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July 6, 1978

July 6, 1978, was a Thursday. It was the 187th day of 1978. The decade was the seventies.

45 years, 7 months, and 26 days have passed since July 6, 1978.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

Birthdays

Born on July 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 July 6, 1978:

  • United States: "Shadow Dancing" by Andy Gibb
  • United Kingdom: "You're The One That I Want" by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John

The Billboard Hot 100 on July 6, 1978

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

  • Shadow Dancing - Andy Gibb
  • Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
  • It's A Heartache - Bonnie Tyler
  • Take A Chance On Me - ABBA
  • Use Ta Be My Girl - The O'Jays
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.
Grease

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Grease" was at the top of the box office on July 6, 1978.

Facts

This date was 16,675 days ago. Approximately 556 months have passed. It was the 187th day of 1978, in week 27. The decade was the seventies. People born on this day are currently 45 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. The Earth has experienced 185 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to July 6, 1978

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Thursday, July 6, 1978. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. The 4th of July celebrations in America have come and passed.

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 "Shadow Dancing" by Andy Gibb is at the top of the singles charts, while "You're The One That I Want" by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John is the number-one song in the UK. Jimmy Carter is the President of the United States, and the movie Grease 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 "Little House on the Prairie", "Welcome Back, Kotter", "Charlie's Angels", and "The Incredible Hulk". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pursuit", "Gun Fight", "Breakout", and "Space Invaders".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Pink Panther Show", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", "Happy Days", and "Fred Flintstone and Friends". Popular toys at the moment include VertiBird (toy helicopter), Star Wars action figures, Hungry Hungry Hippos, and Simon (memory game).

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on July 6, 1978.

  • 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 July 6, 1978.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to July 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.
  • This date: July 6, 1978
  • July 11, 1978: Los Alfaques disaster: 217 people lose their lives in a road accident and tanker explosion near Tarragona in Spain.
  • July 13, 1978: The BBC bans The Sex Pistols' final single "No One Is Innocent".
  • July 25, 1978:
    • Louise Joy Brown becomes the first person to be born after conception by IVF.
    • Two pro-independence activists are murdered in a police ambush in Ponce, Puerto Rico.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 6, 1978, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1978 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 2.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 6, 1978 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1978

The following TV shows were popular in July 1978:

TV shows from July 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
Fawlty Towers
Fawlty Towers
Welcome Back, Kotter
Welcome Back, Kotter
Starsky & Hutch
Starsky & Hutch
Barney Miller
Barney Miller
The Jeffersons
The Jeffersons
The Rockford Files
The Rockford Files
Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie
Good Times
Good Times
Happy Days
Happy Days
The Six Million Dollar Man
The Six Million Dollar Man
Barnaby Jones
Barnaby Jones
Last of the Summer Wine
Last of the Summer Wine
M*A*S*H
M*A*S*H
The Bob Newhart Show
The Bob Newhart Show
The Waltons
The Waltons

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 July 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

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!
The Pink Panther Show
The Pink Panther Show
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show
Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1978

Toys and games that were popular in 1978:

Speak & Spell
Speak & Spell
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
Magna Doodle
Magna Doodle
Risk board game
Risk board game
Baby Alive (doll)
Baby Alive (doll)
Big Jim (action figure)
Big Jim (action figure)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
Battleship (game)
Battleship (game)
Lite-Brite
Lite-Brite
Twister mat
Twister mat
Operation
Operation
The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven
Etch A Sketch
Etch A Sketch
Troll doll
Troll doll
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in July 1978.

Space Invaders 1978
Space Invaders
Breakout 1976
Breakout
Gun Fight 1975
Gun Fight
Pursuit 1975
Pursuit

Were you born on July 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 July 6, 1984, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

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

Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone

Actor
Born on July 6, 1946
He turned 32 on this day in 1978.

George W. Bush

George W. Bush

US President
Born on July 6, 1946
He turned 32 on this day in 1978.

Charizma

Charizma

Rapper Deceased
Born on July 6, 1973
He turned 5 on this day in 1978.

50 Cent

50 Cent

Rapper
Born on July 6, 1975
He turned 3 on this day in 1978.

Pearse Doherty

Pearse Doherty

Irish politician
Born on July 6, 1977
He turned 1 on this day in 1978.

Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart

Actor / Comedian
Born on July 6, 1979
He was born exactly one year after this date.

USA

US President

Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on July 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 July 6, 1978 was most likely conceived around October 13, 1977.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 6, 1978 is close to March 29, 1979.

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Stats for July 6, 1978

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about July 6, 1978:

  • 16,675 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,382 weeks have passed.
  • 1,440,723,600 seconds have passed since July 6, 1978.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,680,844,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 743,413,377,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 240,120,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 123,902,230 steps. That's roughly 55,068 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,288,683 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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