Friday May 26, 1978: on this day

About May 26th, 1978, in brief:

  • Historical events: 1st legal gambling casino opens in Atlantic City
  • Day of the week: May 26th, 1978 was a Friday
  • Zodiac Sign: Gemini (in western zodiac), Horse (in Chinese zodiac)
  • Famous Birthdays: Lauryn Hill, Helena Bonham Carter
  • Moon Phase: Last 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: Fedora directed by Billy Wilder

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What day of the week was May 26, 1978?


May 26, 1978 was a Friday and it was the 146th day of the year 1978 in the Gregorian calendar.

May 26, 1978 can also be written as 5/26/1978 in the US and as 26/5/1978 in UK and Europe.

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May 26, 1978: What happened on that day?


Here's what happened on May 26, 1978:

  • 1st legal gambling casino opens in atlantic city
  • Atlantic city, new jersey, opens its first gambling casino, run by resorts international. new jersey governor brendan byrne opens the casino at 10am. the first legal bet is made by steve lawrence, $10 on craps, pass, loses.

May 26, 1978: What were the magazines covers that day?

LIFE Magazine

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May 26, 1978: What is The Zodiac Sign for that day?


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The Zodiac and Astrological sign for May 26th is Gemini.

Gemini is the 3rd sign in the Western Zodiac. People born between May 21st and June 20th belong to the Gemini sign: discover Gemini personality and who should a Gemini 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 26, 1978: What is the Chinese Zodiac Sign for that day?

Horse chinese zodiac sign

The Chinese Zodiac sign for May 26, 1978 is Horse and the associated element is Earth.

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Discover the planets positions on May 26th, 1978 as well as what the sky looked like at your place

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May 26, 1978: What was the moon phase on that day?


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The moon phase on May 26, 1978 was Last Quarter.

The moon phase refers to the appearance of the Moon in the night sky on May 26, 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 26, 1978 at 10pm, would see the moon, being 67% full, rising at 11:24 pm and setting at 11:02 am.

The previous full moon was on May 22, 1978 while the next full moon would come on Jun 20, 1978.

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Who was born on May 26, 1978?


Famous people born on May 26, 1978:

  • Patrick Brown

    Patrick Brown is a Canadian politician and former leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario.

  • Jaheim Hoagland

    Jaheim Hoagland is an American R&B singer known for hits like 'Just in Case' and 'Put That Woman First.

  • Fabio Firmani

    Italian footballer.

  • Phil Elvrum

    American singer-songwriter/guitarist (the microphones mount eerie, old time relijun).

  • Dan Parks

    Australian-scottish rugby player.

  • Jaheim

    Rapper.

  • Mix-up Twins

    Brazilian birth mix-up: allessandra was sent home with roberta and roberta's twins, renata.

  • Laurence Fox
    Laurence Fox
  • Elke Vanelderen
  • Huang Yong
  • Nebojša Jelenković
  • Rafael Olarra
  • Ana Paula Oliveira
  • Adam Robitel
  • Baby Gabi
  • Reinaldo Ventura
  • Benji Gregory

Whose famous birthday is on May 26th?

Famous individuals and celebrities born on May 26th:

  • Lauryn Hill
    Lauryn Hill

    Lauryn hill is a grammy-winning r&b singer known for her powerful vocals and socially conscious lyrics.

  • Helena Bonham Carter
    Helena Bonham Carter

    Helena bonham carter is an english actress known for her versatile and eccentric roles in films such as 'fight club', 'the king's speech',...

  • Pam Grier
    Pam Grier

    Pam grier is an american actress known for her roles in iconic 1970s blaxploitation films such as 'coffy' and 'foxy brown'.

  • Corinne Le Poulain
    Corinne Le Poulain

    French actress on stage, film, and tv, niece of jean le poulain.

  • James Arness
    James Arness

    American actor best known for his tv series, "gunsmoke," 1955-1975.

