Wednesday May 17, 1978: on this day

About May 17th, 1978, in brief:

  • Historical events: Lee Lacy hits record third consecutive pinch-hit homerun.
  • Day of the week: May 17th, 1978 was a Wednesday
  • Zodiac Sign: Taurus (in western zodiac), Horse (in Chinese zodiac)
  • Famous Birthdays: Adel Imam, Dennis Hopper
  • Moon Phase: First Quarter
  • #1 US song: With A Little Luck by Wings
  • #1 UK song: Rivers Of Babylon / Brown Girl In The Ring by Boney M
  • Popular movie: I Spit on Your Grave directed by Meir Zarchi

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What day of the week was May 17, 1978?


May 17, 1978 was a Wednesday and it was the 137th day of the year 1978 in the Gregorian calendar.

May 17, 1978 can also be written as 5/17/1978 in the US and as 17/5/1978 in UK and Europe.

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May 17, 1978: What happened on that day?


Here's what happened on May 17, 1978:

  • Lee lacy hits record third consecutive pinch-hit homerun.
  • Charles chaplin's coffin is found some 15ampnbspkm from the cemetery from which it was stolen, near lake geneva.
  • Soviet dissident yuri orlov is sentenced to 7 years hard labor for distributing 'counterrevolutionary material'.
  • Sarajevo is selected to host the 1984 winter olympics and los angeles is selected to host the 1984 summer olympics.

May 17, 1978: What were the magazines covers that day?

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May 17, 1978: What is The Zodiac Sign for that day?


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The Zodiac and Astrological sign for May 17th 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 17, 1978: What is the Chinese Zodiac Sign for that day?

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The Chinese Zodiac sign for May 17, 1978 is Horse and the associated element is Earth.

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May 17, 1978: What was the moon phase on that day?


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78%

The moon phase on May 17, 1978 was First Quarter.

The moon phase refers to the appearance of the Moon in the night sky on May 17, 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 17, 1978 at 10pm, would see the moon, being 78% full, rising at 02:51 pm and setting at 03:15 am.

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 17, 1978?


Famous people born on May 17, 1978:

  • Ritesh Deshmukh

    Ritesh Deshmukh is an Indian actor and producer who has appeared in several Bollywood films.

  • Ederson Moreira

    Renowned investigative journalist known for his in-depth reporting on political corruption.

  • Samani Perera

    Fashion designer known for elegant and modern designs.

  • Arieon Wilkins

    Arieon Wilkins is a renowned author known for their thought-provoking and critically acclaimed works.

  • Jerriann Hill

    Renowned poet with a unique style.

  • Calea Montoya

    Calea Montoya is a Mexican politician who has served in various government positions.

  • Carlos Peña

    Dominican-american baseball player.

  • Ahmaya Khalid

    Ahmaya Khalid is a Pakistani politician who has served as a member of the Pakistani National Assembly since 2018.

  • Kimisha Nguyen

    Kimisha Nguyen is a Vietnamese-American playwright whose works explore the experiences of immigrant communities.

  • Genia Ziskind

    Genia Ziskind is a computer scientist known for her research in artificial intelligence and machine learning.

  • Garth Greenwell

    American author acclaimed for 'What Belongs to You'.

  • Forrester Harvey

    Forrester Harvey was a talented actor known for his roles in classic Hollywood films.

  • Hadley Freeman

    Hadley Freeman is a British journalist known for her work in The Guardian and as an author.

  • John Foster

    American baseball coach and player.

  • Paddy Kenny

    English footballer.

  • Magdalena Zděnovcová

    Czech tennis player.

  • Mix-up Twins

    Brazilian birth mix-up: allessandra was sent home with roberta and roberta's twin renata to be exchanged.

  • Jim Sturgess

    Actor.

  • Ľubomír Mick

Whose famous birthday is on May 17th?

Famous individuals and celebrities born on May 17th:

  • Adel Imam
    Adel Imam

    Adel imam is an egyptian actor known for his comedic roles in film and television.

  • Dennis Hopper
    Dennis Hopper

    American actor and director, who at 19 was the first to land a part in "rebel without a cause".

  • Sugar Ray Leonard
    Sugar Ray Leonard

    Sugar ray leonard is a retired professional boxer and former undisputed welterweight champion.

  • Derek Hough
    Derek Hough

    Derek hough is an american dancer and choreographer, best known for his work on the reality dance competition show 'dancing with the stars'.

  • Ross Butler
    Ross Butler

    Ross butler is a tv actor known for his roles in popular series such as 13 reasons why and riverdale.

  • Bob Saget
    Bob Saget

    Bob saget is an american actor and comedian best known for his role as danny tanner on the sitcom full house and as the original host of...

  • Nikki Reed
    Nikki Reed

    Nikki Reed is an American actress, model, and screenwriter, best known for her role as Rosalie Hale in the Twilight Saga film series.

  • Leven Rambin
    Leven Rambin

    Leven Rambin is an American actress known for her roles in The Hunger Games and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

  • Craig Ferguson
    Craig Ferguson

    Scots-american comedian, late-night tv host, writer, and director.

  • Sasha Alexander
    Sasha Alexander

    Sasha alexander is an american television actress known for her roles in ncis and rizzoli & isles.

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How old is someone born on May 17, 1978?


Someone born on May 17, 1978 is:

46 years 1 month old,

or 553 months and 4 days old,

or 2405 weeks and 2 days old,

or 16837 days old,

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How many days until your next birthday if you were born on May 17, 1978?

