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November 19, 1978

November 19, 1978, was a Sunday. It was 45 years, 5 months, and 28 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on November 19, 1978:

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

Born on November 19, 1978

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on November 19, 1978:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on November 19, 1978

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • MacArthur Park - Donna Summer
  • Double Vision - Foreigner
  • How Much I Feel - Ambrosia
  • You Needed Me - Anne Murray
  • You Don't Bring Me Flowers - Barbra Streisand & Neil Diamond
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.
Magic

Top movie

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

Facts

This date occurred 16,617 days ago. Approximately 554 months have passed. It was the 323rd day of 1978, in week 46. The decade was the seventies. The end of 1978 was just 42 days away. People who were born on November 19, 1978, are now 45 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. We have gone through approximately 185 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to November 19, 1978

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is November 19, 1978, and it's a Sunday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Scorpio. People are currently enjoying their weekend. However, because it's a Sunday, some are dreading the week ahead.

In America, Thanksgiving 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 at the top of the singles charts, while "Rat Trap" by Boom Town Rats is the number-one song in the UK.

Jimmy Carter is the President of the United States, and the movie Magic 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 "Hawaii Five-O", "All in the Family", "Happy Days", and "Starsky & Hutch".

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". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "The Pink Panther Show", "The All-New Super Friends Hour", "Fred Flintstone and Friends", and "Battle of the Planets". Children are playing with toys such as Operation, Big Jim (action figure), Simon (memory game), and Speak & Spell.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on November 19, 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 November 19, 1978.

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around November 19, 1978.

  • November 3, 1978: The first episode of "Diff'rent Strokes" is aired.
  • November 15, 1978: Kenny Rogers releases the song "The Gambler".
  • November 18, 1978:
    • Cult leader Jim Jones and 918 of his members commit mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana.
    • US Congressman Leo Ryan is shot dead by Jim Jones' cult members in Jonestown, Guyana.
    • The song "September" is released by Earth, Wind & Fire.
  • This date: November 19, 1978
  • November 27, 1978: San Francisco mayor George Moscone is murdered.
  • December 11, 1978: The Lufthansa heist at John F. Kennedy International Airport is carried out by associates of the Lucchese family.
  • December 16, 1978: The City of Cleveland enters into a financial default on federal loans.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on November 19, 1978, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • 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 19, 1978 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of November will have the birthstones Topaz and Citrine.
  • Birth flower (November): The Chrysanthemum.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

TV series on November 19, 1978

People in November 1978 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from November 1978.

WKRP in Cincinnati
WKRP in Cincinnati
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!!

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 November 1978

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

Diff'rent Strokes
Diff'rent Strokes
Mork & Mindy
Mork & Mindy
Battle of the Planets
Battle of the Planets

The All New Popeye Hour
The All New Popeye Hour
Godzilla
Godzilla
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
Toys

Toys in 1978

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

Cabbage Patch Kids
Cabbage Patch Kids
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
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in November 1978.

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

Were you born on November 19, 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 November 19, 1984, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on November 19.

James A. Garfield

James A. Garfield

US President Deceased
Born on November 19, 1831
He was not alive on this date.

Larry King

Larry King

TV host Deceased
Born on November 19, 1933
He turned 45 on this day in 1978.

Meg Ryan

Meg Ryan

Actress
Born on November 19, 1961
She turned 17 on this day in 1978.

Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster

Actress
Born on November 19, 1962
She turned 16 on this day in 1978.

RiceGum

RiceGum

Internet personality
Born on November 19, 1996
He was born exactly 18 years after this date.

USA

US President

Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on November 19, 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 November 19, 1978 was most likely conceived around February 26, 1978.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on November 19, 1978 is close to August 12, 1979.

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Stats for November 19, 1978

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about November 19, 1978:

  • 16,617 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,373 weeks have passed.
  • 1,435,705,200 seconds have passed since November 19, 1978.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,674,989,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 740,823,883,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 239,284,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 123,470,647 steps. That's roughly 54,876 miles.
  • 17,228,462 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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