Monday May 01, 1978: on this day

About May 1st, 1978, in brief:

  • Historical events: 1st black Mayor of New Orleans (Ernest Morial) inaugurated
  • Day of the week: May 1st, 1978 was a Monday
  • Zodiac Sign: Taurus (in western zodiac), Horse (in Chinese zodiac)
  • Famous Birthdays: Tim McGraw, Ajith Kumar
  • Moon Phase: Last Quarter
  • #1 US song: Night Fever by Bee Gees
  • #1 UK song: Rivers Of Babylon / Brown Girl In The Ring by Boney M
  • Popular movie: Don directed by Chandra Barot

More about May 1st, 1978? See below for more news and curiosities on May 1st, 1978.


What day of the week was May 01, 1978?

May 01, 1978 was a Monday and it was the 121st day of the year 1978 in the Gregorian calendar.

May 01, 1978 can also be written as 5/1/1978 in the US and as 1/5/1978 in UK and Europe.


May 01, 1978: What happened on that day?

Here's what happened on May 01, 1978:

  • 1st black mayor of new orleans (ernest morial) inaugurated
  • Naomi uemura became 1st to reach north pole overland alone
  • Mvv soccer team forms in maastricht.
  • Japan's naomi uemura, travelling by dog sled, becomes the first person to reach the north pole alone.

May 01, 1978: What were the magazines covers that day?

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May 01, 1978: What is The Zodiac Sign for that day?

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The Zodiac and Astrological sign for May 1st is Taurus.

Taurus is the 2nd sign in the Western Zodiac. People born between April 20th and May 20th belong to the Taurus sign: discover Taurus personality and who should a Taurus marry.

Babies born in May are either Taurus or Gemini. People born before May 20th are Taurus, while people born from May 21st have the sign of Gemini.

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May 01, 1978: What is the Chinese Zodiac Sign for that day?

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The Chinese Zodiac sign for May 01, 1978 is Horse and the associated element is Earth.

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May 01, 1978: What was the moon phase on that day?

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The moon phase on May 01, 1978 was Last Quarter.

The moon phase refers to the appearance of the Moon in the night sky on May 01, 1978 and is determined by the portion of the Moon's illuminated surface that is visible from Earth.

An observer located in New York City on May 01, 1978 at 10pm, would see the moon, being 19% full, rising at 02:51 am and setting at 03:22 pm.

The previous full moon was on Apr 23, 1978 while the next full moon would come on May 22, 1978.

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Who was born on May 01, 1978?

Famous people born on May 01, 1978:

  • James Dale
    James Dale

    American actor.

  • Dannis Oates

    Dannis Oates is a Canadian entrepreneur who founded the e-commerce platform Shopify.

  • Josehua Bloch

    Co-founder of Google's AngularJS framework.

  • Severus Weasley

    Co-founder of a successful tech startup.

  • Nikala Druckman

    Renowned biologist known for her research on marine ecosystems.

  • Camy Fitzgerald

    Camy Fitzgerald is a best-selling author known for her captivating novels in the romance genre.

  • Bhavin Shah

    Bhavin Shah is an Indian entrepreneur and investor who co-founded Freshworks, a customer engagement software company.

  • Antia Patel

    Founder and CEO of Antia Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports social entrepreneurship and community development.

  • Carmell Rodriguez

    Carmell Rodriguez is a prominent politician and community leader.

  • Bryndon Fitzgerald

    Bryndon Fitzgerald is a best-selling author known for his historical fiction novels.

  • Allice Nguyen

    Allice Nguyen is a Vietnamese-American businesswoman and investor, known for her investments in sustainable technology and renewable energy...

  • Haely Eriksson

    Haely Eriksson is a Swedish novelist known for her critically acclaimed novels that explore themes of identity, culture, and social change.

  • Batu Ayah

    Indonesian politician known for his advocacy for social justice and human rights.

  • Kemiah Washington

    Kemiah Washington is a community organizer and activist known for her work in environmental justice.

  • Abdulkarim Soubra

    Abdulkarim Soubra is a Lebanese entrepreneur and the co-founder of the online grocery delivery platform Barakat.

  • Chisa Nakamura

    Chisa Nakamura is a Japanese novelist who has gained recognition for her poignant and emotionally resonant works of fiction.

  • Laakea Kekoa

    Laakea Kekoa is a respected business consultant who specializes in helping Hawaiian businesses expand into international markets.

  • Simon Pearson

    Co-founder of GitHub.

  • Andie Kern

    Known for contributions to software development and programming languages.

  • Michael Russell

    American tennis player.

Whose famous birthday is on May 1st?

