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September 17, 1978

September 17, 1978, was a Sunday. It was the 260th day of 1978. The decade was the seventies.

45 years, 5 months, and 14 days have passed since September 17, 1978.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on September 17, 1978:

  • The Camp David Accords are signed by Israel and Egypt.
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on September 17, 1978:

  • United States: "Boogie Oogie Oogie" by A Taste of Honey
  • United Kingdom: "Three Times A Lady" by Commodores

The Billboard Hot 100 on September 17, 1978

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Boogie Oogie Oogie - A Taste Of Honey
  • Three Times A Lady - Commodores
  • Hot Blooded - Foreigner
  • Hopelessly Devoted To You - Olivia Newton-John
  • Kiss You All Over - Exile
Play the top singles 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.
Animal House

Top movie

The movie "Animal House" was at the top of the box office on this day.

Facts

This date occurred 16,602 days ago. Approximately 553 months have passed. It was the 260th day of 1978, in week 37. The decade was the seventies. People who were born on September 17, 1978, are now 45 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. We have gone through approximately 184 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to September 17, 1978

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is September 17, 1978, and it's a Sunday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Virgo. People are currently enjoying their weekend. However, because it's a Sunday, some are dreading the week ahead.

Schools and colleges are starting again, and fall has officially arrived. As a result, temperatures are beginning to cool, and trees are starting to shed their leaves. The earthy smells of autumn have started to fill the air. In America, the song "Boogie Oogie Oogie" by A Taste of Honey is at the top of the singles charts, while "Three Times A Lady" by Commodores is the number-one song in the UK.

Jimmy Carter is the President of the United States, and the movie Animal House is at the top of the box office. James Callaghan is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Good Times", "Little House on the Prairie", "Starsky & Hutch", and "Laverne & Shirley".

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 Sid Vicious and John Wayne would be still alive.

People are playing video games such as "Pursuit", "Gun Fight", "Breakout", and "Space Invaders". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "All in the Family", "Bagpuss", "The Muppet Show", and "Godzilla". Children are playing with toys such as Lite-Brite, Baby Alive (doll), Risk board game, and Shogun Warriors.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on September 17, 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 September 17, 1978.

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around September 17, 1978.

  • August 19, 1978: 420 people are killed when four men set the Cinema Rex on fire in Abadan, Iran.
  • August 26, 1978: Pope John Paul I succeeds Pope Paul VI.
  • September 5, 1978: Peace talks between Egypt and Israel begin at Camp David.
  • September 7, 1978:
    • The Who drummer Keith Moon dies of a drug overdose.
    • Bulgarian dissident writer Georgi Markov is assassinated on Waterloo Bridge in London.
  • September 8, 1978: Black Friday: Iranian soldiers kill 700 - 3000 protesters.
  • September 11, 1978: Janet Parker becomes the last person to die of smallpox.
  • September 16, 1978: 25,000 people are killed when an earthquake hits the Iranian city of Tabas.
  • This date: September 17, 1978
  • September 18, 1978: The first episode of "WKRP in Cincinnati" is aired on television.
  • September 25, 1978: 144 people are killed when PSA Flight 182 collides with a small aircraft in San Diego, California.
  • September 28, 1978: Less than two months after being named as the new Pope, John Paul I passes away.
  • October 12, 1978: Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious is arrested on suspicion of murdering his girlfriend Nancy Spungen.
  • October 16, 1978: Pope John Paul II succeeds Pope John Paul I.
  • October 17, 1978: The song "Y.M.C.A." is released by the Village People.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 17, 1978, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • 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: September 17, 1978 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.
  • Birth flower (September): The Aster and the Morning Glory.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

TV series on September 17, 1978

People in September 1978 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from September 1978.

Taxi
Taxi
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

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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in September 1978

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

Mork & Mindy
Mork & Mindy
Battle of the Planets
Battle of the Planets
The All New Popeye Hour
The All New Popeye Hour

The New Fantastic Four
The New Fantastic Four
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!
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

Toys in 1978

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

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 September 1978.

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

Were you born on September 17, 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 September 17, 1984, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on September 17.

Hank Williams

Hank Williams

Singer Deceased
Born on September 17, 1923
He was not alive on this date.

John Ritter

John Ritter

Actor Deceased
Born on September 17, 1948
He turned 30 on this day in 1978.

Keith Flint

Keith Flint

The Prodigy member Deceased
Born on September 17, 1969
He turned 9 on this day in 1978.

Patrick Mahomes II

Patrick Mahomes II

NFL player
Born on September 17, 1995
He was born exactly 17 years after this date.

USA

US President

Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on September 17, 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 September 17, 1978 was most likely conceived around December 25, 1977.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 17, 1978 is close to June 10, 1979.

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Stats for September 17, 1978

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about September 17, 1978:

  • 16,602 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,371 weeks have passed.
  • 1,434,416,400 seconds have passed since September 17, 1978.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,673,485,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 740,158,862,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 239,069,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 123,359,810 steps. That's roughly 54,827 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,212,997 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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