Thursday August 24, 1978: on this day

About August 24th, 1978, in brief:

  • Day of the week: August 24th, 1978 was a Thursday
  • Zodiac Sign: Virgo (in western zodiac), Horse (in Chinese zodiac)
  • Famous Birthdays: Rupert Grint, Dave Chappelle
  • Moon Phase: Last Quarter
  • #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 24th, 1978? See below for more news and curiosities on August 24th, 1978.

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What day of the week was August 24, 1978?


August 24, 1978 was a Thursday and it was the 236th day of the year 1978 in the Gregorian calendar.

August 24, 1978 can also be written as 8/24/1978 in the US and as 24/8/1978 in UK and Europe.

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August 24, 1978: What is The Zodiac Sign for that day?


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The Zodiac and Astrological sign for August 24th is Virgo.

Virgo is the 6th sign in the Western Zodiac. People born between August 23rd and September 22nd belong to the Virgo sign: discover Virgo personality and who should a Virgo 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 24, 1978: What is the Chinese Zodiac Sign for that day?

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The Chinese Zodiac sign for August 24, 1978 is Horse and the associated element is Earth.

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August 24, 1978: What was the moon phase on that day?


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The moon phase on August 24, 1978 was Last Quarter.

The moon phase refers to the appearance of the Moon in the night sky on August 24, 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 24, 1978 at 10pm, would see the moon, being 47% full, rising at 10:56 pm and setting at 01:54 pm.

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 24, 1978?


Famous people born on August 24, 1978:

  • Karrine Steffans
    Karrine Steffans

    Karrine steffans is a novelist known for her memoir 'confessions of a video vixen' which details her experiences in the hip hop industry.

  • Airon Boone

    Airon Boone is a former American football quarterback who played in the NFL for 7 seasons.

  • Beth Riesgraf

    American actress.

  • Chidi Iwuoma

    Defensive back who played in the NFL for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Detroit Lions.

  • Kobe Bryant

    Legendary NBA player known for his scoring prowess and competitiveness.

  • Derek Morris

    Canadian ice hockey player.

  • Alex Lutz

    French comedian, actor, and humorist.

  • Andrew Rannells

    Actor.

  • Julian Casablancas

    Musician.

  • Melissa McElroy

    Houston, texas -- rhythmic gymnast (us team-96).

  • Yves Allegro
  • James Obiorah
  • Faisal Sido El-Agab
  • Francisco Trinaldo
  • Francesco Allegretti
  • José Antonio Hermida
  • Karim Malpica

Whose famous birthday is on August 24th?

Famous individuals and celebrities born on August 24th:

  • Rupert Grint
    Rupert Grint

    Rupert grint is a british actor best known for his role as ron weasley in the harry potter film series.

  • Dave Chappelle
    Dave Chappelle

    Dave chappelle is an american comedian and actor known for his stand-up comedy and the chappelle's show.

  • Chad Michael Murray
    Chad Michael Murray

    Chad michael murray is an american actor and former fashion model, best known for his roles in the television series one tree hill and the...

  • Paulo Coelho
    Paulo Coelho

    Brazilian esoteric author.

  • Stephen Fry
    Stephen Fry

    British actor, comedian, and writer known for his wit and humor.

  • Martha Higareda
    Martha Higareda

    Martha higareda is a mexican actress known for her roles in popular films and tv shows such as 'altered carbon' and 'no manches frida'.

  • Anne Archer
    Anne Archer

    American actress.

  • Marlee Matlin
    Marlee Matlin

    American actress, winner of the oscar for best actress in 1985's "children of a lesser god" her film credits include "the man in the golden...

  • Pia Degermark
    Pia Degermark

    Swedish actress.

  • Takashi Miike
    Takashi Miike

    Japanese screenwriter and producer of japanese actors.

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How old is someone born on August 24, 1978?


Someone born on August 24, 1978 is:

45 years 9 months old,

or 549 months

or 2387 weeks and 1 day old,

or 16710 days old,

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How many days until your next birthday if you were born on August 24, 1978?

