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June 2nd, 1978.

June 2nd, 1978, was a Friday. It was day 153 of 1978. The decade was the 1970s.

43 years and 10 days have passed since June 2nd, 1978.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

Born on June 2nd, 1978.

People who were born on this exact date.

  • Justin Long: Actor.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on June 2nd, 1978.

  • United States: Too Much Too Little Too Late - Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams
  • United Kingdom: Rivers Of Babylon - Boney M
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Take me back to June 2nd, 1978!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is June 2nd, 1978 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song Too Much Too Little Too Late by Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams 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 and 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.

In Argentina, the 1978 FIFA World Cup is currently taking place. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Starsky & Hutch", "Charlie's Angels", "Chips" and "The Love Boat". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pursuit", "Gun Fight" and "Breakout".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Sesame Street" and "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Magna Doodle, Connect Four, Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game) and Simon (memory game).

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on June 2nd, 1978.

  • 1978 FIFA World Cup is taking place in Argentina.

    1978 FIFA World Cup is taking place in Argentina.

    The 1978 FIFA World Cup was taking place in Argentina at this time. The host nation won the competition after defeating the Netherlands in extra time.

  • Iranian Revolution.

    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.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1978?

    Who were the best NBA players in 1978?

    The best NBA players in 1978 were Bill Walton, Truck Robinson, Julius Erving, George Gervin and David Thompson.

  • Who were the best football players in 1978?

    Who were the best football players in 1978?

    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.

    The Deer Hunter.

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

  • Billy Joel - "Just the Way You Are"

    Billy Joel - "Just the Way You Are"

    "Just the Way You Are" by Billy Joel won a Grammy for 1978's Song of the Year.

  • 1978 in movies.

    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.

  • Time Person of the Year: 1978.

    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 music.

    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.

  • Roller skates.

    Roller skates.

    The popularity of roller skates exploded during the later half of the 1970s.

  • Disco music.

    Disco music.

    In the second half of the 1970s, disco music became mainstream. During this period, nightclub-goers often wore extravagant outfits. Furthermore, dances such as the "Hustle", the "Bump" and the "Penguin" also became popular.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 43 years and 10 days have passed since June 2nd, 1978.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 22 of 1978.
  • Leap Year: 1978 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on June 2nd, 1978, will be 43 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1978 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 265590000.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around June 2nd, 1978.

  • May 3rd, 1978: The first ever spam email is sent to multiple ARPANET addresses.
  • 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.
  • May 15th, 1978: Former Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies passes away at the age of 83.
  • May 17th, 1978: John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John release the song "You're the One That I Want".
  • May 25th, 1978: The Unabomber's first bomb explodes in the parking lot of the University of Illinois in Chicago.
  • June 1st, 1978: The 1978 FIFA World Cup starts in Argentina.
  • This date: June 2nd, 1978
  • June 7th, 1978: The Washington Bullets win the 1978 NBA Finals after they defeat the Seattle SuperSonics 4-3.
  • June 18th, 1978: Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer murders Steven Mark Hicks.
  • June 19th, 1978: The comic strip "Garfield" appears for the first time.
  • June 25th, 1978: Argentina wins the World Cup after beating the Netherlands 3-1.
  • June 29th, 1978: Actor Bob Crane is found bludgeoned to death at his apartment in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 2nd, 1978, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1978 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: June 2nd, 1978 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.
  • Birth flower (June): The Rose and the Honeysuckle.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on June 2nd, 1978.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1978.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1978.

  • Simon (memory game)
  • Shogun Warriors
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Hungry Hungry Hippos
  • The Atari 2600
  • Star Wars action figures
  • Lego Technic
  • Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game)
  • Micronauts
  • Stretch Armstrong
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Connect Four
  • Magna Doodle
  • Baby Alive (doll)
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • VertiBird (toy helicopter)
  • Battleship (game)
  • Lite-Brite
  • The Easy-Bake Oven
  • Etch A Sketch

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • 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.

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out June 2nd, 1984 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 2nd of June.

  • June 2nd, 1954: Dennis Haysbert (Actor) turned 24 on this day in 1978.
  • June 2nd, 1972: Wentworth Miller (Actor) turned 6 on this day in 1978.
  • June 2nd, 1988: Sergio Aguero (Argentine soccer player) was born exactly 10 years after this date.
  • June 2nd, 1994: Shroud (Canadian streamer) was born exactly 16 years after this date.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 2nd of June.

  • Republic Day (Italy)

US President.

Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on June 2nd, 1978.

UK Prime Minister.

James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on June 2nd, 1978.

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on June 2nd, 1978 was most likely conceived around the 23rd of August, 1977.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 2nd, 1978 is close to the 12th of March, 1979.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about June 2nd, 1978.

  • A total of 15,716 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,245 weeks have passed.
  • 1,357,862,400 seconds have passed since the June 2nd, 1978.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,584,172,800 times.
  • Since June 2nd, 1978, the earth has travelled approximately 700,656,998,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 226,310,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 116,776,166 steps. That's about 51,901 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,294,349 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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