Saturday May 20, 1978: on this day

About May 20th, 1978, in brief:

  • Historical events: US launches Pioneer Venus 1; produces first global radar map of Venus.
  • Day of the week: May 20th, 1978 was a Saturday
  • Zodiac Sign: Taurus (in western zodiac), Horse (in Chinese zodiac)
  • Famous Birthdays: James Stewart, Naturi Naughton
  • Moon Phase: Full Moon
  • #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 20, 1978?


May 20, 1978 was a Saturday and it was the 140th day of the year 1978 in the Gregorian calendar.

May 20, 1978 can also be written as 5/20/1978 in the US and as 20/5/1978 in UK and Europe.

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May 20, 1978: What happened on that day?


Here's what happened on May 20, 1978:

  • Us launches pioneer venus 1; produces first global radar map of venus.
  • 104th preakness: steve cauthen aboard affirmed wins in 1:54.4.
  • Mavis hutchinson, 53, becomes the first woman to run across the u.s. her trek took 69 days.

May 20, 1978: What were the magazines covers that day?

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May 20, 1978: What is The Zodiac Sign for that day?


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The Zodiac and Astrological sign for May 20th 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 20, 1978: What is the Chinese Zodiac Sign for that day?

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The Chinese Zodiac sign for May 20, 1978 is Horse and the associated element is Earth.

Discover the Horse personality and how the Earth Element might affect a person's traits and compatibility with other signs according to the Chinese zodiac.

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May 20, 1978: What was the moon phase on that day?


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The moon phase on May 20, 1978 was Full Moon.

The moon phase refers to the appearance of the Moon in the night sky on May 20, 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 20, 1978 at 10pm, would see the moon, being 97% full, rising at 06:06 pm and setting at 05:04 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 20, 1978?


Famous people born on May 20, 1978:

  • Keevan Sharma

    Keevan Sharma is a successful tech entrepreneur who founded a leading software company that specializes in cloud-based solutions.

  • Fantasy Johnson

    Founder of a successful tech startup.

  • Dreamer Walker

    Successful tech entrepreneur known for innovative startups.

  • Karle Simpson

    Known for developing a popular programming language.

  • Reford Shepherd

    Renowned for developing innovative software solutions.

  • Ricquel Simone

    Renowned for her innovative designs in the fashion industry.

  • Seith Skinner

    Founder of a successful tech startup.

  • Leeloo Kane

    Renowned author known for her captivating fantasy novels.

  • Giann Lombardi

    Successful tech entrepreneur who founded a leading software company.

  • Lasheika Lee

    Bestselling author known for her captivating mystery novels.

  • Nakhi Sherpa

    Nakhi Sherpa is a renowned Nepalese mountaineer who has summited Mount Everest multiple times.

  • Breken Patel

    Breken Patel is the founder and CEO of a successful tech startup that specializes in innovative software solutions.

  • Tanganyika Smith

    Founder of a successful tech startup.

  • Enzley Bates

    Enzley Bates is the founder and CEO of a successful technology startup company.

  • Hektor Barbossa

    Renowned for developing innovative software solutions.

  • Kypton Ramirez

    Kypton Ramirez is a talented musician known for their unique blend of genres and captivating live performances.

  • Tinya Baker

    Photographer capturing raw emotions in black and white.

  • Analeya Sato

    Analeya Sato is a Japanese entrepreneur who founded a successful technology startup.

  • Naylin Rao

    Naylin Rao is an acclaimed Indian author known for her thought-provoking novels and short stories.

  • Estreya Ruiz

    Estreya Ruiz is a renowned Mexican photographer known for her captivating portraits and documentary-style photography.

Whose famous birthday is on May 20th?

Famous individuals and celebrities born on May 20th:

  • James Stewart
    James Stewart

    James stewart was an iconic american actor known for his roles in classic films such as it's a wonderful life and mr.

  • Naturi Naughton
    Naturi Naughton

    Successful actress and singer known for her entrepreneurship ventures.

  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui
    Nawazuddin Siddiqui

    Nawazuddin siddiqui is an indian actor known for his versatile and intense performances in bollywood films.

  • Busta Rhymes
    Busta Rhymes

    Rhymes, an american rapper, formed leaders of the new school, in 1990.

  • Timothy Olyphant
    Timothy Olyphant

    Timothy olyphant is an american actor known for his roles in tv shows like justified and deadwood, as well as in movies like live free or...

  • Louis Theroux
    Louis Theroux

    Singaporean-english journalist/producer.

  • David Hedison
    David Hedison

    American actor (d. 2019).

  • Constance Towers
    Constance Towers

    Actress (capitol.

  • Angela Goethals
    Angela Goethals

    Actress (vi warshawski heartbreak hotel, heartbreak hotel).

  • Yon González
    Yon González

    Spanish actor.

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How old is someone born on May 20, 1978?


Someone born on May 20, 1978 is:

46 years and 7 days old,

or 552 months and 7 days old,

or 2401 weeks and 2 days old,

or 16809 days old,

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How many days until your next birthday if you were born on May 20, 1978?