There are 92 days until your next birthday, which will occur on Saturday August 24th 2024.

What generation do you belong to if you were born on August 24, 1978?

You belong to the Xennial Generation if you were born on August 24, 1978.

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August 24, 1978: What famous people died on that day?


Famous people died on August 24, 1978:

  • Louis Prima
    Louis Prima

    American actor and trumpet player (d. 1978).

  • Katherleen Kenyon

    Katherleen Kenyon was a British archaeologist who made significant contributions to the study of ancient civilizations, particularly in the...

  • Pat Paterson
  • Albert Sercu
  • Baldo Rossi
  • Francesco Valli

What famous deaths happened on August 24th?

Famous deaths on August 24th:

  • Richard Attenborough
    Richard Attenborough

    English actor, director, producer, and entrepreneur.

  • Julie Harris
    Julie Harris

    American actress who rose to fame on the stage in 1945.

  • Jane Greer
    Jane Greer

    American singer and actress (d. 2001).

  • Jay Thomas
    Jay Thomas

    American actor, comedian, and radio talk show host (b. 1948).

  • Amanda Randolph
    Amanda Randolph

    Actress (danny thomas amos n andy), is killed at 65.

  • Charlie Watts

    Charlie watts is a renowned drummer best known for being a member of the legendary rock band the rolling stones.

  • Delancey

    Prominent loyalist during the American Revolution.

  • Muriel Siebert

    Muriel Siebert was the first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange and founded the securities firm Muriel Siebert & Co.

  • Sakae Mutsu

    Japanese statesman and diplomat.

  • Felis Topolski

    Polish-British artist known for his murals and paintings.

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August 24, 1978: What are the Holidays, Observances and Saints celebrated on that day?


Holidays on August 24, 1978:

  • Liberia: Flag Day
  • RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
  • Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
  • Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
  • Sierra Leone: President's Birthday
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August 24, 1978: Number 1 song on that day

The number 1 song on August 24, 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 24, 1978: What was the number 1 song in the USA on that day?

The number 1 song in the USA on August 24, 1978 was Grease by Frankie Valli, according to the music chart for the week August 21st and August 27th.

August 24, 1978: What was the music chart in the USA on that day?

The music chart in the USA on August 24, 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 24, 1978: What was the number 1 song in the UK on that day?

The number 1 song in the UK on August 24, 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 24, 1978: What was the music chart in the UK on that day?

The music chart in the UK on August 24, 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 24, 1978: What was the number 1 R&B song on that day?

The number 1 R&B song on August 24, 1978 was Get Off by Foxy, according to the R&B music chart for the week August 21st and August 27th.

August 24, 1978: What was the R&B music chart on that day?

The R&B music chart on August 24, 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 24, 1978: What were the most popular movies on that day?

The most popular movies on August 24, 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 24, 1978: What were the most popular TV Series on that day?

The most popular TV Series on August 24, 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 24, 1978: What were the most popular videogames on that day?

The most popular videogames on August 24, 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

MUD1

MUD1

Platform: Platform independent

Genre: Fantasy MUD

Tournament Table

Tournament Table

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari

Space Invaders

Space Invaders

Platform: Arcade, various

Genre: Fixed shooter

The Cottage

The Cottage

Platform: Oden, IBM PC

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Scandinavian PC Systems

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Who was the US President on August 24, 1978?

On August 24, 1978 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 24, 1978?

On August 24, 1978 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).

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What is special about August 24th?

August 24th refers to a specific date on the calendar, which is the 24th 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 24th, such as:

  • 2018 - Spanish government approves a decree amending the historical memory law that allows the government to exhume francisco franco’s remains from valle de los caidos.
  • 2017 - Archaeology in israel: an archaeological mosaic from the 6th century, dated to justinian i's rule, was discovered while installing communication cables inside jerusalem's old city.
  • 2016 - Syrian civil war: us-backed rebels and the turkish armed forces join forces to take jarabulus from isil. to prevent isil from retaking areas they will not retreat from, the turkish land forces are also bombarding ypg positions.

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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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