Wednesday May 17th, 1978
May Seventeenth, Nineteen Seventy-Eight

How old am I if I was born on May 17, 1978?

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Date Facts:

  • May 17, 1978 was a Wednesday
  • Zodiac Sign for this date is: Taurus
  • This date was 15,536 days ago
  • May 17th 2021 is on a Monday
  • Someone born on this date is 42 years old
  • If you were born on this date:

  • You've slept for 5,179 days or 14 years!
  • Your next birthday is 170 days away
  • You've been alive for 372,864 hours
  • You were born on a Wednesday in mid May
  • You are 22,371,840 minutes old
  • Your next birthday is on a Monday

  • 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 17th

    You Share a birthday with over 19 other celebrities and/or famous people! Click Here to view our complete list. Who do you share a birthday with?

    Emerald: Birthstone for May 17th, 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:

    41-59 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 - Taurus:


    Taurus Traits:


    Taurus Summary:

    A Taurus will stand up for that which they believe in. While normally easy going, can be very stuborn at times

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    Click here to see more about Taurus

    1978-05-17: This day in History:

  • 1630-05-17 Italian Jesuit Niccolo Zucchi - 1st to see 2 belts on Jupiter surface
  • 1792-05-17 24 merchants form NY Stock Exchange at 70 Wall Street
  • 1804-05-17 Lewis & Clark begin exploration of La Purchase
  • 1809-05-17 Papal States annexed by France
  • 1814-05-17 Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden (Natl Day)
  • 1872-05-17 Bohemian Club incorporated
  • 1875-05-17 1st Kentucky Derby run at Churchill Downs Winner was Aristides
  • 1898-05-17 Camp Merritt established in Presidio
  • 1921-05-17 Pres Harding opens (via telephone) 1st Valencia Orange Show
  • 1938-05-17 Radio quiz show `Information Please!' debuts on NBC Blue Network
  • 1939-05-17 1st sports telecast - Columbia vs Princeton - College baseball
  • 1940-05-17 Nazis occupied Brussels Belgium
  • 1954-05-17 Supreme Court unanimously rules on Brown v Topeka Board of Ed reversed 1896 `separate but equal' Plessy Vs Ferguson decision
  • 1960-05-17 1st atomic reactor system to be patented - JW Flora - Canoga Park CA
  • 1962-05-17 Marin County withdraws from BART district
  • 1968-05-17 European Space Research Org launches 1st satellite
  • 1973-05-17 Senate Watergate Committee began its hearings
  • 1981-05-17 Islanders score 5 power play goals against Flyers in a playoff
  • 1983-05-17 Israel & Lebanon sign a peace treaty
  • 1983-05-17 Oilers 2-Isles 4 - Stanley Cup- Isles win cup 4-0 (15-5)

  • 5-17-1978 in
    Roman Numerals:


    What is 1978-05-17 converted to roman numerals? Above is the date 5-17-1978 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 XVII • V • MCMLXXVIII.

    Next Birthday Countdown:

    Countdown timer for May 17, 2021:

    The above timer is a countdown clock for your next birthday! (Assuming you were born on 1978-05-17) 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 may-17-1978, your next birthday is only 170 days away.

    Your birthday is on May seventeenth, 1978. Being born in mid-May says a lot about you. Your zodiac sign is taurus, 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 42 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 15536 days, or 372864 hours, or 22371840 minutes! Your next birthday which is in 2021, is on a Monday.

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

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