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November 19th, 1978.

November 19th, 1978, was a Sunday. It was day 323 of 1978. The decade was the 1970s.

42 years, 5 months and 19 days have passed since November 19th, 1978.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.

On this day.

What happened on November 19th, 1978?

  • NFL: The "Miracle at the Meadowlands" occurs when a fumbled ball gifts the Philadelphia Eagles a shock win over the New York Giants.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on November 19th, 1978.

  • United States: MacArthur Park - Donna Summer
  • United Kingdom: Rat Trap - Boom Town Rats

Take me back to November 19th, 1978!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is November 19th, 1978 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Scorpio. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

In America, Thanksgiven Day of 1978 is just around the corner. It's November, so the evenings are getting darker and the days are getting colder. In America, the song MacArthur Park by Donna Summer is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Rat Trap by Boom Town Rats is the number one hit song. Jimmy Carter is currently the President of the United States and 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Rockford Files", "Starsky & Hutch", "Soap" 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 Bugs Bunny Show", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Mork & Mindy" and "Diff'rent Strokes". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Baby Alive (doll), Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game), Hungry Hungry Hippos and Shogun Warriors.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on November 19th, 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.

  • Who were the best football players in 1978?

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 42 years, 5 months and 19 days have passed since November 19th, 1978.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 46 of 1978.
  • Leap Year: 1978 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on November 19th, 1978, will be 42 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1978 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 280281600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around November 19th, 1978.

  • November 3rd, 1978: The first episode of "Diff'rent Strokes" is aired.
  • November 15th, 1978: Kenny Rogers releases the song "The Gambler".
  • November 18th, 1978: Cult leader Jim Jones and 918 of his members commit mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana.
  • November 18th, 1978: US Congressman Leo Ryan is shot dead by Jim Jones' cult members in Jonestown, Guyana.
  • November 18th, 1978: The song "September" is released by Earth, Wind & Fire.
  • This date: November 19th, 1978
  • November 27th, 1978: San Francisco mayor George Moscone is murdered.
  • December 11th, 1978: The Lufthansa heist at John F. Kennedy International Airport is carried out by associates of the Lucchese family.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on November 19th, 1978, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Libra.
  • 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 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: November 19th, 1978 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of November will have the birthstones Topaz and Citrine.
  • Birth flower (November): The Chrysanthemum.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on November 19th, 1978.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1978.

  • Diff'rent Strokes
  • 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

Popular toys and games in 1978.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1978.

  • Cabbage Patch Kids
  • Speak & Spell
  • Simon (memory game)
  • Shogun Warriors
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Hungry Hungry Hippos
  • The Atari 2600
  • Star Wars action figures
  • Lego Technic
  • Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game)
  • Micronauts
  • Stretch Armstrong
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Connect Four
  • Magna Doodle
  • Baby Alive (doll)
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • VertiBird (toy helicopter)
  • Battleship (game)
  • Lite-Brite

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • 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.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 19th of November.

US President.

Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on November 19th, 1978.

UK Prime Minister.

James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on November 19th, 1978.

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on November 19th, 1978 was most likely conceived around the 9th of February, 1978.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on November 19th, 1978 is close to the 29th of August, 1979.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about November 19th, 1978.

  • A total of 15,512 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,216 weeks have passed.
  • 1,340,233,200 seconds have passed since the November 19th, 1978.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,563,605,400 times.
  • Since November 19th, 1978, the earth has travelled approximately 691,560,331,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 223,372,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 115,260,055 steps. That's about 51,227 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,082,798 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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