Monday August 21, 1978: on this day

About August 21st, 1978, in brief:

  • Historical events: 1st gay theme telefilm - Matlovich vs. US Air Force
  • Day of the week: August 21st, 1978 was a Monday
  • Zodiac Sign: Leo (in western zodiac), Horse (in Chinese zodiac)
  • Famous Birthdays: Kim Cattrall, Usain Bolt
  • Moon Phase: Full Moon
  • #1 US song: Grease by Frankie Valli
  • #1 UK song: You're The One That I Want by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
  • Popular movie: Dawn of the Dead directed by George A. Romero

More about August 21st, 1978? See below for more news and curiosities on August 21st, 1978.

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What day of the week was August 21, 1978?


August 21, 1978 was a Monday and it was the 233rd day of the year 1978 in the Gregorian calendar.

August 21, 1978 can also be written as 8/21/1978 in the US and as 21/8/1978 in UK and Europe.

August 21, 1978 in August 1978 calendar

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August 21, 1978: What happened on that day?


Here's what happened on August 21, 1978:

  • 1st gay theme telefilm - matlovich vs. us air force

August 21, 1978: What were the magazines covers that day?

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August 21, 1978: What is The Zodiac Sign for that day?


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The Zodiac and Astrological sign for August 21st is Leo.

Leo is the 5th sign in the Western Zodiac. People born between July 23rd and August 22nd belong to the Leo sign: discover Leo personality and who should a Leo marry.

Babies born in August are either Leo or Virgo. People born before August 22nd are Leo, while people born from August 23rd have the sign of Virgo.

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August 21, 1978: What is the Chinese Zodiac Sign for that day?

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The Chinese Zodiac sign for August 21, 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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August 21, 1978: What was the moon phase on that day?


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The moon phase on August 21, 1978 was Full Moon.

The moon phase refers to the appearance of the Moon in the night sky on August 21, 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 August 21, 1978 at 10pm, would see the moon, being 78% full, rising at 09:45 pm and setting at 10:54 am.

The previous full moon was on Aug 18, 1978 while the next full moon would come on Sep 16, 1978.

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Who was born on August 21, 1978?


Famous people born on August 21, 1978:

  • Annie Wu
    Annie Wu

    Taiwanese actress and model.

  • Savannha Chastain

    Savannha Chastain is a former professional soccer player who played as a defender and is known for her iconic penalty kick in the 1999...

  • Bhumika Chawla

    Indian actress.

  • Jason Marquis

    American baseball player.

  • Reuben Droughns

    Former NFL running back known for his powerful running style.

  • Alan Lee

    Irish coach and footballer.

  • Lee Gronkiewicz

    American baseball coach and player.

  • Peter Buxton

    English rugby player and manager.

  • Fay Wolf

    American actress, singer-songwriter and pianist.

  • Mikael Andersson
  • Ai Mitani
  • Stefano Poletti
  • Pietro Sportillo
  • Dejene Yirdaw
  • Grégory Koenig
  • Roberto Mirri
  • Kanika Kapoor
  • Christiane Filangieri
  • Chiara Gazzoli

Whose famous birthday is on August 21st?

Famous individuals and celebrities born on August 21st:

  • Kim Cattrall
    Kim Cattrall

    Kim cattrall is an english-born actress known for her role as samantha jones in the tv series sex and the city.

  • Usain Bolt
    Usain Bolt

    Jamaican sprinter and athlete.

  • Hayden Panettiere
    Hayden Panettiere

    American actress, model and singer.

  • RJ Mitte
    RJ Mitte

    Rj mitte is an american actor best known for his role as walter white jr.

  • Joe Strummer
    Joe Strummer

    British singer and musician (the clash), (d. 2002).

  • Carrie-Anne Moss
    Carrie-Anne Moss

    Carrie-anne moss is a canadian actress best known for her role as trinity in the matrix trilogy.

  • Alicia Witt
    Alicia Witt

    American actress who made her debut on prime-time tv as zoey, the role she played on "cybill", was the first to make it big on prime-time...

  • Kenny Rogers
    Kenny Rogers

    American entertainer.

  • Peter Weir
    Peter Weir

    Sydney, nsw -- writer (witness, dead poets society).

  • Bo Burnham
    Bo Burnham

    American comedian, actor, musician, poet, and singer-songwriter.

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How old is someone born on August 21, 1978?


Someone born on August 21, 1978 is:

45 years 8 months old,

or 548 months and 28 days old,

or 2386 weeks and 6 days old,

or 16708 days old,

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How many days until your next birthday if you were born on August 21, 1978?

There are 94 days until your next birthday, which will occur on Wednesday August 21st 2024.

What generation do you belong to if you were born on August 21, 1978?

You belong to the Xennial Generation if you were born on August 21, 1978.

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August 21, 1978: What famous people died on that day?


Famous people died on August 21, 1978:

  • Charles Eames

    Renowned American designer known for his contributions to architecture and furniture design.

  • Battista Cardinale
  • Nicolaas Johannes Diederichs
  • Norbert Conrad Kaser
  • Gordon Matta-Clark

What famous deaths happened on August 21st?

Famous deaths on August 21st:

  • Leon Trotsky
    Leon Trotsky

    Russian politician, leader of the bolshevik revolution.

  • Ray Eames

    Renowned designer and architect who, along with her husband Charles Eames, made significant contributions to modern architecture and...

  • Johnte Washington

    Johnte Washington was a prominent civil rights activist who fought for racial equality and social justice in the United States.

