22nd of May, 1978

The 22nd of May, 1978, fell on a Monday. Day 142 of 1978. Decade: 1970s.

42 years, 0 months and 6 days have passed since the 22nd of May, 1978.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Katie Price: English model.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 22nd of May, 1978:

  • United States: With A Little Luck - Wings
  • United Kingdom: Rivers Of Babylon - Boney M

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 22nd 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:

  • 42 years, 0 months and 6 days have passed since the 22nd of May, 1978.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 21 of 1978.
  • Leap Year: 1978 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 22nd of May, 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 264639600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 22nd 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.
  • 7th of June, 1978: The Washington Bullets win the 1978 NBA Finals after they defeat the Seattle SuperSonics 4-3.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 22nd of May, 1978, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1978 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 22nd of May, 1978 falls under the Deer.
  • 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
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Kenner Star Wars action figures
  • Atari 2600
  • Star Wars action figures
  • Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game)
  • Lego Technic
  • Stretch Armstrong
  • Micronauts
  • 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 22nd of May:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on the 22nd of May, 1978.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 22nd of May, 1978 was probably conceived around the 12th of August, 1977. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 22nd of May, 1978 is the 1st of March, 1979. (Rough Estimate).

Computer 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.

22nd of May

Events that have occurred on the 22nd of May:

  • 22nd of May, 1973: Lord Lambton resigns from the British government over a 'call girl' scandal.
  • 22nd of May, 1981: Peter Sutcliffe is found guilty of being the Yorkshire Ripper.
  • 22nd of May, 2017: An Islamic terrorist kills 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.
  • 22nd of May, 1963: Football: A.C. Milan win the European Cup after they defeat Benfica 2-1 at Wembley Stadium in London.
  • 22nd of May, 1992: Encino Man (1992) is released in movie theaters.
  • 22nd of May, 1992: The final episode of "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" is aired.
  • 22nd of May, 1992: The movie Alien 3 is released.
  • 22nd of May, 1996: The movie Mission: Impossible (1996) is released.
  • 22nd of May, 1996: Football: Juventus win the UEFA Champions League after they defeat Ajax on penalties.
  • 22nd of May, 1998: The Good Friday Agreement is endorsed by referendums in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
  • 22nd of May, 1999: FA Cup Final 1999: Manchester United defeat Newcastle United 2-0, with the two goals coming from Sheringham and Scholes.
  • 22nd of May, 2004: Manchester United win the FA Cup final after beating Millwall 3-0.
  • 22nd of May, 2010: The 2010 UEFA Champions League Final is held between Inter Milan and Bayern Munich. Inter win 2-0.
  • 22nd of May, 2011: Football: Carlo Ancelotti is sacked as manager of Chelsea.
  • 22nd of May, 2018: Brynn Cartelli wins the fourteenth season of The Voice.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 22nd of May, 1978.

  • 15,347 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,325,980,800 seconds have passed since the 22nd of May, 1978.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,546,977,600 times.
  • Since the 22nd of May, 1978, earth has travelled approximately 684,206,092,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 220,996,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 114,034,349 steps. That's about 50,682 miles!
  • Since this date, 15,911,770 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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