Famous individuals and celebrities born on May 1st:

  • Tim McGraw
    Tim McGraw

    Tim mcgraw is an american country music singer and actor known for his hit songs and successful acting career.

  • Ajith Kumar
    Ajith Kumar

    Ajith kumar is an indian film actor known for his work in tamil cinema.

  • Jamie Dornan
    Jamie Dornan

    Jamie dornan is a northern irish actor known for his role as christian grey in the fifty shades film series.

  • Anushka Sharma
    Anushka Sharma

    Anushka sharma is an indian actress and producer known for her work in hindi films, and she is one of the most popular and highest-paid...

  • Joanna Lumley
    Joanna Lumley

    British actress, born in kashmir.

  • Danielle Darrieux
    Danielle Darrieux

    French actress and actress.

  • Catherine Frot
    Catherine Frot

    French film and theatre actress, the daughter of an engineer.

  • Julie Benz
    Julie Benz

    Julie benz is an american actress known for her roles in popular tv shows such as 'dexter' and 'buffy the vampire slayer'.

  • Rita Coolidge
    Rita Coolidge

    Rita coolidge is a grammy award-winning american singer known for her hits in the 1970s, including 'we're all alone' and 'higher and...

  • Glenn Ford
    Glenn Ford

    Canadian-american actor.

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How old is someone born on May 01, 1978?

Someone born on May 01, 1978 is:

46 years 1 month old,

or 553 months and 20 days old,

or 2407 weeks and 4 days old,

or 16853 days old,

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How many days until your next birthday if you were born on May 01, 1978?

There are 314 days until your next birthday, which will occur on Thursday May 1st 2025.

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What generation do you belong to if you were born on May 01, 1978?

You belong to the Xennial Generation if you were born on May 01, 1978.

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May 01, 1978: What famous people died on that day?

Famous people died on May 01, 1978:

  • Aram Khachaturian

    Renowned Armenian composer known for his ballets and symphonies.

  • Aram Il'ič Chačaturjan
  • Sylvia Townsend Warner
  • Menotti Bugna
  • Giuseppe Girelli
  • Franco Matacotta

What famous deaths happened on May 1st?

Famous deaths on May 1st:

  • Madeleine Lebeau
    Madeleine Lebeau

    Madeleine Lebeau was a French actress best known for her role as Yvonne in the classic film 'Casablanca'.

  • Steve Reeves
    Steve Reeves

    American physical culturist.

  • Marion Mack
    Marion Mack

    Actress (general).

  • Glenda Farrell
    Glenda Farrell

    Glenda Farrell was an American actress who appeared in over 30 films during the 1930s and 1940s.

  • Olympia Dukakis
    Olympia Dukakis

    American screen and stage actress dukakis worked for 40 years before she achieved "overnight success" in 1987, when she was awarded an...

  • Hylda Baker
    Hylda Baker

    English comedian, actress and music hall performer (d. 1986).

  • Ayrton Senna

    Brazilian formula one race car driver, and three-time world champion.

  • Daved Goldberg

    Daved Goldberg was an American entrepreneur and the co-founder of the online survey platform SurveyMonkey.

  • Antonin Dvořák

    Antonín Dvořák was a Czech composer, one of the first to achieve worldwide recognition.

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May 01, 1978: What are the Holidays, Observances and Saints celebrated on that day?

Holidays on May 01, 1978:

  • Festival of Matsu in Taiwan and various locales along the southern coast of China (2005).
  • Malta - L-Ewwel ta Mejju, Malta, Jum il-haddiem (Worker's Day).
  • United States - Law Day, U.S.A., Loyalty Day.
  • Roman Empire - fourth and last day of the Floralia in honour of Flora.
  • Roman Empire - all-female festival in honour of Bona Dea.
  • Maharashtra Divas (Maharashtra Day) in the state of Maharastra, India. On May 1, 1960, Maharashtra came into existence when Bombay State was split into the new linguistic states of Maharashtra and Gujarat.
  • May crowning - Unofficial ritual ceremony usually happening in the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Lei Day - Hawaiian holiday for the Lei.
  • May Day, Labour Day, Workers' Day, Day of the International Solidarity of Workers.
  • Italy - national holiday (Giorno dei Lavoratori).

Saints celebrated on May 01, 1978:

  • Saint James the Less.
  • Saint Sigismund of Burgundy.
  • Saint Florine
  • Saint Augustin Schoeffer
  • Saint Theodulf.
  • Saint Andeol.
  • Saint Joseph the Worker (also known as Saint Joseph's Day).
  • Saint Jeremiah.
  • Saint Philip the Apostle.
  • Saint Brieuc.
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May 01, 1978: Number 1 song on that day

The number 1 song on May 01, 1978 is the best selling or most popular song as resulting from the music charts in the week May 1st and May 7th. It changes depending on Countries, Music Genres and methodology used to rank the most popular song (for ex., sales, streaming).

