28th of September, 1978

The 28th of September, 1978, fell on a Thursday. Day 271 of 1978. Decade: 1970s.

41 years, 4 months and 29 days have passed since the 28th of September, 1978.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 28th of September, 1978:

  • Less than two months after being named as the new Pope, John Paul I passes away.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 28th of September, 1978:

  • United States: Kiss You All Over - Exile
  • United Kingdom: Summer Nights - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John

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 the 28th of September, 1978.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Deer Hunter

    "The Deer Hunter" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1978.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 41 years, 4 months and 29 days have passed since the 28th of September, 1978.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 39 of 1978.
  • Leap Year: 1978 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 28th of September, 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 275785200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 28th of September, 1978:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 28th of September, 1978, will have the star sign Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1978 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 28th of September, 1978 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Mork & Mindy - Comedy TV show about an alien called Mork. Starring Robin Williams.
  • Taxi - American sitcom starring Andy Kaufman and Danny DeVito.
  • 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.
  • Eight Is Enough - Television series about the "Bradford brood" and their father.
  • Three's Company - Sitcom about two girls and their male room mate.
  • 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.

1978 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1978.

"Mork & Mindy" - "Battle of the Planets" - "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)
  • Shogun Warriors
  • Hungry Hungry Hippos
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Kenner Star Wars action figures
  • Atari 2600
  • Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game)
  • Lego Technic
  • Stretch Armstrong
  • Micronauts
  • Connect Four
  • Magna Doodle
  • Baby Alive (doll)
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • VertiBird (toy helicopter)
  • Battleship (game)
  • Lite-Brite
  • Easy-Bake Oven
  • Etch A Sketch

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 28th of September:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on the 28th of September, 1978.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 28th of September, 1978 was probably conceived around the 19th of December, 1977. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 28th of September, 1978 is the 8th of July, 1979. (Rough Estimate).

Computer Games

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.

28th of September

Events that have occurred on the 28th of September:


How old was I?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on the 28th of September, 1978.

Videos

Looking for some nostalgia? Here are some Youtube videos relating to the 28th of September, 1978. Please note that videos are automatically selected by Youtube and that results may vary! Click on the "Load Next Video" button to view the next video in the search playlist. In many cases, you'll find episodes of old TV shows, documentaries, music videos and soap dramas.


NB: If a video is blank, click on the button above to view the next one...

Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 28th of September, 1978.

  • 15,127 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,306,976,400 seconds have passed since the 28th of September, 1978.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,524,805,800 times.
  • Since the 28th of September, 1978, earth has travelled approximately 674,399,822,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 217,829,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 112,399,970 steps. That's about 49,956 miles!
  • Since this date, 15,683,717 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Comments

What does the 28th of September, 1978 mean to you? Were you born on this date? Did you finish school? Was this the date that you were married?


Random Dates

A list of random dates that you might be interested in: