May 25th, 1978, fell on a Thursday. It was day 145 of 1978. The decade was the 1970s.
42 years, 1 months and 18 days have passed since May 25th, 1978.
On This Date
Events that occurred on May 25th, 1978:
The Unabomber's first bomb explodes in the parking lot of the University of Illinois in Chicago.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 25th, 1978:
United States: With A Little Luck - Wings
United Kingdom: Rivers Of Babylon - Boney M
Take Me Back!
The date is May 25th, 1978 and it's a Thursday. The summer of 1978 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual. In America, the song With A Little Luck by Wings is on top of the singles charts.
Over in the UK, Rivers Of Babylon by Boney M is the number one hit song. Jimmy Carter is currently the President of the United States. 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.
People are watching popular TV shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "Wonder Woman", "What's Happening!!" and "Eight Is Enough". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pursuit", "Gun Fight" and "Breakout". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Sesame Street", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" and "Happy Days".
Popular toys include the likes of "Magna Doodle", "Connect Four", "Micronauts" and "Hungry Hungry Hippos".
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 May 25th, 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.
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 and information about this date:
42 years, 1 months and 18 days have passed since May 25th, 1978.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 21 of 1978.
Leap Year: 1978 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on May 25th, 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 264898800.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around May 25th, 1978:
May 6th, 1978: A goal from Roger Osborne helps Ipswich Town win the FA Cup Final with a 1-0 victory over Arsenal.
May 10th, 1978: Football: Liverpool win the European Cup after defeating Club Brugge 1-0.
June 7th, 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 May 25th, 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: May 25th, 1978 falls under the Deer.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
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.
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:
Water Ring Toss
Hungry Hungry Hippos
Kenner Star Wars action figures
Star Wars action figures
Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game)
Dungeons & Dragons
Baby Alive (doll)
Big Jim (action figure)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
Etch A Sketch
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 25th of May:
Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on May 25th, 1978.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on May 25th, 1978 was probably conceived around the 15th of August, 1977. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 25th, 1978 is the 4th of March, 1979. (Rough Estimate).
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.
Pursuit - Arcade game where the player gets to control a World War I flying ace.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about May 25th, 1978.
15,389 days have passed since this date.
1,329,609,600 seconds have passed since the May 25th, 1978.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,551,211,200 times.
Since May 25th, 1978, earth has travelled approximately 686,078,553,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 221,601,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 114,346,426 steps. That's about 50,821 miles!
Since this date, 15,955,315 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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