May 01, 1978: What was the number 1 song in the USA on that day?

The number 1 song in the USA on May 01, 1978 was Night Fever by Bee Gees, according to the music chart for the week May 1st and May 7th.

May 01, 1978: What was the music chart in the USA on that day?

The music chart in the USA on May 01, 1978 is the list of the most popular songs across all genres for the week May 1st and May 7th. It included the following Top 5 songs:

  1. - Night Fever
  2. - If I Can't Have You
  3. - Can't Smile Without You
  4. - The Closer I Get To You
  5. - With A Little Luck

May 01, 1978: What was the number 1 song in the UK on that day?

The number 1 song in the UK on May 01, 1978 was Rivers Of Babylon / Brown Girl In The Ring by Boney M, according to the music chart for the week May 1st and May 7th.

May 01, 1978: What was the music chart in the UK on that day?

The music chart in the UK on May 01, 1978 is the list of the most popular songs across all genres for the week May 1st and May 7th. It included the following Top 5 songs:

  1. - Rivers Of Babylon / Brown Girl In The Ring
  2. - Night Fever
  3. - The Boy From New York City
  4. - Too Much Too Little Too Late
  5. - Automatic Lover

May 01, 1978: What was the number 1 R&B song on that day?

The number 1 R&B song on May 01, 1978 was Too Much, Too Little, Too Late by Johnny Mathis/Deniece Williams, according to the R&B music chart for the week May 1st and May 7th.

May 01, 1978: What was the R&B music chart on that day?

The R&B music chart on May 01, 1978 is the list of the most popular R&B songs for the week May 1st and May 7th. It included the following Top 5 R&B songs:

  1. - Too Much, Too Little, Too Late
  2. - On Broadway
  3. - Take Me To The Next Phase
  4. - Stay
  5. - The Closer I Get To You

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May 01, 1978: What were the most popular TV Series on that day?

The most popular TV Series on May 01, 1978 were the Televisions Series released on TV close to that day characterized by high ratings, critical acclaim and a large fan base.. They included:

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Release year: 1978

High Hopes

Release year: 1978

Directed by: Joe Eckardt

Rumpole of the Bailey

Release year: 1978

Starring: Leo McKern, Jonathan Coy, Julian Curry, Marion Mathie

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland



Release year: 1978

Country: United States of America

May 01, 1978: What were the most popular videogames on that day?

The most popular videogames on May 01, 1978 were those that achieved widespread recognition and player engagement close to that day, including:

Video Pinball

Video Pinball

Platform: Dedicated console, Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Pinball

Publisher: Atari Inc.

Tournament Table

Tournament Table

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari

Atari Football

Atari Football

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports (American football)

Publisher: Atari



Platform: Atari 2600 Atari 8-bit computers

Genre: Basketball

Publisher: Atari



Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: Gremlin


Who was the US President on May 01, 1978?

On May 01, 1978 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 01, 1978?

On May 01, 1978 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).

Who was the Pope on May 01, 1978?

On May 01, 1978 the Pope was St Paul VI.


Back in 1978


What is special about May 1st?

May 1st refers to a specific date on the calendar, which is the 1st day of the month of May. It is a date that occurs annually and is part of the Gregorian calendar, which is widely used around the world.

Over the years several events happened on May 1st, such as:

  • 2019 - Naxalite maoist insurgency. sixteen soldiers, including one driver, were killed in a landmine blast in gadchiroli, maharashtra, india. officials believe that the insurgents of maoists are responsible.
  • 2018 - Human rights violations during syria civil war: isil releases a video of an execution showing a prisoner being executed by explosives at yarmouk camp in damascus.
  • 2017 - Raoul hedebouw, a representative of workers' party belgium, is stabbed in his thigh just moments before he delivers a speech in liege (belgium). the suspect is taken into custody.

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What happened in 1978?

1978 was filled with very interesting events such as

  • Timbuktu! opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 243 performances
  • Funeral of Pope Paul VI
  • Iranian students occupies Iranian embassy at Wassenaar

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What was the calendar for May 1978?

May 1978 followed the same calendar system as the rest of that year and the years surrounding it, with May being the 5th month of the year. This calendar is characterized by 12 months, 365 days in a common year, and 366 days in a leap year, such as 2012.

Discover how May 1978 calendar looked like.

Monday May 1, 1978