Police release their song "Roxanne".
    • 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 20, 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.
  • May 3, 1978: The first ever spam email is sent to multiple ARPANET addresses.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 4, 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 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 4, 1978 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1978

Television shows that people were watching in April 1978:

TV shows from April 1978.

Dallas
Dallas
The Incredible Hulk
The Incredible Hulk
The Love Boat
The Love Boat
Chips
Chips
Soap
Soap
Eight Is Enough
Eight Is Enough
Three's Company
Three's Company
Quincy, M.E.
Quincy, M.E.
Charlie's Angels
Charlie's Angels
Black Sheep Squadron
Black Sheep Squadron
What's Happening!!
What's Happening!!
Laverne & Shirley
Laverne & Shirley

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 April 4, 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!
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1978

Toys and games that were popular 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
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in April 1978.

Breakout 1976
Breakout
Gun Fight 1975
Gun Fight
Pursuit 1975
Pursuit

Were you born on April 4, 1978?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out April 4, 1984, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on April 4.

Anthony Perkins

Anthony Perkins

Actor Deceased
Born on April 4, 1932
He turned 46 on this day in 1978.

Mary-Margaret Humes

Mary-Margaret Humes

Actress
Born on April 4, 1954
She turned 24 on this day in 1978.

Graham Norton

Graham Norton

TV host
Born on April 4, 1963
He turned 15 on this day in 1978.

Robert Downey Jr

Robert Downey Jr

Actor
Born on April 4, 1965
He turned 13 on this day in 1978.

David Blaine

David Blaine

Magician
Born on April 4, 1973
He turned 5 on this day in 1978.

Heath Ledger

Heath Ledger

Actor Deceased
Born on April 4, 1979
He was born exactly one year after this date.

USA

US President

Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on April 4, 1978.

UK

UK Prime Minister

James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on April 4, 1978 was most likely conceived around July 12, 1977.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 4, 1978 is close to December 26, 1978.

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Stats for April 4, 1978

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about April 4, 1978:

  • 16,913 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,416 weeks have passed.
  • 1,461,283,200 seconds have passed since April 4, 1978.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,704,830,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 754,022,131,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 243,547,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 125,670,355 steps. That's roughly 55,853 miles.
  • 17,535,398 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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