What happened this day in history May 1, 1978

What are the important events that happened on May 1, 1978? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

May 1, 1978: Facts & Myths About This Day

May 1, 1978 is the 121st day of the year 1978 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 244 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 18, 1978 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 4,380,480 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectaicosahenagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Nickel every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $717.35. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Horse is the mythical animal and Earth is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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May 1, 1978 Historical Events

  • 1978
    Japan’s Naomi Uemura, travelling by dog sled, becomes the first person to reach the North Pole alone.

Who were born on May 1, 1978?

  • 1978
    Nick Traina, American singer (Link 80) (d. 1997)
  • 1978
    Sachie Hara, Japanese actress

Who died on May 1, 1978?

  • 1978
    Aram Khachaturian, Armenian composer (b. 1903)

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