December 27th, 1978

December 27th, 1978, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 361 of 1978. The decade was the 1970s.

41 years, 8 months and 25 days have passed since December 27th, 1978.


On This Date

Events that occurred on December 27th, 1978:

  • The Constitution of Spain is approved in a referendum, officially ending 40 years of military dictatorship.


Music Singles

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

  • United States: Le Freak - Chic
  • United Kingdom: Mary's Boy Child - Boney M

Take Me Back!

The date is December 27th, 1978 and it's a Wednesday. Christmas Day of 1978 has just passed and many people are relaxing at home and enjoying the holiday season. In America, the song Le Freak by Chic is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Mary's Boy Child by Boney M is the number one hit song. Jimmy Carter is currently the President of the United States. 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.

The film "Superman" has just been released in movie theaters. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "Good Times", "The Muppet Show" and "Eight Is Enough". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pursuit", "Gun Fight", "Breakout" and "Space Invaders".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Pink Panther Show", "All in the Family", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" and "Mork & Mindy". Popular toys include the likes of "Dungeons & Dragons", "Stretch Armstrong", "Atari 2600" and "Cabbage Patch Kids".


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 December 27th, 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.

  • 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, 8 months and 25 days have passed since December 27th, 1978.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 52 of 1978.
  • Leap Year: 1978 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 27th, 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 283564800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around December 27th, 1978:

  • November 27th, 1978: San Francisco mayor George Moscone is murdered.
  • December 22nd, 1978: American serial killer John Wayne Gacey is arrested and admits to committing 25+ murders.
  • January 16th, 1979: Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi flees Iran with his family.
  • January 21st, 1979: Super Bowl XIII: The Pittsburgh Steelers defeat the Dallas Cowboys by 35-31 at the Miami Orange Bowl.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 27th, 1978, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1978 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: December 27th, 1978 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.

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.
  • 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.

1978 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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"


1978 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1978:

  • Cabbage Patch Kids
  • Speak & Spell
  • Simon (memory game)
  • Shogun Warriors
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Hungry Hungry Hippos
  • Kenner Star Wars action figures
  • 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)

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 27th of December:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

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

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on December 27th, 1978 was probably conceived around the 19th of March, 1978. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 27th, 1978 is the 6th of October, 1979. (Rough Estimate).

Video 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.
  • Pursuit - Arcade game where the player gets to control a World War I flying ace.

How old was I?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on December 27th, 1978.

Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 15,245 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,317,164,400 seconds have passed since the December 27th, 1978.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,536,691,800 times.
  • Since December 27th, 1978, earth has travelled approximately 679,656,830,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 219,527,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 113,276,138 steps. That's about 50,345 miles!
  • Since this date, 15,805,973 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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