Monday May 08, 1978: on this day

About May 8th, 1978, in brief:

  • Historical events: ABC TV airs Stars Salute Israel at 30
  • Day of the week: May 8th, 1978 was a Monday
  • Zodiac Sign: Taurus (in western zodiac), Horse (in Chinese zodiac)
  • Famous Birthdays: Enrique Iglesias, Don Rickles
  • Moon Phase: New Moon
  • #1 US song: If I Can't Have You by Yvonne Elliman
  • #1 UK song: Rivers Of Babylon / Brown Girl In The Ring by Boney M
  • Popular movie: Midnight Express directed by Alan Parker

More about May 8th, 1978? See below for more news and curiosities on May 8th, 1978.

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What day of the week was May 08, 1978?


May 08, 1978 was a Monday and it was the 128th day of the year 1978 in the Gregorian calendar.

May 08, 1978 can also be written as 5/8/1978 in the US and as 8/5/1978 in UK and Europe.

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May 08, 1978: What happened on that day?


Here's what happened on May 08, 1978:

  • Abc tv airs stars salute israel at 30
  • The first ascent of mount everest without supplemental oxygen, by reinhold messner and peter habeler.

May 08, 1978: What were the magazines covers that day?

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May 08, 1978: What is The Zodiac Sign for that day?


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The Zodiac and Astrological sign for May 8th 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 08, 1978: What is the Chinese Zodiac Sign for that day?

Horse chinese zodiac sign

The Chinese Zodiac sign for May 08, 1978 is Horse and the associated element is Earth.

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Discover the planets positions on May 8th, 1978 as well as what the sky looked like at your place

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May 08, 1978: What was the moon phase on that day?


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The moon phase on May 08, 1978 was New Moon.

The moon phase refers to the appearance of the Moon in the night sky on May 08, 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 08, 1978 at 10pm, would see the moon, being 8% full, rising at 06:56 am and setting at 10:16 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 08, 1978?


Famous people born on May 08, 1978:

  • Josie Maran
    Josie Maran

    Josie maran is an american model known for her work with various brands and her advocacy for natural and eco-friendly beauty products.

  • Matthew Davis
    Matthew Davis

    Matthew davis is an american actor known for his roles in popular tv shows such as the vampire diaries and legacies.

  • Tatsuya Kawajiri

    Renowned MMA fighter known for his skills in various promotions.

  • Nalu

    Renowned surfer known for mastering big wave surfing.

  • Hassen Khemiri

    Hassen Khemiri is a Swedish playwright and novelist of Tunisian descent, known for his critically acclaimed works that explore issues of...

  • Deleah Eriksson

    Deleah Eriksson is an oceanographer who has made groundbreaking discoveries about the impact of climate change on marine ecosystems.

  • Quinlin Reeves

    Quinlin Reeves is a successful entrepreneur who has founded and sold multiple startups in the technology industry.

  • Cindy Parlow Cone

    Former American soccer player who won two Olympic gold medals.

  • Lúcio

    Brazilian footballer.

  • Jang Woo-hyuk

    South korean rapper and dancer h.o.

  • Lucio

    Brazilian footballer.

  • Sandra Kleinova in Prague

    Czechoslovakia; tennis star (1995 futures-turku-finland).

  • Cindy Parlow in Memphis

    Tennessee; soccer forward (olympics-1996).

  • Lucio (footballer)
  • Carolyn Moos
  • Speedy Claxton

Whose famous birthday is on May 8th?

Famous individuals and celebrities born on May 8th:

  • Enrique Iglesias
    Enrique Iglesias

    Spanish singer, son of julio iglesias, famed heartthrob, but appealing to the next generation.

  • Don Rickles
    Don Rickles

    Don rickles was a legendary comedian known for his insult comedy and quick wit, earning him the nickname 'mr.

  • Melissa Gilbert
    Melissa Gilbert

    Melissa gilbert is an american tv actress best known for her role as laura ingalls wilder on the tv show little house on the prairie.

  • Gary Glitter
    Gary Glitter

    Gary glitter is a british rock singer known for his glam rock hits in the 1970s, including 'rock and roll (part 2).

  • Nora Arnezeder
    Nora Arnezeder

    French singer and actress, born to a catholic father and an austrian mother and a jewish egyptian mother.

