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June 6, 1978

June 6, 1978, was a Tuesday. It was 46 years, 1 month, and 18 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

Birthdays

Born on June 6, 1978

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Music charts

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on June 6, 1978:

  • United States: "You're The One That I Want" by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
  • United Kingdom: "Rivers Of Babylon" by Boney M

The Billboard Hot 100 on June 6, 1978

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Too Much, Too Little, Too Late - Johnny Mathis/Deniece Williams
  • You're The One That I Want - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
  • Shadow Dancing - Andy Gibb
  • With A Little Luck - Wings
  • Feels So Good - Chuck Mangione
Play the top songs from 1978
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1978. Take a trip back to the days of the Bee Gees, the Dire Straits, Eric Clapton and Frankie Valli.
American Graffiti

Top movie at the box office

The movie "American Graffiti" was at the top of the box office on June 6, 1978.

Facts

This date was 16,850 days ago. Approximately 562 months have passed. It was the 157th day of 1978, in week 23. The decade was the seventies. People born on this day are currently 46 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. The Earth has experienced 187 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to June 6, 1978

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Tuesday, June 6, 1978. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. The summer of 1978 is in full swing. The weather is warm, and the evenings are brighter than usual. Most schools and colleges are now finished until August or September.

In America, the song "You're The One That I Want" by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John is at the top of the singles charts, while "Rivers Of Babylon" by Boney M is the number-one song in the UK. Jimmy Carter is the President of the United States, and the movie American Graffiti 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. In Argentina, the 1978 FIFA World Cup is currently taking place.

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 "Columbo", "The Waltons", "What's Happening!!", and "Dallas". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pursuit", "Gun Fight", and "Breakout".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Schoolhouse Rock!", and "Fred Flintstone and Friends". Popular toys at the moment include Troll doll, Lite-Brite, Dungeons & Dragons, and Shogun Warriors.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on June 6, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players

    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.
  • Time Person of the Year: 1978.

    Time Person of the Year: 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.
  • 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.
  • Roller skates.

    Roller skates

    The popularity of roller skates exploded during the second half of the 1970s.
  • Disco music.

    Disco music

    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.
  • Hitchhiking is declining.

    Hitchhiking is declining

    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.

    Wallpaper

    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.
  • Office workers are using typewriters.

    Office workers are using typewriters

    Although personal computers began to emerge during the 1970s, typewriters were still the norm for most office workers.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on June 6, 1978.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to June 6, 1978.

  • May 8, 1978: Serial killer David Berkowitz (Son of Sam) pleads guilty to six murders.
  • May 9, 1978: The Red Brigades execute former Italian prime minister Aldo Moro two months after they kidnapped him.
  • May 10, 1978: Football: Liverpool win the European Cup after defeating Club Brugge 1-0.
  • May 12, 1978: John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John release the song "You're the One That I Want".
  • May 15, 1978: Former Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies passes away at the age of 83.
  • May 17, 1978: Charlie Chaplin's coffin is recovered more than two months after it was stolen in Cosier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland.
  • May 25, 1978: The Unabomber's first bomb explodes in the parking lot of the University of Illinois in Chicago.
  • May 26, 1978: The first legal casino opens in Atlantic City.
  • June 1, 1978: The 1978 FIFA World Cup starts in Argentina.
  • This date: June 6, 1978
  • June 7, 1978: The Washington Bullets win the 1978 NBA Finals after they defeat the Seattle SuperSonics 4-3.
  • June 9, 1978: NBA draft: Larry Bird is selected by the Boston Celtics with the sixth overall pick.
  • June 12, 1978: Serial killer David Berkowitz (Son of Sam) is given six life sentences.
  • June 16, 1978: The movie Grease is released.
  • June 18, 1978: Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer murders Steven Mark Hicks.
  • June 19, 1978: The comic strip "Garfield" appears for the first time.
  • June 25, 1978: Argentina wins the World Cup after beating the Netherlands 3-1.
  • June 29, 1978: Actor Bob Crane is found bludgeoned to death at his apartment in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 6, 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: June 6, 1978 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.
  • Birth flower (June): The Rose and the Honeysuckle.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1978

The following TV shows were popular in June 1978:

TV shows from June 1978.

Dallas
Dallas
The Incredible Hulk
The Incredible Hulk
The Love Boat
The Love Boat
Chips
Chips
Soap
Soap
Eight Is Enough
Eight Is Enough
Three's Company
Three's Company
Quincy, M.E.
Quincy, M.E.
Charlie's Angels
Charlie's Angels
What's Happening!!
What's Happening!!
Laverne & Shirley
Laverne & Shirley
Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman

Cars in 1978

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.

Cars in 1978.

Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on June 6, 1978

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1978:

Fred Flintstone and Friends
Fred Flintstone and Friends
Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels
Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels
The All-New Super Friends Hour
The All-New Super Friends Hour

The Muppet Show
The Muppet Show
Bagpuss
Bagpuss
Happy Days
Happy Days
Schoolhouse Rock!
Schoolhouse Rock!
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
All in the Family
All in the Family
Sesame Street
Sesame Street
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1978

Toys and games that were popular in 1978:

Simon (memory game)
Simon (memory game)
Shogun Warriors
Shogun Warriors
Hungry Hungry Hippos
Hungry Hungry Hippos
Water Ring Toss
Water Ring Toss
The Atari 2600
The Atari 2600
Star Wars action figures
Star Wars action figures
Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game)
Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game)
Lego Technic
Lego Technic
Stretch Armstrong
Stretch Armstrong
Micronauts
Micronauts
Dungeons & Dragons
Dungeons & Dragons
Connect Four
Connect Four
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in June 1978.

Breakout 1976
Breakout
Gun Fight 1975
Gun Fight
Pursuit 1975
Pursuit

Were you born on June 6, 1978?

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 June 6, 1984, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on June 6.

Diego Velazquez

Diego Velazquez

Painter Deceased
Born on June 6, 1599
He was not alive on this date.

Carole Baskin

Carole Baskin

Animal rights activist
Born on June 6, 1961
She turned 17 on this day in 1978.

Max Casella

Max Casella

Actor
Born on June 6, 1967
He turned 11 on this day in 1978.

Paul Giamatti

Paul Giamatti

Actor
Born on June 6, 1967
He turned 11 on this day in 1978.

nigahiga

nigahiga

Youtube personality
Born on June 6, 1990
He was born exactly 12 years after this date.

DeAndre Hopkins

DeAndre Hopkins

NFL player
Born on June 6, 1992
He was born exactly 14 years after this date.

USA

US President

Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on June 6, 1978.

UK

UK Prime Minister

James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on June 6, 1978 was most likely conceived around September 13, 1977.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 6, 1978 is close to February 27, 1979.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about June 6, 1978:

  • 16,850 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,407 weeks have passed.
  • 1,455,840,000 seconds have passed since June 6, 1978.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,698,480,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 751,213,440,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 242,640,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 125,202,240 steps. That's roughly 55,645 miles.
  • 17,470,080 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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