Thursday May 18, 1978: on this day

About May 18th, 1978, in brief:

  • Historical events: Russian dissident Yuri Orlov exiled to compulsory work.
  • Day of the week: May 18th, 1978 was a Thursday
  • Zodiac Sign: Taurus (in western zodiac), Horse (in Chinese zodiac)
  • Famous Birthdays: Pope John Paul II, Perry Como
  • 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

More about May 18th, 1978? See below for more news and curiosities on May 18th, 1978.

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What day of the week was May 18, 1978?


May 18, 1978 was a Thursday and it was the 138th day of the year 1978 in the Gregorian calendar.

May 18, 1978 can also be written as 5/18/1978 in the US and as 18/5/1978 in UK and Europe.

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May 18, 1978: What happened on that day?


Here's what happened on May 18, 1978:

  • Russian dissident yuri orlov exiled to compulsory work.
  • May 19 ampndash belgian and french paratroopers fly to zaire to aid the fight against the rebels.

May 18, 1978: What were the magazines covers that day?

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May 18, 1978: What is The Zodiac Sign for that day?


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The Zodiac and Astrological sign for May 18th 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 18, 1978: What is the Chinese Zodiac Sign for that day?

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The Chinese Zodiac sign for May 18, 1978 is Horse and the associated element is Earth.

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May 18, 1978: What was the moon phase on that day?


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The moon phase on May 18, 1978 was First Quarter.

The moon phase refers to the appearance of the Moon in the night sky on May 18, 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 18, 1978 at 10pm, would see the moon, being 86% full, rising at 03:53 pm and setting at 03:48 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 18, 1978?


Famous people born on May 18, 1978:

  • Chad Donella
    Chad Donella

    Canadian actor.

  • Tryce Daniels

    Tryce Daniels is a successful entrepreneur who founded a technology startup that has become a major player in the industry.

  • Jerelle Hines

    Jerelle Hines is a highly sought-after business consultant who has helped numerous companies achieve their strategic goals.

  • Seryna Koh

    Seryna Koh is the Chief Financial Officer of Lazada, a leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia.

  • Tzippy Hotovely

    Tzippy Hotovely is an Israeli politician who has served as a member of the Knesset and currently holds the position of Deputy Minister of...

  • Jenissa Wilkinson

    Jenissa Wilkinson is the Chief Marketing Officer of the software company Salesforce.

  • Adja Sall

    Adja Sall is a Senegalese business executive who serves as the COO of a leading agribusiness company in Africa.

  • Katura Kobayashi

    Katura Kobayashi is a Japanese politician who has served as a member of the House of Representatives since 2016.

  • Chelesa Carey

    Chelesa Carey is a former American professional basketball player who played in the WNBA.

  • Desree Chambers

    Desree Chambers is an entrepreneur who founded a successful e-commerce platform for small businesses.

  • Abbee Sharma

    Abbee Sharma is a successful entrepreneur who founded a technology startup that provides innovative solutions to the healthcare industry.

  • Lilianah Perez

    Lilianah Perez is an entrepreneur who has founded several successful businesses in the hospitality and retail sectors.

  • Kearah Rosenthal

    Kearah Rosenthal is a respected biographer known for her insightful and well-researched works.

  • Adalis Castillo

    Adalis Castillo is a renowned Puerto Rican singer-songwriter known for her soulful and emotive performances.

  • Braxley Sutton

    Braxley Sutton is a highly sought-after business consultant who has helped numerous companies achieve success.

  • Davanee Tanaka

    Davanee Tanaka is a Japanese politician and member of the Liberal Democratic Party.

  • Haasini Rao

    Haasini Rao is the Vice President of Operations at the Indian e-commerce company Amazon India.

  • Senita Diaz

    Senita Diaz is a Puerto Rican politician who has served as a member of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives since 2013.

  • Enzley Rowan

    Enzley Rowan is a renowned British biographer known for her meticulously researched and engaging biographies.

  • Rayshell Bates

    Rayshell Bates is a respected biographer known for her insightful and well-researched works on historical figures.

Whose famous birthday is on May 18th?

Famous individuals and celebrities born on May 18th:

  • Pope John Paul II
    Pope John Paul II

    Pope john paul ii was the head of the catholic church from 1978 until his death in 2005, and is known for his role in ending communist rule...

  • Perry Como
    Perry Como

    Perry como was an american singer known for his relaxed and smooth vocal style, and for hits like 'catch a falling star' and 'magic...

  • Tina Fey
    Tina Fey

    American comedian, writer, and producer.

  • Charles Trenet
    Charles Trenet

    French actor, singer and songwriter.

  • George Strait
    George Strait

    American country western star and country music association award winner.

  • Diane McBain
    Diane McBain

    American actress.

  • Alana Stewart
    Alana Stewart

    American model, before she married george hamilton with whom she had a son named ashley.

  • Miriam Margolyes
    Miriam Margolyes

    British-Australian actress known for her versatile roles in film, television, and stage.

  • Matt Long
    Matt Long

    American actor.

  • Dwayne Hickman
    Dwayne Hickman

    American child actor, darryl, and his older brother, were driven by stage mothers.

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How old is someone born on May 18, 1978?


