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June 2nd, 1978

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

42 years, 4 months and 25 days have passed since June 2nd, 1978.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Justin Long: Actor.


Music Singles

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

Take Me Back!

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. 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.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "Welcome Back, Kotter", "Wonder Woman", "Quincy, M.E." and "Eight Is Enough". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pursuit", "Gun Fight" and "Breakout". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Sesame Street" and "The Muppet Show".

Popular toys include the likes of "Lite-Brite", "Baby Alive (doll)", "Kenner Star Wars action figures" and "Water Ring Toss".


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 June 2nd, 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.

  • 1978 FIFA World Cup

    The 1978 FIFA World Cup is taking place in Argentina. The host nation win the competition after defeating the Netherlands in extra time.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 42 years, 4 months and 25 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 42 years of age.
  • 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 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 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.
  • 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 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.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • 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 (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).
  • 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.

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.
  • 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:

  • Simon (memory game)
  • Shogun Warriors
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Hungry Hungry Hippos
  • Kenner Star Wars action figures
  • 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
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 2nd of June:


Holidays

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

  • Republic Day (Italy)

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

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

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on June 2nd, 1978 was probably conceived around the 23rd of August, 1977. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 2nd, 1978 is the 12th of March, 1979. (Rough Estimate).

Video 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.
  • Pursuit - Arcade game where the player gets to control a World War I flying ace.

How old was I?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on June 2nd, 1978.

Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 15,488 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,338,166,800 seconds have passed since the June 2nd, 1978.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,561,194,600 times.
  • Since June 2nd, 1978, earth has travelled approximately 690,494,068,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 223,027,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 115,082,345 steps. That's about 51,148 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,058,002 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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