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April 29, 1978

April 29, 1978, was a Saturday. It was 46 years, 2 months, and 25 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

Song charts

Popular songs

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

  • United States: "Night Fever" by The Bee Gees
  • United Kingdom: "Night Fever" by The Bee Gees

The music charts on April 29, 1978

The following songs 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 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 day was "House Calls".

Facts

This date occurred 16,888 days ago. Approximately 563 months have passed. It was the 119th day of 1978, in week 17. The decade was the seventies. People who were born on April 29, 1978, are now 46 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. 188 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to April 29, 1978

Let's go back to the seventies.

The date is April 29, 1978, and it's a Saturday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Taurus. The work week is over and Saturday has finally come, so people are spending time with their kids, going to bars, attending dances, shopping, and watching sports.

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 music charts in the United States 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 "Hawaii Five-O", "The Six Million Dollar Man", "Happy Days", and "Laverne & Shirley". 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 "The Pink Panther Show", "Sesame Street", "All in the Family", and "Schoolhouse Rock!". Children are playing with toys such as Baby Alive (doll), Micronauts, Star Wars action figures, and Hungry Hungry Hippos.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

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

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around April 29, 1978.

  • April 2, 1978: The soap opera Dallas makes its debut on CBS.
  • 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.
  • This date: April 29, 1978
  • May 3, 1978: The first ever spam email is sent to multiple ARPANET addresses.
  • May 6, 1978: A goal from Roger Osborne helps Ipswich Town win the FA Cup Final with a 1-0 victory over Arsenal.
  • May 8, 1978: Serial killer David Berkowitz (Son of Sam) pleads guilty to six murders.
  • May 9, 1978: The Red Brigades execute former Italian prime minister Aldo Moro two months after they kidnapped him.
  • May 10, 1978: Football: Liverpool win the European Cup after defeating Club Brugge 1-0.
  • May 12, 1978: John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John release the song "You're the One That I Want".
  • May 15, 1978: Former Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies passes away at the age of 83.
  • May 17, 1978: Charlie Chaplin's coffin is recovered more than two months after it was stolen in Cosier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland.
  • May 25, 1978: The Unabomber's first bomb explodes in the parking lot of the University of Illinois in Chicago.
  • May 26, 1978: The first legal casino opens in Atlantic City.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 29, 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 29, 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.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in April 1978

In April 1978, TV audiences were watching the following series:

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
What's Happening!!
What's Happening!!
Laverne & Shirley
Laverne & Shirley
The Bionic Woman
The Bionic Woman

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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in April 1978

If you were a kid on April 29, 1978, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

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

Toys in 1978

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

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 29, 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 29, 1984, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

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

Bernie Madoff

Bernie Madoff

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

Tammi Terrell

Tammi Terrell

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

Dale Earnhardt

Dale Earnhardt

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

Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld

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

Leslie Jordan

Leslie Jordan

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

Daniel Day-Lewis

Daniel Day-Lewis

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

Federico Castelluccio

Federico Castelluccio

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

Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman

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

Master P

Master P

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

Kian Egan

Kian Egan

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

Candace Owens

Candace Owens

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

Holidays

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on April 29:

USA

US President

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

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about April 29, 1978:

  • 16,888 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,412 weeks have passed.
  • 1,459,123,200 seconds have passed since April 29, 1978.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,702,310,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 752,907,571,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 243,187,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 125,484,595 steps. That's roughly 55,771 miles.
  • 17,509,478 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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