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November 27th, 1978.

November 27th, 1978, was a Monday. It was day 331 of 1978. The decade was the 1970s.

42 years, 5 months and 21 days have passed since November 27th, 1978.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.

On this day.

What happened on November 27th, 1978?

  • San Francisco mayor George Moscone is murdered.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on November 27th, 1978.

  • United States: You Don't Bring Me Flowers - Barbra Streisand & Neil Diamond
  • United Kingdom: Da Ya Think I'm Sexy - Rod Stewart
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Take me back to November 27th, 1978!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is November 27th, 1978 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. In America, Thanksgiven Day has come and passed.

It's November, so the evenings are getting darker and the days are getting colder. In America, the song You Don't Bring Me Flowers by Barbra Streisand & Neil Diamond is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Da Ya Think I'm Sexy by Rod Stewart 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 "What's Happening!!", "The Love Boat", "Taxi" and "Mork & Mindy". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pursuit", "Gun Fight", "Breakout" and "Space Invaders". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Sesame Street", "Happy Days", "Mork & Mindy" and "Diff'rent Strokes".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Lite-Brite, Baby Alive (doll), the Atari 2600 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 27th, 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.

  • 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.

  • Who were the best football players 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.

  • The Deer Hunter.

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

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Roller skates.

    Roller skates.

    The popularity of roller skates exploded during the later half of the 1970s.

  • Disco music.

    Disco music.

    In the second half of the 1970s, disco music became mainstream. During this period, nightclub-goers often wore extravagant outfits. Furthermore, dances such as the "Hustle", the "Bump" and the "Penguin" also became popular.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 42 years, 5 months and 21 days have passed since November 27th, 1978.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 48 of 1978.
  • Leap Year: 1978 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on November 27th, 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 280972800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around November 27th, 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.
  • 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.
  • This date: November 27th, 1978
  • December 11th, 1978: The Lufthansa heist at John F. Kennedy International Airport is carried out by associates of the Lucchese family.
  • December 20th, 1978: Serial killer John Wayne Gacy confesses his crimes to police.
  • December 22nd, 1978: American serial killer John Wayne Gacey is arrested and admits to committing 25+ murders.
  • December 27th, 1978: The Constitution of Spain is approved in a referendum, officially ending 40 years of military dictatorship.

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 27th, 1978, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Scorpio.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1978 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: November 27th, 1978 falls under the Owl.
  • 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 27th, 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 27th of November.

US President.

Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on November 27th, 1978.

UK Prime Minister.

James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on November 27th, 1978.

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about November 27th, 1978.

  • A total of 15,514 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,216 weeks have passed.
  • 1,340,406,000 seconds have passed since the November 27th, 1978.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,563,807,000 times.
  • Since November 27th, 1978, the earth has travelled approximately 691,649,496,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 223,401,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 115,274,916 steps. That's about 51,233 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,084,872 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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