  • Raul Seixas

    Pablo coelho's partner and brazilian singer, new age composer.

  • Wahneta Twin

    Prolific writer known for her captivating novels.

  • Durelle White

    Legendary Canadian boxer known for his powerful punches and exciting fights.

  • Claude Navier

    French engineer and physicist who derived the Navier-Stokes equations, which are used to describe the motion of viscous fluid substances.

  • Javani Chandrasekhar

    Javani Chandrasekhar was an Indian astrophysicist who made significant contributions to the field of stellar structure and evolution.

  • Yury Nikulin

    Renowned Soviet and Russian actor, circus performer, and comedian.

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August 21, 1978: What are the Holidays, Observances and Saints celebrated on that day?


Holidays on August 21, 1978:

  • Ninoy Aquino Day - special holiday in the Philippines.
  • Orthodox - Thaddaeus
  • RC saints - Pope Pius X
  • Roman festivals - Consualia, in honor of Consus, is held

Observances on August 21, 1978:

  • International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism
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August 21, 1978: Number 1 song on that day

The number 1 song on August 21, 1978 is the best selling or most popular song as resulting from the music charts in the week August 21st and August 27th. It changes depending on Countries, Music Genres and methodology used to rank the most popular song (for ex., sales, streaming).


August 21, 1978: What was the number 1 song in the USA on that day?

The number 1 song in the USA on August 21, 1978 was Grease by Frankie Valli, according to the music chart for the week August 21st and August 27th.

August 21, 1978: What was the music chart in the USA on that day?

The music chart in the USA on August 21, 1978 is the list of the most popular songs across all genres for the week August 21st and August 27th. It included the following Top 5 songs:

  1. - Grease
  2. - Three Times A Lady
  3. - Miss You
  4. - Boogie Oogie Oogie
  5. - Hot Blooded

August 21, 1978: What was the number 1 song in the UK on that day?

The number 1 song in the UK on August 21, 1978 was You're The One That I Want by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John, according to the music chart for the week August 21st and August 27th.

August 21, 1978: What was the music chart in the UK on that day?

The music chart in the UK on August 21, 1978 is the list of the most popular songs across all genres for the week August 21st and August 27th. It included the following Top 5 songs:

  1. - You're The One That I Want
  2. - Three Times A Lady
  3. - Substitute
  4. - Rivers Of Babylon / Brown Girl In The Ring
  5. - It's Raining

August 21, 1978: What was the number 1 R&B song on that day?

The number 1 R&B song on August 21, 1978 was Get Off by Foxy, according to the R&B music chart for the week August 21st and August 27th.

August 21, 1978: What was the R&B music chart on that day?

The R&B music chart on August 21, 1978 is the list of the most popular R&B songs for the week August 21st and August 27th. It included the following Top 5 R&B songs:

  1. - Get Off
  2. - Three Times A Lady
  3. - Holding On (When Love Is Gone)
  4. - Boogie Oogie Oogie
  5. - Shake And Dance

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August 21, 1978: What were the most popular movies on that day?

The most popular movies on August 21, 1978 were the films released in theaters close to that day with the largest audiences and significant box office revenue, including:

Dawn of the Dead

Release year: 1978

Directed by: George A. Romero

Starring: David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H. Reiniger, Gaylen Ross

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

French Quarter

Release year: 1978

Directed by: Dennis Kane

Starring: Virginia Mayo, Bruce Davison, Alisha Fontaine, Ann Michelle

Avalanche

Release year: 1978

Directed by: Corey Allen

Starring: Rock Hudson, Mia Farrow, Robert Forster, Jeanette Nolan

August 21, 1978: What were the most popular TV Series on that day?

The most popular TV Series on August 21, 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:

Ausgerissen! Was nun?

Release year: 1978

Under the Same Sun

Release year: 1978

Directed by: Sameh Zoabi

Dallas

Dallas

Release year: 1978

Country: United States of America

Flying High

Flying High

Release year: 1978

Country: United States of America

August 21, 1978: What were the most popular videogames on that day?

The most popular videogames on August 21, 1978 were those that achieved widespread recognition and player engagement close to that day, including:

Cosmic Conflict

Cosmic Conflict

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

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Magnavox / Philips

Astro Battle

Astro Battle

Platform: Arcade Game; Bally Astrocade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Bally Manufacturing

Sargon

Sargon

Genre: Chess

Slot Racers

Slot Racers

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action, Maze

Publisher: Atari

Blasto

Blasto

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: Gremlin

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Who was the US President on August 21, 1978?

On August 21, 1978 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 21, 1978?

On August 21, 1978 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).

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What is special about August 21st?

August 21st refers to a specific date on the calendar, which is the 21st day of the month of August. 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 August 21st, such as:

  • 2018 - Afghanistan war: mortars fired on kabul's diplomatic quarter during president ashraf ghani's speech. police say that the attackers have been killed and four others are injured after hours of fighting.
  • 2017 - Aftermath from the 2017 barcelona attacks: a spanish police officer hunting the chief suspect in the van attack in barcelona last thursday shot dead a man west of barcelona who was wearing an explosive belt.
  • 2016 - Somali civil war (2009-present). a suicide car bomb by al-shabaab kills at least 20 people in galkayo, somalia's semi-autonomous puntland.

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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 August 1978?

August 1978 followed the same calendar system as the rest of that year and the years surrounding it, with August being the 8th 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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