May 26th, 1978, was a Friday. It was Day 146 of 1978. The decade was the Seventies.
45 years and 12 days have passed since May 26th, 1978.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.
Notable events that occurred on May 26th, 1978.
On May 26th, 1978, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK.
The following singles were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:
The top movie on this date was "The Greek Tycoon".
Let's go back in time!
The date is May 26th, 1978, and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. Most people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.
The summer of 1978 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up, and the evenings are brighter than usual. In the United States, it is the Friday before Memorial Day weekend. As a result, many Americans are looking forward to attending barbecues, picnics, and other outdoor events. In America, the song With A Little Luck by Wings is at the top of the singles charts.
Over in the UK, Rivers Of Babylon by Boney M is the number-one hit song. Jimmy Carter is the President of the United States, and the movie The Greek Tycoon is at the top of the box office. James Callaghan is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
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.
On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Hawaii Five-O", "M*A*S*H", "Three's Company", and "Chips". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pursuit", "Gun Fight", and "Breakout". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Sesame Street", "Schoolhouse Rock!", and "Fred Flintstone and Friends".
Popular toys at the moment include the Easy-Bake Oven, VertiBird (toy helicopter), Risk board game, and Hungry Hungry Hippos.
These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 26th, 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.
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.
The best NBA players in 1978 were Bill Walton, Truck Robinson, Julius Erving, George Gervin and David Thompson.
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.
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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 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.
"Just the Way You Are" by Billy Joel won a Grammy for 1978's Song of the Year.
The popularity of roller skates exploded during the second half of the 1970s.
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.
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 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.
Although personal computers began to emerge during the 1970s, typewriters were still the norm for most office workers.
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Television shows that people were watching in May 1978.
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.
TV show about two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers called Jon Baker and Frank "Ponch" Poncherello.
Comedy series / satire about soap operas. Starring Billy Crystal as Jodie Dallas.
Eight Is Enough
Television series about the "Bradford brood" and their father.
Sitcom about two girls and their male room mate.
TV show about a Los Angeles County medical examiner called Dr. Quincy.
TV show about three female police academy-trained private detectives.
Comedy TV show about three young men called Raj, Dwayne and Rerun.
Laverne & Shirley
Series about two roommates called Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney.
TV show about a superhero called Diana Prince.
British sitcom about a hotel owner called Basil Fawlty.
Welcome Back, Kotter
Gabe Kotter returns to his old school as a teacher, where he's put in charge of "the Sweathogs".
Starsky & Hutch
Detectives David Starsky and Kenneth 'Hutch' Hutchinson protect the streets of Bay City.
Sitcom about a police station in New York City. Starring Hal Linden as Captain Bernard "Barney" Miller.
TV show about an African- American couple that have moved into an upscale high-rise building.
The Rockford Files
TV show about a Private Detective that was previously jailed for a crime that he didn't commit.
Little House on the Prairie
TV show that was set in the 1870s.
American sitcom about a family living in a poor, black neighborhood in inner-city Chicago.
TV show that is set in the 1950s / 1960s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The Six Million Dollar Man
Sci-fi series about a superhuman man who was rebuilt using bionic implants.
Television series about a Private Detective and his widowed daughter-in-law.
Last of the Summer Wine
British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.
TV series about an American military medical unit during the Korean War.
The Bob Newhart Show
Sitcom starring Bob Newhart as a psychologist called Dr. Robert Hartley.
TV series about a family living in rural Virginia during the Great Depression.
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.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1978.
Fred Flintstone and Friends
Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels
The All-New Super Friends Hour
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
All in the Family
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
The Pink Panther Show
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
The Bugs Bunny Show
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1978.
Hungry Hungry Hippos
Water Ring Toss
The Atari 2600
Star Wars action figures
Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game)
Dungeons & Dragons
Risk board game
Baby Alive (doll)
Big Jim (action figure)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
The Easy-Bake Oven
Etch A Sketch
Popular video games that people were playing in May of 1978.
Arcade game published by Atari.
Wild West themed arcade shooter game.
Arcade game where the player gets to control a World War I flying ace.
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 May 26th, 1984, instead.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 26th.
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Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on May 26th, 1978.
James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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