Tuesday May 23rd, 1978
May Twenty-Third, Nineteen Seventy-Eight

How old am I if I was born on May 23, 1978?

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Date Facts:

  • May 23, 1978 was a Tuesday
  • Zodiac Sign for this date is: Gemini
  • This date was 16,853 days ago
  • May 23rd 2025 is on a Friday
  • Someone born on this date is 46 years old
  • If you were born on this date:

  • You've slept for 5,618 days or 15 years!
  • Your next birthday is 314 days away
  • You've been alive for 404,472 hours
  • You were born on a Tuesday in late May
  • You are 24,268,320 minutes old
  • Your next birthday is on a Friday

  • Most popular baby names of 1978 ranked:

    Rank Name
    1. Michael
    2. Jason
    3. Christopher
    4. David
    5. James
    6. Matthew
    7. John
    Rank Name
    1. Melissa
    2. Jessica
    3. Amy
    4. Heather
    5. Amanda
    6. Angela
    7. Sarah

    How popular is your name? Search to find out!

    Celebrities Birthdays:
    May 23rd

    You Share a birthday with over 14 other celebrities and/or famous people! Click Here to view our complete list. Who do you share a birthday with?

    Emerald: Birthstone for May 23rd, 1978



    Good Fortune

    High Value:
    $4700 Per Carat
    Low Value:
    $800 Per Carat

    Click Here To learn more about May Birthstones

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    The Emerald is the birthstone for people born in May. Derived from the Latin word "Smaragdus" meaning green, Emerald come in a large variety of shades of green. Founds all across the globe, including Colombia, and Russia, Brazil is actually the lead supplier of the global market of Emeralds. It is extremely rare to find an emerald without inclusions or imperfections, due to this the purest emeralds are often valued higher than that of diamonds of the same weight.

    Also known as "The stones of Successful love", Emeralds are often associated with bestowing great vision, intuition, wisdom and memory. Making it a very popular choice of gem stone for both gifting and beauty products. According to ancient Indian lore, Emeralds were first translated from Sanskrit as Marakata, or "The green growing things".

    1978 - Generation X :

    Age Range:

    45-63 years old


    Generation X grew up up right at the start of the technological revolution, are considered comftorble with technology, but not tethered to it as younger generations.

    Generation X Summary:

    Generation X were born soon after the baby boomers are associated with the hippie era. They are often perceived as directionless and disaffected.

    Time Period:


    Like to see more about Generations? Click here to go to our interactive generations table.

    Zodiac - Gemini:


    Gemini Traits:


    Gemini Summary:

    Gemini are well known for positive energy. They are talkative and social butterflies, and don't let others influence ther way of life

    Start Date:


    End Date:


    Click here to see more about Gemini

    1978-05-23: This day in History:

  • 1430-05-23 Joan of Arc captured by Burgundians who sold her to English
  • 1498-05-23 Italian preacher Savonarola tortured & executed in Florence
  • 1533-05-23 King Henry VIII & Catherine of Aragon marriage declared null & void
  • 1576-05-23 Tycho Brahe given Hveen Island to build Uraniborg Observatory
  • 1701-05-23 Capt Kidd hung in London after convicted of piracy & murder
  • 1788-05-23 SC becomes 8th state to ratify US constitution
  • 1844-05-23 Decl of Bab (Bah '¡ festival)
  • 1853-05-23 Buenos Aires gains independence from Argentina (reunited 1859)
  • 1873-05-23 Postal Cards sold in SF for 1st time
  • 1873-05-23 Canada's North West Mounted Police force was established
  • 1898-05-23 1st Philippine Expeditionary Troops sail from SF
  • 1903-05-23 1st direct primary election law adopted - by Wisconsin
  • 1903-05-23 1st automobile trip across US from SF to NY - ended April 1
  • 1908-05-23 Dirigible explodes over SF Bay - 16 passengers fall - none die
  • 1911-05-23 NY Public Library building at Fifth Avenue dedicated by Pres Taft
  • 1915-05-23 Italy declared war on Austria-Hungary in WW I
  • 1922-05-23 Walt Disney incorporates his 1st film company Laugh-O-Gram Films
  • 1934-05-23 Bonnie & Clyde shot in Louisana ambush
  • 1937-05-23 Industrialist John D Rockfeller died in Ormond Beach Fla
  • 1945-05-23 Nazi Himmler committed suicide while in prison at Luneburg Germany
  • 1948-05-23 Joe DiMaggio hits three consecutive HRs
  • 1949-05-23 West Germany was proclaimed
  • 1956-05-23 World Trade Center dedicated in Ferry Building
  • 1960-05-23 Israel announced capture of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina
  • 1962-05-23 Scott Carpenter orbits Earth three times in US Aurora 7
  • 1962-05-23 Joe Pepitone 2nd Yankee to hit 2 HRs in 1 inning (Joe DiMaggio)

  • 5-23-1978 in
    Roman Numerals:


    What is 1978-05-23 converted to roman numerals? Above is the date 5-23-1978 converted into roman numerals.
    The above date is written in the traditional western/American style of writing dates. Formatted in the order of
    Month-Day-Year. If you prefer the European way of writing dates (Which is day-month-year) the roman numerals would be written XXIII • V • MCMLXXVIII.

    Next Birthday Countdown:

    Countdown timer for May 23, 2025:

    The above timer is a countdown clock for your next birthday! (Assuming you were born on 1978-05-23) This timer is automatically updated, and is accurate all the way up to the nearest second. Watch as your next birthday ticks closer and closer right before your eyes. If you were born on 23rd-may-1978, your next birthday is only 314 days away.

    Your birthday is on May twenty-third, 1978. Being born in late-May says a lot about you. Your zodiac sign is gemini, your birth-stone is the Emerald, and your birth flower is the Lily (both of which make great gifts for someone with this birthday). You are 46 years old, and were born in the middle of Generation X . Which generation you are born into makes a huge impact on your life, click here to see our interactive table and learn more. You have been alive for 16853 days, or 404472 hours, or 24268320 minutes! Your next birthday which is in 2025, is on a Friday.

  • Birthstone: Emerald (great gift idea, see Emerald article)
  • Birthflower: Lily
  • Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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