January 1, 1978: Day of the Week
January 1, 1978 was the 1st day of the year 1978 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 364 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
A person born on this day will be 39 years old today. If that same person saved a Penny every day starting at age 4, then by now that person has accumulated $128.37 today. That is, assuming this person is still alive and kicking.
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Here’s the January 1978 calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly 1978 calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Capricorn is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
Snake is the mythical animal and Fire is the element for a person born on this day if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology (or Chinese zodiac).
January 1, 1978 Historical Event(s)
- 1978Air India Flight 855 Boeing 747 crashes into the sea, due to instrument failure and pilot disorientation, off the coast of Bombay, India, killing 213.
- 1978The Constitution of the Northern Mariana Islands becomes effective.
Who were born on January 1, 1978?
- 1978Mykhaylo Renzhyn, Latvian skier
- 1978Nina Bott, German actress
- 1978Phillip Mulryne, Northern Irish footballer
- 1978Tarik O'Regan, British composer
- 1978Vidya Balan, Indian model and actress
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