1st of January, 1979

The 1st of January, 1979, fell on a Monday. Day 1 of 1979. Decade: 1970s.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 1st of January, 1979:

  • United States: Too Much Heaven - Bee Gees
  • United Kingdom: YMCA - Village People

News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on the 1st of January, 1979.

  • Iranian Revolution

    Between January, 1978 and February, 1979, a revolutionary movement formed in Iran. This eventually led to the overthrow of the monarchy and the establishment of an Islamic Republic led by Ayatollah Khomeini.

  • Ruhollah Khomeini.

    The leader of the Iranian Revolution, Ruhollah Khomeini, was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1979.

  • 1979 in movies.

    Movies released in 1979 included Kramer vs. Kramer, The Amityville Horror, Rocky II, Apocalypse Now, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Alien, 10, The Jerk, Moonraker, The Muppet Movie, Monty Python's Life of Brian and The Warriors.

  • 1979 in music.

    Popular music artists in 1979 included The Knack, Donna Summer, Chic, Rod Stewart, Peaches & Herb, Gloria Gaynor, Village People, Anita Ward, Robert John and The Bee Gees.


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 1st of January:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 40 years, 10 months and 17 days have passed since the 1st of January, 1979.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 01 of 1979.
  • Leap Year: 1979 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 1st of January, 1979, will be 40 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 283996800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 1st of January, 1979:

  • 22nd of December, 1978: American serial killer John Wayne Gacey is arrested and admits to committing 25+ murders.
  • 27th of December, 1978: The Constitution of Spain is approved in a referendum, officially ending 40 years of military dictatorship.
  • 16th of January, 1979: Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi flees Iran with his family.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 1st of January, 1979, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1979 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 1st of January, 1979 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 1st of January:

  • New Year's Day

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on the 1st of January, 1979.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 1st of January, 1979 was probably conceived around the 24th of March, 1978. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 1st of January, 1979 is the 11th of October, 1979. (Rough Estimate).

1st of January

Events that have occurred on the 1st of January:


Television

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Mork & Mindy - Comedy TV show about an alien called Mork. Starring Robin Williams.
  • Taxi - American sitcom starring Andy Kaufman and Danny DeVito.
  • Dallas - Soap opera.
  • The Incredible Hulk - Starring Lou Ferrigno.
  • The Love Boat - Television series that was set on a cruise ship. Starring Gavin MacLeod as Captain Merrill Stubing.
  • Chips - TV show about two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers called Jon Baker and Frank "Ponch" Poncherello.
  • Soap - Comedy series / satire about soap operas. Starring Billy Crystal as Jodie Dallas.
  • Eight Is Enough - Television series about the "Bradford brood" and their father.
  • Three's Company - Sitcom about two girls and their male room mate.
  • Quincy, M.E. - TV show about a Los Angeles County medical examiner called Dr. Quincy.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 1st of January, 1979.

  • 14,931 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,290,038,400 seconds have passed since the 1st of January, 1979.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,505,044,800 times.
  • Since the 1st of January, 1979, earth has travelled approximately 665,659,814,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 215,006,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 110,943,302 steps. That's about 49,308 miles!
  • Since this date, 15,480,461 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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