25th of May, 1978

The 25th of May, 1978, fell on a Thursday. Day 145 of 1978. Decade: 1970s.

41 years, 8 months and 23 days have passed since the 25th of May, 1978.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 25th of May, 1978:

  • The Unabomber's first bomb explodes in the parking lot of the University of Illinois in Chicago.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 25th 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 25th of May, 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:

  • 41 years, 8 months and 23 days have passed since the 25th 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 25th 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 264898800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 25th 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.
  • 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 25th 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 25th of May, 1978 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Television

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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 25th of May:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on the 25th of May, 1978.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 25th of May, 1978 was probably conceived around the 15th of August, 1977. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 25th of May, 1978 is the 4th of March, 1979. (Rough Estimate).

25th of May

Events that have occurred on the 25th of May:

  • 25th of May, 1977: Star Wars is released in the US.
  • 25th of May, 1977: Football: Liverpool win the European Cup after defeating Borussia Monchengladbach 3-1.
  • 25th of May, 1979: 273 people are killed when American Airlines Flight 191 crashes in Chicago.
  • 25th of May, 1979: "Boy on the Milk Carton": Six-year-old Etan Patz is kidnapped in Manhattan, New York City.
  • 25th of May, 1979: Ridley Scott's film Alien (1979) is released in cinemas.
  • 25th of May, 1986: Hands Across America: 6.5 million people hold hands in a human chain
  • 25th of May, 2005: Liverpool defeat A.C. Milan in the Champions League Final, despite being 3-0 down at half time
  • 25th of May, 2005: Carrie Underwood wins Season 4 of American Idol.
  • 25th of May, 2018: Ireland votes to legalize abortion.
  • 25th of May, 1963: FA Cup Final 1963: Manchester United defeat Leicester City 3-1.
  • 25th of May, 1967: Football: Celtic win the European Cup when a late 84th minute goal from Thomas Chalmers helps them secure a 2-1 victory over Internazionale.
  • 25th of May, 1975: The Golden State Warriors win the 1975 NBA Finals after they defeat the Washington Bullets 4-0.
  • 25th of May, 1983: Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) is released.
  • 25th of May, 1983: Football: Hamburg win the European Cup after defeating Juventus 1-0.
  • 25th of May, 1988: Rambo III (1988) is released.
  • 25th of May, 1988: Football: Dutch side PSV Eindhoven win the European Cup after defeating Benfica on penalties.
  • 25th of May, 1990: Back to the Future Part III (1990) is released in cinemas.
  • 25th of May, 1990: The Witches (1990) is released.
  • 25th of May, 1994: Beverly Hills Cop III (1994) is released in movie theaters.
  • 25th of May, 1998: The single "C'est la Vie" is released by Irish girl group B*Witched.
  • 25th of May, 1999: The comedy television series "Home Improvement" comes to an end.
  • 25th of May, 2001: Pearl Harbor (2001) is released.
  • 25th of May, 2006: X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) is released.
  • 25th of May, 2007: Gareth Bale signs for Tottenham Hotspur.
  • 25th of May, 2007: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) is released.
  • 25th of May, 2011: Scotty McCreery wins the 10th season of American Idol.
  • 25th of May, 2013: The 2013 UEFA Champions League Final takes place between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich. Bayern win after a late goal by Robben.

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 25th of May, 1978.

  • 15,243 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,316,998,800 seconds have passed since the 25th of May, 1978.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,536,498,600 times.
  • Since the 25th of May, 1978, earth has travelled approximately 679,571,380,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 219,499,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 113,261,897 steps. That's about 50,339 miles!
  • Since this date, 15,803,986 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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