There are 358 days until your next birthday, which will occur on Tuesday May 20th 2025.

What generation do you belong to if you were born on May 20, 1978?

You belong to the Xennial Generation if you were born on May 20, 1978.

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May 20, 1978: What famous people died on that day?


Famous people died on May 20, 1978:

  • Oliverio Castañeda

    Oliverio Castañeda was a Guatemalan student leader and activist who was killed during a protest.

  • Dick Been

What famous deaths happened on May 20th?

Famous deaths on May 20th:

  • Gilda Radner
    Gilda Radner

    American comedian on film and stage who created a collection of funny characters for tv's "saturday night live".

  • Lucy Gordon
    Lucy Gordon

    British actress and model (born 1980).

  • Anton Diffring
    Anton Diffring

    Koblenz, germany -- actor (assignment vienna).

  • Barbara Murray
    Barbara Murray

    English actress (d. 2014.

  • Susan Roces
    Susan Roces

    Producer and actress from the philippines.

  • Jon Pertwee
    Jon Pertwee

    English actor, portrayed the third doctor (b. 1919).

  • Christopherjame Columbus

    Italian explorer who completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean, opening the way for widespread European exploration and the eventual...

  • Marquis de Lafayette

    French military officer who fought in the American Revolutionary War.

  • Churchill

    Legendary British boxer known for his fierce fighting style and iconic victories.

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May 20, 1978: What are the Holidays, Observances and Saints celebrated on that day?


Holidays on May 20, 1978:

  • East Timor National Day.
  • Cameroon National Day.

Observances on May 20, 1978:

  • World Bee Day

Saints celebrated on May 20, 1978:

  • Saint Austregisilus
  • Saint Lucifer
  • Saint Theodore of Pavia
  • Saint Bernardine of Siena
  • Saint Ivo of Chartres
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May 20, 1978: Number 1 song on that day

The number 1 song on May 20, 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 20, 1978: What was the number 1 song in the USA on that day?

The number 1 song in the USA on May 20, 1978 was With A Little Luck by Wings, according to the music chart for the week May 15th and May 21st.

May 20, 1978: What was the music chart in the USA on that day?

The music chart in the USA on May 20, 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 20, 1978: What was the number 1 song in the UK on that day?

The number 1 song in the UK on May 20, 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 20, 1978: What was the music chart in the UK on that day?

The music chart in the UK on May 20, 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 20, 1978: What was the number 1 R&B song on that day?

The number 1 R&B song on May 20, 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 20, 1978: What was the R&B music chart on that day?

The R&B music chart on May 20, 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 20, 1978: What were the most popular movies on that day?

The most popular movies on May 20, 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 20, 1978: What were the most popular TV Series on that day?

The most popular TV Series on May 20, 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 20, 1978: What were the bestselling books on that day?

The bestselling books on May 20, 1978 were the literary works published close to that day that have achieved notable commercial success, including:

The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien

The Silmarillion

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"Majestic! . . . The Silmarillion will appeal to readers of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. It contains medieval romances, fairy tales and even more brutal wars that ring with heraldic fury.

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.

The Women'S Room by Marilyn French

The Women'S Room

By:

The bestseller of twenty-one million copies is now available again for a new generation. First published in 1977, The Women's Room was an original novel that explored the inner lives and experiences of women.

The Last Convertible by Anton Myrer

The Last Convertible

By:

A golden novel that captures America's spirit and heart is only a few times per lifetime.

Whistle by James Jones

Whistle

By:

Includes "Notes From the Editors" flyer. Brown leather, with gilt decoration on the spine and boards, satin moire endpapers, guided pages, raised bands along spine, and sewn in satin bookmark.

May 20, 1978: What were the most popular videogames on that day?

The most popular videogames on May 20, 1978 were those that achieved widespread recognition and player engagement close to that day, including:

Alto Trek

Alto Trek

Platform: Xerox Alto

Genre: Space simulation/Real-time strategy/Action

Space Invaders

Space Invaders

Platform: Arcade, various

Genre: Fixed shooter

Slot Racers

Slot Racers

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action, Maze

Publisher: Atari

Basketball

Basketball

Platform: Atari 2600 Atari 8-bit computers

Genre: Basketball

Publisher: Atari

Blasto

Blasto

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: Gremlin

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Who was the US President on May 20, 1978?

On May 20, 1978 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 20, 1978?

On May 20, 1978 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).

Who was the Pope on May 20, 1978?

On May 20, 1978 the Pope was St Paul VI.

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What is special about May 20th?

May 20th refers to a specific date on the calendar, which is the 20th 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 20th, such as:

  • 2019 - Threety-two people were killed when islamic state members set off a prison riot in vahdat (tajikistan) and started a fire at a jail in vahdat.
  • 2018 - 2018 lower puna eruption: lava continues to spew from kilauea (hawaii) fissures, reaching the pacific ocean, and severely injuring one person.
  • 2017 - Libyan civil war (2014-2018): an attack on an airbase controlled by the libyan national army in southern libya has claimed 140 lives.

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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.

Saturday May 20, 1978