  • Peter Cushing
    Peter Cushing

    England, united kingdom -- actor.

  • Peggy Lee
    Peggy Lee

    American singer, songwriter and arranger.

  • Elisabeth Harnois
    Elisabeth Harnois

    American actress.

  • Margaret Colin
    Margaret Colin

    Actress (independence day: three men & a baby).

  • Nicki Aycox
    Nicki Aycox

    Nicki Aycox is an actress who has appeared in various TV shows and movies.

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How old is someone born on May 26, 1978?


Someone born on May 26, 1978 is:

45 years 11 months old,

or 551 months and 23 days old,

or 2399 weeks and 2 days old,

or 16795 days old,

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How many days until your next birthday if you were born on May 26, 1978?

There are 7 days until your next birthday, which will occur on Sunday May 26th 2024.

What generation do you belong to if you were born on May 26, 1978?

You belong to the Xennial Generation if you were born on May 26, 1978.

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May 26, 1978: What famous people died on that day?


Famous people died on May 26, 1978:

  • Cybele

    Ancient Phrygian and Greek goddess associated with nature, fertility, and the Great Mother.

  • Cybele Andrianou

    Greek actress (b. 1887).

  • Roberto Angeli
  • Jorge Icaza
  • Antenore Magri
  • Erich Hagen
  • Tamara Platonovna Karsavina
  • Ignacio de Alba y Hernández
  • Tamara Karsavina

What famous deaths happened on May 26th?

Famous deaths on May 26th:

  • Ray Liotta
    Ray Liotta

    American actor seen in "lethal weapon", and "goodfellas.

  • Art Linkletter
    Art Linkletter

    Canadian entertainer.

  • Jean Constantin
    Jean Constantin

    French singer-songwriter and composer of over 300 songs.

  • Sharon Lynn
    Sharon Lynn

    Actress (way out west big broadcast), dies aged 53.

  • George Brent
    George Brent

    Actor (baby face.

  • Phinneas Newborn

    Renowned basketball player known for his exceptional skills on the court.

  • Fount Haines

    Renowned poet known for his lyrical verses.

  • Adamae Davis

    Renowned jazz singer and performer.

  • Zeki Velidi Togan

    Renowned historian known for his works on Turkic history.

  • Samuel Pepys

    Samuel Pepys was an English naval administrator and Member of Parliament who is most famous for the detailed diary he kept for a decade,...

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May 26, 1978: What are the Holidays, Observances and Saints celebrated on that day?


Holidays on May 26, 1978:

  • Blessed Pieter of Ter Duinen
  • Georgia - National Day
  • Poland - Mother's Day
  • Australia - National Sorry Day

Saints celebrated on May 26, 1978:

  • Saint Germain of Paris
  • Saint William of Aquitaine
  • Saint Simitrius
  • Saint Philip Neri (died 1595)
  • Saint Lambert (d.1154)
  • Saint Berenger (died 1093)
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May 26, 1978: Number 1 song on that day

The number 1 song on May 26, 1978 is the best selling or most popular song as resulting from the music charts in the week May 22nd and May 28th. It changes depending on Countries, Music Genres and methodology used to rank the most popular song (for ex., sales, streaming).


May 26, 1978: What was the number 1 song in the USA on that day?

The number 1 song in the USA on May 26, 1978 was With A Little Luck by Wings, according to the music chart for the week May 22nd and May 28th.

May 26, 1978: What was the music chart in the USA on that day?

The music chart in the USA on May 26, 1978 is the list of the most popular songs across all genres for the week May 22nd and May 28th. It included the following Top 5 songs:

  1. - With A Little Luck
  2. - Too Much, Too Little, Too Late
  3. - You're The One That I Want
  4. - Shadow Dancing
  5. - The Closer I Get To You

May 26, 1978: What was the number 1 song in the UK on that day?

The number 1 song in the UK on May 26, 1978 was Rivers Of Babylon / Brown Girl In The Ring by Boney M, according to the music chart for the week May 22nd and May 28th.

