April 17th, 1978

April 17th, 1978, fell on a Monday. It was day 107 of 1978. The decade was the 1970s.

42 years, 3 months and 22 days have passed since April 17th, 1978.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 17th, 1978:

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

Take Me Back!

The date is April 17th, 1978 and it's a Monday. The summer of 1978 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise. In America, the song Night Fever by The Bee Gees is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs by Brian & Michael 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 "Barnaby Jones", "Happy Days", "Laverne & Shirley" and "Eight Is Enough". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pursuit", "Gun Fight" and "Breakout". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Sesame Street" and "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Battleship (game)", "Big Jim (action figure)", "Star Wars action figures" and "Water Ring Toss".


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 April 17th, 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, 3 months and 22 days have passed since April 17th, 1978.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 16 of 1978.
  • Leap Year: 1978 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on April 17th, 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 261615600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around April 17th, 1978:

  • May 6th, 1978: A goal from Roger Osborne helps Ipswich Town win the FA Cup Final with a 1-0 victory over Arsenal.
  • May 10th, 1978: Football: Liverpool win the European Cup after defeating Club Brugge 1-0.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 17th, 1978, will have the star sign Aries.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1978 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: April 17th, 1978 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Dallas - Soap opera.
  • The Incredible Hulk - Starring Lou Ferrigno.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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 17th of April:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on April 17th, 1978.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on April 17th, 1978 was probably conceived around the 8th of July, 1977. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 17th, 1978 is the 25th of January, 1979. (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.
  • Pursuit - Arcade game where the player gets to control a World War I flying ace.

How old was I?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on April 17th, 1978.

Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about April 17th, 1978.

  • 15,455 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,335,312,000 seconds have passed since the April 17th, 1978.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,557,864,000 times.
  • Since April 17th, 1978, earth has travelled approximately 689,020,992,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 222,552,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 114,836,832 steps. That's about 51,039 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,023,744 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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