July 21st, 1978, fell on a Friday. It was day 202 of 1978. The decade was the 1970s.
41 years, 11 months and 22 days have passed since July 21st, 1978.
Born On This Date
People who were born on this exact date:
Born on this exact date: Josh Hartnett: Actor.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 21st, 1978:
United States: Shadow Dancing - Andy Gibb
United Kingdom: You're The One That I Want - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
Take Me Back!
The date is July 21st, 1978 and it's a Friday. People 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 Shadow Dancing by Andy Gibb is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, You're The One That I Want by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Good Times", "Welcome Back, Kotter", "Laverne & Shirley" and "Charlie's Angels". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pursuit", "Gun Fight", "Breakout" and "Space Invaders".
Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "The Pink Panther Show", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" and "Happy Days". Popular toys include the likes of "Battleship (game)", "Big Jim (action figure)", "Hungry Hungry Hippos" and "Shogun Warriors".
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 July 21st, 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.
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.
Basic facts and information about this date:
41 years, 11 months and 22 days have passed since July 21st, 1978.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 29 of 1978.
Leap Year: 1978 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on July 21st, 1978, will be 41 years of age.
People born in 1978 belong to the "Generation X" generation.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 269823600.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around July 21st, 1978:
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.
August 19th, 1978: 420 people are killed when four men set the Cinema Rex on fire in Abadan, Iran.
Horoscopes & Birthstone Information
Zodiac & Birthstone information:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 21st, 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).
Native American Zodiac: July 21st, 1978 falls under the Woodpecker.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
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:
Speak & Spell
Simon (memory game)
Water Ring Toss
Hungry Hungry Hippos
Kenner Star Wars action figures
Star Wars action figures
Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game)
Dungeons & Dragons
Baby Alive (doll)
Big Jim (action figure)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 21st of July:
Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on July 21st, 1978.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on July 21st, 1978 was probably conceived around the 11th of October, 1977. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 21st, 1978 is the 30th of April, 1979. (Rough Estimate).
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
Space Invaders - Shooter arcade game.
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.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about July 21st, 1978.
15,332 days have passed since this date.
1,324,684,800 seconds have passed since the July 21st, 1978.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,545,465,600 times.
Since July 21st, 1978, earth has travelled approximately 683,537,356,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 220,780,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 113,922,893 steps. That's about 50,632 miles!
Since this date, 15,896,218 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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