May 26, 1978: What was the music chart in the UK on that day?

The music chart in the UK on May 26, 1978 is the list of the most popular songs across all genres for the week May 22nd and May 28th. 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 26, 1978: What was the number 1 R&B song on that day?

The number 1 R&B song on May 26, 1978 was Use Ta Be My Girl by The O'Jays, according to the R&B music chart for the week May 22nd and May 28th.

May 26, 1978: What was the R&B music chart on that day?

The R&B music chart on May 26, 1978 is the list of the most popular R&B songs for the week May 22nd and May 28th. It included the following Top 5 R&B songs:

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

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May 26, 1978: What were the most popular movies on that day?

The most popular movies on May 26, 1978 were the films released in theaters close to that day with the largest audiences and significant box office revenue, including:

Fedora

Release year: 1978

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: William Holden, Marthe Keller, Hildegard Knef, José Ferrer

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

The Night, the Prowler

Release year: 1978

Directed by: Jim Sharman

Starring: Ruth Cracknell, John Frawley, Kerry Walker, John Derum

Corvette Summer

Release year: 1978

Directed by: Matthew Robbins

Starring: Mark Hamill, Annie Potts, Eugene Roche, William Bryant

Blue Movie

Release year: 1978

Directed by: Alberto Cavallone

Starring: Leda Simonetti, Patrizia Funari, Danielle Dugas, Claude Maran, Joseph Dickson

Country: Italy

May 26, 1978: What were the most popular TV Series on that day?

The most popular TV Series on May 26, 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 26, 1978: What were the bestselling books on that day?

The bestselling books on May 26, 1978 were the literary works published close to that day that have achieved notable commercial success, including:

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.

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

The Silmarillion

By:

"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.

The Plague Dogs by Richard Adams

The Plague Dogs

By:

This book will be loved by thousands and even millions of people! "THE BOSTON GLOBEA lyrical tale by Richard Adams, the author of WATERSHIP DOWN. This engrossing tale is a remarkable journey.

Stained Glass by William F. Buckley Jr

Stained Glass

By:

Blackford Oakes is back! Blackford Oakes returns!

All Things Wise And Wonderful by James Herriot

All Things Wise And Wonderful

By:

James Herriot's stories of his life as a Yorkshire veterinarian were loved by readers.

May 26, 1978: What were the most popular videogames on that day?

The most popular videogames on May 26, 1978 were those that achieved widespread recognition and player engagement close to that day, including:

Superman

Superman

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-Adventure

Publisher: Atari

Video Pinball

Video Pinball

Platform: Dedicated console, Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Pinball

Publisher: Atari Inc.

Astro Battle

Astro Battle

Platform: Arcade Game; Bally Astrocade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Bally Manufacturing

3-D Docking Mission

3-D Docking Mission

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Programma International The Elektrik Keyboard

Clowns

Clowns

Platform: Arcade, Commodore 64, Commodore VIC-20

Publisher: Commodore

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Who was the US President on May 26, 1978?

On May 26, 1978 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 26, 1978?

On May 26, 1978 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).

Who was the Pope on May 26, 1978?

On May 26, 1978 the Pope was St Paul VI.

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What is special about May 26th?

May 26th refers to a specific date on the calendar, which is the 26th 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 26th, such as:

  • 2019 - May 2019 kathmandu bombings - four people were killed and seven more were injured in three explosions that occurred in kathmandu, nepal. police suspect a maoist splinter organization may be responsible.
  • 2018 - 2018 lower puna eruption: many more properties destroyed by kilauea's continuing eruption.
  • 2017 - 2017 minya attack, gunmen open fire upon buses carrying coptic christians, minya governorate in egypt. at least 28 people were killed and dozens more were injured. according to state media, the egyptian air force attacked militant camps in eastern libya as a retaliation for the minya attack.

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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.

Friday May 26, 1978