Someone born on May 18, 1978 is:

46 years and 9 days old,

or 552 months and 9 days old,

or 2401 weeks and 4 days old,

or 16811 days old,

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How many days until your next birthday if you were born on May 18, 1978?

There are 356 days until your next birthday, which will occur on Sunday May 18th 2025.

What generation do you belong to if you were born on May 18, 1978?

You belong to the Xennial Generation if you were born on May 18, 1978.

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May 18, 1978: What famous people died on that day?


Famous people died on May 18, 1978:

  • Selwyn Lloyd

    British Conservative politician who served as Foreign Secretary.

  • Fausto Catani
  • Anna Salvatore
  • Giuseppe Lippi
  • Norman Smith

What famous deaths happened on May 18th?

Famous deaths on May 18th:

  • Jill Ireland
    Jill Ireland

    British actress who has been playing lead roles since the 1950s.

  • Charles Grodin
    Charles Grodin

    American actor and talk show host (d. 2021).

  • William Saroyan
    William Saroyan

    American author of short stories, novels, and plays.

  • Alexander Godunov
    Alexander Godunov

    Russian-american actor and ballet dancer; defected to america 8/21/1979.

  • Steve Forrest
    Steve Forrest

    American drummer (placebo).

  • Elisha Cook
    Elisha Cook

    Jr.

  • Arthur O'Connell
    Arthur O'Connell

    American actor (born in 1908).

  • Edwina Booth
    Edwina Booth

    American memoirist and biographer.

  • Bridgette Andersen
    Bridgette Andersen

    American actress (born 1975).

  • Jdyn Smith

    Pioneering scientist who made significant contributions to the field of genetics.

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May 18, 1978: Number 1 song on that day

The number 1 song on May 18, 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 18, 1978: What was the number 1 song in the USA on that day?

The number 1 song in the USA on May 18, 1978 was With A Little Luck by Wings, according to the music chart for the week May 15th and May 21st.

May 18, 1978: What was the music chart in the USA on that day?

The music chart in the USA on May 18, 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 18, 1978: What was the number 1 song in the UK on that day?

The number 1 song in the UK on May 18, 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 18, 1978: What was the music chart in the UK on that day?

The music chart in the UK on May 18, 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 18, 1978: What was the number 1 R&B song on that day?

The number 1 R&B song on May 18, 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 18, 1978: What was the R&B music chart on that day?

The R&B music chart on May 18, 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 18, 1978: What were the most popular movies on that day?

The most popular movies on May 18, 1978 were the films released in theaters close to that day with the largest audiences and significant box office revenue, including:

I Spit on Your Grave

Release year: 1978

Directed by: Meir Zarchi

Starring: Camille Keaton, Eron Tabor, Richard Pace, Anthony Nichols

Country: United States of America

The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith

Release year: 1978

Directed by: Fred Schepisi

Starring: Tommy Lewis, Freddy Reynolds, Angela Punch McGregor, Ray Barrett

Big Wednesday

Release year: 1978

Directed by: John Milius

Starring: Jan-Michael Vincent, William Katt, Gary Busey, Patti D'Arbanville

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

May 18, 1978: What were the most popular TV Series on that day?

The most popular TV Series on May 18, 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 18, 1978: What were the bestselling books on that day?

The bestselling books on May 18, 1978 were the literary works published close to that day that have achieved notable commercial success, including:

The Complete Book Of Running by James F. Fixx

The Complete Book Of Running

By:

This article discusses the psychological benefits of running. It also addresses self-esteem and how running can help you cope with tension and pressure.

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.

The Honorable Schoolboy by John le Carré

The Honorable Schoolboy

By:

Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library / First Edition Society 1977. First edition. Full-leather. Bound in orange brown leather full leather with raised band, gilt-decorated, -titled, all edges are gilt

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.

The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden

The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady

By:

This facsimile reproduction is of the 1906 naturalist's journal. Edith Holden documented in words and pictures the British countryside's flora, fauna, and changes throughout the year.

May 18, 1978: What were the most popular videogames on that day?

The most popular videogames on May 18, 1978 were those that achieved widespread recognition and player engagement close to that day, including:

Astro Battle

Astro Battle

Platform: Arcade Game; Bally Astrocade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Bally Manufacturing

Tournament Table

Tournament Table

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari

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

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

Basketball

Basketball

Platform: Atari 2600 Atari 8-bit computers

Genre: Basketball

Publisher: Atari

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Who was the US President on May 18, 1978?

On May 18, 1978 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 18, 1978?

On May 18, 1978 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).

Who was the Pope on May 18, 1978?

On May 18, 1978 the Pope was St Paul VI.

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What is special about May 18th?

May 18th refers to a specific date on the calendar, which is the 18th 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 18th, such as:

  • 2019 - Eurovision song contest 2019, duncan laurence representing the netherlands wins the 2019 edition with "arcade". this is the first time that the country has won since 1975.
  • 2018 - Santa fe high school shooting: in texas, united states, a school shooting occurs at santa fe high school. twelve others are hurt and eight students are killed, along with two teachers. (ktrk-tv),
  • 2017 - United states aircraft bombed a convoy belonging the syrian pro-government militia in a "deconfliction area" around al-tanf.

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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.

Thursday May 18, 1978