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April 29th, 1978

April 29th, 1978, was a Saturday. It was Day 119 of 1978. The decade was the Seventies.

45 years, 4 months, and 22 days have passed since April 29th, 1978.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

Song charts

Popular songs.

On April 29th, 1978, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK.

  • United States: Night Fever - The Bee Gees
  • United Kingdom: Night Fever - The Bee Gees

The record charts on April 29th, 1978.

The following singles were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Night Fever - Bee Gees
  • If I Can't Have You - Yvonne Elliman
  • Can't Smile Without You - Barry Manilow
  • The Closer I Get To You - Roberta Flack With Donny Hathaway
  • With A Little Luck - Wings
Play the top singles from the year 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.
House Calls

Top movie.

The top movie on this date was "House Calls".

Take me back to April 29th, 1978!

Let's go back in time!

The date is April 29th, 1978, and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. People are currently enjoying their weekend.

The summer of 1978 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise. The song Night Fever by The Bee Gees is at the top of the singles charts in both the USA and the United Kingdom. Jimmy Carter is the President of the United States, and the movie House Calls is at the top of the box office.

James Callaghan is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "The Two Ronnies", "Laverne & Shirley", "Chips", and "Dallas". 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. People are playing video games such as "Pursuit", "Gun Fight", and "Breakout".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Sesame Street", "All in the Family", and "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids". Children are playing with toys such as Stretch Armstrong, Lego Technic, Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game), and Water Ring Toss.

News

News topics, nostalgic fads, and pop culture events.

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on April 29th, 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.

Information

Facts.

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 45 years, 4 months, and 22 days have passed since April 29th, 1978.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 17 of 1978.
  • Leap Year: 1978 was not a leap year.
  • Age: People born on April 29th, 1978, are now 45 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1978 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 262652400.

Personality traits.

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Events

Around this time.

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around April 29th, 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.
  • This date: April 29th, 1978
  • May 3rd, 1978: The first ever spam email is sent to multiple ARPANET addresses.
  • May 6th, 1978: A goal from Roger Osborne helps Ipswich Town win the FA Cup Final with a 1-0 victory over Arsenal.
  • May 8th, 1978: Serial killer David Berkowitz (Son of Sam) pleads guilty to six murders.
  • May 9th, 1978: The Red Brigades execute former Italian prime minister Aldo Moro two months after they kidnapped him.
  • May 10th, 1978: Football: Liverpool win the European Cup after defeating Club Brugge 1-0.
  • May 12th, 1978: John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John release the song "You're the One That I Want".
  • May 15th, 1978: Former Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies passes away at the age of 83.
  • May 17th, 1978: Charlie Chaplin's coffin is recovered more than two months after it was stolen in Cosier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland.
  • May 25th, 1978: The Unabomber's first bomb explodes in the parking lot of the University of Illinois in Chicago.
  • May 26th, 1978: The first legal casino opens in Atlantic City.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

NEW! Check out our personality summary image for this birth date.

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 29th, 1978, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1978 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 22.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 29th, 1978 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows in 1978.

Television shows that people were watching in April 1978.

TV shows from April, 1978.

Dallas
Dallas
Soap opera.

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.

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 April 29th, 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

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 April 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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out April 29th, 1984, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on April 29th.

Bernie Madoff

American fraudster. Deceased
Born on April 29th, 1938
He turned 40 on this day in 1978.

Tammi Terrell

Motown singer. Deceased
Born on April 29th, 1945
She was not alive on this date.

Dale Earnhardt

Stock car driver. Deceased
Born on April 29th, 1951
He turned 27 on this day in 1978.

Jerry Seinfeld

Actor.
Born on April 29th, 1954
He turned 24 on this day in 1978.

Leslie Jordan

Actor. Deceased
Born on April 29th, 1955
He turned 23 on this day in 1978.

Daniel Day-Lewis

Actor.
Born on April 29th, 1957
He turned 21 on this day in 1978.

Federico Castelluccio

Actor.
Born on April 29th, 1964
He turned 14 on this day in 1978.

Uma Thurman

Actress.
Born on April 29th, 1970
She turned 8 on this day in 1978.

Master P

Rapper.
Born on April 29th, 1970
He turned 8 on this day in 1978.

Kian Egan

Irish singer.
Born on April 29th, 1980
He was born exactly 2 years after this date.

Candace Owens

Conservative author.
Born on April 29th, 1989
She was born exactly 11 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 29th of April.

  • Showa Day (Japan)
USA

US President.

Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on April 29th, 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 29th, 1978 was most likely conceived around August 6th, 1977.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 29th, 1978 is close to January 20th, 1979.

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Stats for April 29th, 1978

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about April 29th, 1978.

  • 16,581 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,368 weeks have passed.
  • 1,432,598,400 seconds have passed since April 29th, 1978.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,671,364,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 739,220,774,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 238,766,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 123,203,462 steps. That's roughly 54,757 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,191,181 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
  • How many years ago was 1978?

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