Thursday May 4th, 1978
May Fourth, Nineteen Seventy-Eight

How old am I if I was born on May 4, 1978?

Years Months Days Hours Minutes

Date Facts:

  • May 4, 1978 was a Thursday
  • Zodiac Sign for this date is: Taurus
  • This date was 16,875 days ago
  • May 4th 2025 is on a Sunday
  • Someone born on this date is 46 years old
  • If you were born on this date:

  • You've slept for 5,625 days or 15 years!
  • Your next birthday is 292 days away
  • You've been alive for 405,000 hours
  • You were born on a Thursday in early May
  • You are 24,300,000 minutes old
  • Your next birthday is on a Sunday

  • 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 4th

    You Share a birthday with over 15 other celebrities and/or famous people! Click Here to view our complete list. Who do you share a birthday with?

    Emerald: Birthstone for May 4th, 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 - 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

    Start Date:


    End Date:


    Click here to see more about Taurus

    1978-05-04: This day in History:

  • 1626-05-04 Indians sell Manhattan Island for $24 in cloth & buttons
  • 1776-05-04 Rhode Island declares independence from England
  • 1783-05-04 Herschel reports seeing a red glow near lunar crater Aristarchus
  • 1814-05-04 Bourbon reign restored in France
  • 1851-05-04 1st major SF fire
  • 1866-05-04 Woodward's Gardens opens to public
  • 1871-05-04 1st pro baseball game played (Ft Wayne 2 - Cleveland 0)
  • 1878-05-04 Phonograph shown for 1st time at Grand Opera House
  • 1886-05-04 Haymarket riot in Chicago; bomb kills 7 policemen
  • 1918-05-04 Yankees set record with 8 sacrifices - beat Red Sox Babe Ruth 5-4
  • 1929-05-04 Lou Gehrig hits 3 consecutive HRs - Yankees 11 - Tigers 9
  • 1942-05-04 Battle of Coral Sea begun (1st sea battle fought solely in air)
  • 1961-05-04 Malcolm Ross & Victor Prather set altitude record for manned balloon flight - 34 -668 m - over Gulf of Mexico
  • 1970-05-04 4 students at Kent State U killed by Ohio Natl Guard
  • 1973-05-04 1st TV network female nudity - Steambath (PBS) - Valerie Perrine
  • 1975-05-04 Flyers 1-Isles 0-Semis-Flyers hold 3-0 lead-Isles held to 14 shots
  • 1981-05-04 Ron Davis strikes out 8 consecutive Angels - ran record of 13 strike outs of last 14 faced - also saved Gene Nelsons 1st win 4-2
  • 1982-05-04 Nordiques 2-Isles 4 - Semi-Finals- Isles win series 4-0

  • 5-4-1978 in
    Roman Numerals:


    What is 1978-05-04 converted to roman numerals? Above is the date 5-4-1978 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 IV • V • MCMLXXVIII.

    Next Birthday Countdown:

    Countdown timer for May 4, 2025:

    The above timer is a countdown clock for your next birthday! (Assuming you were born on 1978-05-04) 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-4-1978, your next birthday is only 292 days away.

    Your birthday is on May fourth, 1978. Being born in early-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 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 16875 days, or 405000 hours, or 24300000 minutes! Your next birthday which is in 2025, is on a Sunday.

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

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