7th of May, 1978

The 7th of May, 1978, fell on a Sunday. Day 127 of 1978. Decade: 1970s.

41 years, 9 months and 13 days have passed since the 7th of May, 1978.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 7th of May, 1978:

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

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 the 7th of May, 1978.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Deer Hunter

    "The Deer Hunter" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1978.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 41 years, 9 months and 13 days have passed since the 7th of May, 1978.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 18 of 1978.
  • Leap Year: 1978 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 7th of May, 1978, will be 41 years of age.
  • People born in 1978 belong to the "Generation X" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 263343600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 7th of May, 1978:

  • 6th of May, 1978: A goal from Roger Osborne helps Ipswich Town win the FA Cup Final with a 1-0 victory over Arsenal.
  • 10th of May, 1978: Football: Liverpool win the European Cup after defeating Club Brugge 1-0.
  • 25th of May, 1978: The Unabomber's first bomb explodes in the parking lot of the University of Illinois in Chicago.
  • 1st of June, 1978: The 1978 FIFA World Cup starts in Argentina.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 7th of May, 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).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 7th of May, 1978 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

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.
  • Eight Is Enough - Television series about the "Bradford brood" and their father.
  • Three's Company - Sitcom about two girls and their male room mate.
  • 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:

  • Hungry Hungry Hippos
  • Atari 2600
  • Stretch Armstrong
  • Connect Four
  • Magna Doodle
  • Baby Alive (doll)
  • Battleship (game)

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 7th of May:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on the 7th of May, 1978.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 7th of May, 1978 was probably conceived around the 28th of July, 1977. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 7th of May, 1978 is the 14th of February, 1979. (Rough Estimate).

7th of May

Events that have occurred on the 7th of May:

  • 7th of May, 1915: The British ocean liner RMS Lusitania is torpedoed by a German U-boat.
  • 7th of May, 1966: Irish bank workers go on strike.
  • 7th of May, 2000: Vladimir Putin is inaugurated as the President of Russia.
  • 7th of May, 1960: FA Cup Final 1960: Wolverhampton Wanderers defeat Blackburn Rovers 3-0.
  • 7th of May, 1972: The Los Angeles Lakers win the 1972 NBA Finals after they defeat the New York Knicks 4-1.
  • 7th of May, 1972: Serial killer Ed Kemper murders hitchhikers Mary Ann Pesce and Anita Mary Luchessa near Alameda, California.
  • 7th of May, 1986: Football: Steaua Bucuresti win the European Cup after defeating Barcelona on penalties.
  • 7th of May, 1992: Sir Mix-a-Lot releases his single "Baby Got Back".
  • 7th of May, 1993: The song "Whoomp! (There It Is)" is released.
  • 7th of May, 1997: The movie The Fifth Element (1997) is released.
  • 7th of May, 1999: The Mummy (1999) is released in cinemas.
  • 7th of May, 2004: Van Helsing (2004) is released.
  • 7th of May, 2010: The film Iron Man 2 (2010) is released.
  • 7th of May, 2013: Rapper Ja Rule is released from prison after serving time for tax evasion.
  • 7th of May, 2015: The Conservative Party win a surprise majority during the 2015 United Kingdom general election.
  • 7th of May, 2017: Emmanuel Macron wins the 2017 French presidential election.
  • 7th of May, 2019: Liverpool overturn a 3-0 deficit against Barcelona in the Champions League.

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 7th of May, 1978.

  • 15,264 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,318,813,200 seconds have passed since the 7th of May, 1978.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,538,615,400 times.
  • Since the 7th of May, 1978, earth has travelled approximately 680,507,611,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 219,802,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 113,417,935 steps. That's about 50,408 miles!
  • Since this date, 15,825,758 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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