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December 28, 1978

December 28, 1978, was a Thursday. It was 45 years, 5 months, and 26 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

Birthdays

Born on December 28, 1978

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Popular songs

On December 28, 1978, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

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

The music charts on December 28, 1978

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Le Freak - Chic
  • Too Much Heaven - Bee Gees
  • You Don't Bring Me Flowers - Barbra Streisand & Neil Diamond
  • My Life - Billy Joel
  • I Love The Nightlife (Disco 'round) - Alicia Bridges
Play the top songs 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.
Superman

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Superman".

Facts

This date was 16,615 days ago. Approximately 554 months have passed. It was the 362nd day of 1978, in week 52. The decade was the seventies. The start of 1979 was just 3 days away. People born on this day are currently 45 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. 185 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to December 28, 1978

Let's go back to the seventies.

It is Thursday, December 28, 1978. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Christmas Day of 1978 has just passed, and many people are relaxing at home and enjoying the holiday season.

The year is coming to an end, so friends and family are making plans for New Year's Eve. In America, the song "Le Freak" by Chic is at the top of the singles charts, while "Mary's Boy Child" by Boney M is the number-one song in the UK. Jimmy Carter is the President of the United States, and the movie Superman is at the top of the box office.

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.

The film "Superman" has just been released in movie theaters. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Sid Vicious and John Wayne would be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Bob Newhart Show", "Last of the Summer Wine", "The Love Boat", and "Dallas".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pursuit", "Gun Fight", "Breakout", and "Space Invaders". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Pink Panther Show", "Fred Flintstone and Friends", "The New Fantastic Four", and "Battle of the Planets". Popular toys at the moment include Twister mat, VertiBird (toy helicopter), Baby Alive (doll), and Water Ring Toss.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on December 28, 1978.

  • Christmas Day 1978 has just passed.

    Christmas Day 1978 has just passed

    Christmas Day of 1978 had just passed. Many people were relaxing, meeting up with friends, and spending time with their families.
  • 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 December 28, 1978.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to December 28, 1978.

  • 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.
  • December 20, 1978: Serial killer John Wayne Gacy confesses his crimes to police.
  • December 22, 1978: American serial killer John Wayne Gacey is arrested and admits to committing 25+ murders.
  • December 27, 1978: The Constitution of Spain is approved in a referendum, officially ending 40 years of military dictatorship.
  • This date: December 28, 1978
  • January 1, 1979: Soccer: Gary Lineker makes his senior debut.
  • January 12, 1979: Serial killer Kenneth Bianchi (Hillside Stranglers) is arrested in Washington.
  • January 16, 1979: Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi flees Iran with his family.
  • January 21, 1979: Super Bowl XIII: The Pittsburgh Steelers defeat the Dallas Cowboys by 35-31 at the Miami Orange Bowl.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 28, 1978, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1978 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 11.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 28, 1978 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1978

In December 1978, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from December 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

Kids TV shows on December 28, 1978

If you were a kid on December 28, 1978, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

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

Popular toys and games in 1978

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

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 December 1978.

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

Were you born on December 28, 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 December 28, 1984, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on December 28.

Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson

US President Deceased
Born on December 28, 1856
He was not alive on this date.

Stan Lee

Stan Lee

Comic book writer Deceased
Born on December 28, 1922
He turned 56 on this day in 1978.

Maggie Smith

Maggie Smith

Actress
Born on December 28, 1934
She turned 44 on this day in 1978.

Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington

Actor
Born on December 28, 1954
He turned 24 on this day in 1978.

Robert F. Chew

Robert F. Chew

Actor Deceased
Born on December 28, 1960
He turned 18 on this day in 1978.

USA

US President

Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on December 28, 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 December 28, 1978 was most likely conceived around April 6, 1978.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 28, 1978 is close to September 20, 1979.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about December 28, 1978:

  • 16,615 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,373 weeks have passed.
  • 1,435,532,400 seconds have passed since December 28, 1978.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,674,787,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 740,734,718,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 239,255,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 123,455,786 steps. That's roughly 54,869 miles.
  • 17,226,389 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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