  • David Attenborough
    David Attenborough

    Naturalist and broadcaster in english.

  • Lex Barker
    Lex Barker

    American actor, best known for his portrayal of tarzan of the apes as well as leading characters in karl may's novels.

  • Christina Cole
    Christina Cole

    English actress.

  • James Mitchum
    James Mitchum

    Robert mitchum's elder son is an american actor and family star.

  • Salome Jens
    Salome Jens

    Milwaukee actor.

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How old is someone born on May 08, 1978?


Someone born on May 08, 1978 is:

46 years and 11 days old,

or 552 months and 11 days old,

or 2401 weeks and 6 days old,

or 16813 days old,

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How many days until your next birthday if you were born on May 08, 1978?

There are 354 days until your next birthday, which will occur on Thursday May 8th 2025.

What generation do you belong to if you were born on May 08, 1978?

You belong to the Xennial Generation if you were born on May 08, 1978.

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May 08, 1978: What famous people died on that day?


Famous people died on May 08, 1978:

  • Chauncey Leake

    Pioneering pharmacologist known for his research on drug metabolism.

  • Duncan Grant

    British painter, decorator, and designer of textiles and pottery.

  • Lloyd Wright

    American architect known for his organic architecture style.

What famous deaths happened on May 8th?

Famous deaths on May 8th:

  • Dirk Bogarde
    Dirk Bogarde

    He was a british actor and a skilled craftsman.

  • George Peppard
    George Peppard

    American actor and tv series star who appeared in 25 films.

  • Barbara Payton
    Barbara Payton

    American actress, onscreen since 1940.

  • Jeanne Cooper
    Jeanne Cooper

    Minneapolis, minnesota -- actress (kay young and restless).

  • Dennis Waterman
    Dennis Waterman

    English actor and singer (b. 1948).

  • Richard Derr
    Richard Derr

    Actor in "when worlds collide", dies from cancer at 74.

  • Luceil LeSueur

    Academy Award-winning actress known for her versatile performances in classic films.

  • Maurice Sendak

    Maurice Sendak was an American author and illustrator best known for his children's books, including the classic 'Where the Wild Things...

  • Celedonio Romero

    Renowned Spanish guitarist and member of the famous guitar quartet, The Romeros.

  • Jing Yong

    Renowned Chinese novelist known for his wuxia novels.

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May 08, 1978: What are the Holidays, Observances and Saints celebrated on that day?


Holidays on May 08, 1978:

  • Parents' Day in South Korea
  • Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
  • VE Day
  • World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day

Observances on May 08, 1978:

  • Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War

Saints celebrated on May 08, 1978:

  • Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
  • Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
  • Saint Ida of Nivelles
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May 08, 1978: Number 1 song on that day

The number 1 song on May 08, 1978 is the best selling or most popular song as resulting from the music charts in the week May 8th and May 14th. It changes depending on Countries, Music Genres and methodology used to rank the most popular song (for ex., sales, streaming).


May 08, 1978: What was the number 1 song in the USA on that day?

The number 1 song in the USA on May 08, 1978 was If I Can't Have You by Yvonne Elliman, according to the music chart for the week May 8th and May 14th.

May 08, 1978: What was the music chart in the USA on that day?

The music chart in the USA on May 08, 1978 is the list of the most popular songs across all genres for the week May 8th and May 14th. It included the following Top 5 songs:

  1. - If I Can't Have You
  2. - The Closer I Get To You
  3. - With A Little Luck
  4. - Too Much, Too Little, Too Late
  5. - Night Fever

May 08, 1978: What was the number 1 song in the UK on that day?

The number 1 song in the UK on May 08, 1978 was Rivers Of Babylon / Brown Girl In The Ring by Boney M, according to the music chart for the week May 8th and May 14th.

May 08, 1978: What was the music chart in the UK on that day?

The music chart in the UK on May 08, 1978 is the list of the most popular songs across all genres for the week May 8th and May 14th. 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 08, 1978: What was the number 1 R&B song on that day?

The number 1 R&B song on May 08, 1978 was Take Me To The Next Phase by The Isley Brothers, according to the R&B music chart for the week May 8th and May 14th.

May 08, 1978: What was the R&B music chart on that day?