There are 330 days until your next birthday, which will occur on Saturday May 17th 2025.

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What generation do you belong to if you were born on May 17, 1978?

You belong to the Xennial Generation if you were born on May 17, 1978.

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May 17, 1978: What famous people died on that day?


Famous people died on May 17, 1978:

  • John Selwyn Brooke Selwyn Lloyd

    Speaker of the house of commons, is killed.

  • Armin Theophil Wegner
  • Ljubiša Stefanović

What famous deaths happened on May 17th?

Famous deaths on May 17th:

  • Frank Gorshin
    Frank Gorshin

    American actor.

  • Edward Hardwicke
    Edward Hardwicke

    English actor (born 1932).

  • Hugh Burden
    Hugh Burden

    Actor (night of the laughing dead), passes away at 72.

  • Robert Webber
    Robert Webber

    Actor (nuts assassin, 10, 10), dies at 74.

  • Bruce Fairbairn
    Bruce Fairbairn

    Canadian record producer and musician (born 1949).

  • Zahki Khan

    Successful business magnate known for revolutionizing the tech industry.

  • Lyndle Smith

    Pioneering scientist in the field of genetics, known for groundbreaking research.

  • Kyston Williams

    Famous for his groundbreaking plays that explore social issues.

  • Geovannie Ramirez

    Renowned painter known for his vibrant and expressive artworks.

  • Warda Al-Jazairia

    Warda Al-Jazairia was an Algerian singer who was known as the 'Flower of Algeria' and was one of the most famous Arab singers of the 20th...

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May 17, 1978: What are the Holidays, Observances and Saints celebrated on that day?


Holidays on May 17, 1978:

  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • International Day Against Homophobia aka IDAHO
  • Bahá'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bahá'f Calendar.

Observances on May 17, 1978:

  • UN Global Road Safety Week, 17-23 May (biennial) [WHO]
  • World Telecommunication and Information Society Day

Saints celebrated on May 17, 1978:

  • Saint Solochon
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
  • Saint Montanus
  • Saint Dietmar
  • Saint Pamphamer
  • Saint Pamphalon
  • Saint Adrian of Alexandria
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May 17, 1978: Number 1 song on that day

The number 1 song on May 17, 1978 is the best selling or most popular song as resulting from the music charts in the week May 15th and May 21st. It changes depending on Countries, Music Genres and methodology used to rank the most popular song (for ex., sales, streaming).


May 17, 1978: What was the number 1 song in the USA on that day?

The number 1 song in the USA on May 17, 1978 was With A Little Luck by Wings, according to the music chart for the week May 15th and May 21st.

May 17, 1978: What was the music chart in the USA on that day?

The music chart in the USA on May 17, 1978 is the list of the most popular songs across all genres for the week May 15th and May 21st. It included the following Top 5 songs:

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

May 17, 1978: What was the number 1 song in the UK on that day?

The number 1 song in the UK on May 17, 1978 was Rivers Of Babylon / Brown Girl In The Ring by Boney M, according to the music chart for the week May 15th and May 21st.

May 17, 1978: What was the music chart in the UK on that day?

The music chart in the UK on May 17, 1978 is the list of the most popular songs across all genres for the week May 15th and May 21st. 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 17, 1978: What was the number 1 R&B song on that day?

The number 1 R&B song on May 17, 1978 was Take Me To The Next Phase by The Isley Brothers, according to the R&B music chart for the week May 15th and May 21st.

May 17, 1978: What was the R&B music chart on that day?

The R&B music chart on May 17, 1978 is the list of the most popular R&B songs for the week May 15th and May 21st. It included the following Top 5 R&B songs:

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

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May 17, 1978: What were the most popular TV Series on that day?

The most popular TV Series on May 17, 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 17, 1978: What were the most popular videogames on that day?

The most popular videogames on May 17, 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

Phasor Zap

Phasor Zap

Platform: Apple II

Publisher: The Elektrik Keyboard

Air-Sea War - Battle (Europe) Armored Encounter! / Subchase! (US)

Air-Sea War - Battle (Europe) Armored Encounter! / Subchase! (US)

Platform: Philips Videopac (Europe) Magnavox Odyssey² (US)

Genre: Compilation

Publisher: Philips, Magnavox

Atari Football

Atari Football

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports (American football)

Publisher: Atari

Pirate Adventure

Pirate Adventure

Platform: TRS-80, Vic 20, TI-99/4A, Apple II Plus, Commodore PET, Commodore 16, Commodore Plus/4, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Dragon 32/64

Genre: text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International

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Who was the US President on May 17, 1978?

On May 17, 1978 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 17, 1978?

On May 17, 1978 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).

Who was the Pope on May 17, 1978?

On May 17, 1978 the Pope was St Paul VI.

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Back in 1978

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What is special about May 17th?

May 17th refers to a specific date on the calendar, which is the 17th 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 17th, such as:

  • 2019 - Canada-united states relations, mexico-united states relations: the united states lifted tariffs on steel from canada and mexico.
  • 2018 - International military intervention against isil. denmark announces partial withdrawal of its special forces in iraq after the fall of isil.
  • 2017 - Bundu dia kongo supporters free their leader and 50 others with an attack on makala prison in kinshasa (democratic republic of the congo).

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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.

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Wednesday May 17, 1978