The R&B music chart on May 08, 1978 is the list of the most popular R&B songs for the week May 8th and May 14th. It included the following Top 5 R&B songs:

  1. - Take Me To The Next Phase
  2. - Too Much, Too Little, Too Late
  3. - Stay
  4. - Use Ta Be My Girl
  5. - The Grooveline

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May 08, 1978: What were the most popular movies on that day?

The most popular movies on May 08, 1978 were the films released in theaters close to that day with the largest audiences and significant box office revenue, including:

Midnight Express

Release year: 1978

Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins, Paolo Bonacelli

Country: United States of America

Ecce bombo

Release year: 1978

Directed by: Nanni Moretti

Starring: Nanni Moretti, Lina Sastri, Fabio Traversa, Glauco Mauri, Luisa Rossi, Carola Stagnaro, Susanna Javicoli, Cristina Manni, Simona Frosi, Piero Galletti, Luciano Agati, Agenore Incrocci

Country: Italy

Blue Movie

Release year: 1978

Directed by: Alberto Cavallone

Starring: Leda Simonetti, Patrizia Funari, Danielle Dugas, Claude Maran, Joseph Dickson

Country: Italy

Don

Release year: 1978

Directed by: Chandra Barot

Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman, Pran, Iftekhar

Martin

Release year: 1978

Directed by: George A. Romero

Starring: John Amplas, Lincoln Maazel, Christine Forrest, Elyane Nadeau

May 08, 1978: What were the most popular TV Series on that day?

The most popular TV Series on May 08, 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:

Heiter bis wolkig

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

Dallas

Dallas

Release year: 1978

Country: United States of America

May 08, 1978: What were the bestselling books on that day?

The bestselling books on May 08, 1978 were the literary works published close to that day that have achieved notable commercial success, including:

Designing Your Face by Way Bandy

Designing Your Face

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The Illustrated Guide to Cosmetics Use: Designing Your Face

The Holcroft Covenant by Robert Ludlum

The Holcroft Covenant

By:

The Fourth Reich is on the verge of forming, and the only person who can stop it from arising is about to sign its birth certificates.

Bloodline by Sidney Sheldon

Bloodline

By:

Sheldon's epic tale of greed and betrayal and sabotage and danger and the ties which can kill...Roffe and Sons, a family business, is an international empire full of desperate, cash-hungry relatives.

Looking Out For Number One by Robert Ringer

Looking Out For Number One

By:

Robert Ringer, the bestselling author, guides you on the most rewarding and exciting journey of your entire life.

A Stranger Is Watching by Mary Higgins Clark

A Stranger Is Watching

By:

Ronald Thompson is aware that he didn't kill Nina Peterson... but the state of Connecticut will soon take his life after proving him guilty through due process of law.

May 08, 1978: What were the most popular videogames on that day?

The most popular videogames on May 08, 1978 were those that achieved widespread recognition and player engagement close to that day, including:

Dynasty (video game)

Dynasty (video game)

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Strategy

Video Pinball

Video Pinball

Platform: Dedicated console, Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Pinball

Publisher: Atari Inc.

Adventureland

Adventureland

Platform: TRS-80, Apple II series, Atari 8-bit, TI-99/4A, Commodore PET, Commodore 64, IBM-PC, Commodore VIC-20, ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Dragon 32/64, Exidy Sorcerer

Genre: Interactive Fiction

Publisher: Adventure International

Slot Racers

Slot Racers

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action, Maze

Publisher: Atari

Canyon Bomber

Canyon Bomber

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Atari, Inc

history

Who was the US President on May 08, 1978?

On May 08, 1978 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 08, 1978?

On May 08, 1978 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).

Who was the Pope on May 08, 1978?

On May 08, 1978 the Pope was St Paul VI.

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What is special about May 8th?

May 8th refers to a specific date on the calendar, which is the 8th 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 8th, such as:

  • 2019 - 2019 lahore bombing: at least 11 people are killed in a blast near the data darbar sufi shrine, lahore (pakistan), which is located at the 11th century. half of these were police officers.
  • 2018 - Colombian conflict: the colombian war crimes tribunal begins investigating atrocities committed during the 1960s war.
  • 2017 - Spirit airlines cancels 11 flights from fort lauderdale-hollywood international airport and delays 30 others due to a dispute with its pilots. (as talks take place between the airline's union, air line pilots association international). three people are taken into custody after protests broke out.

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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 8, 1978