16th of January, 1979

The 16th of January, 1979, fell on a Tuesday. Day 16 of 1979. Decade: 1970s.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 16th of January, 1979:

  • Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi flees Iran with his family.

Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Aaliyah: Singer.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 16th of January, 1979:

  • United States: Le Freak - Chic
  • 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 16th 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 16th of January:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 40 years, 10 months and 29 days have passed since the 16th of January, 1979.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 03 of 1979.
  • Leap Year: 1979 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 16th of January, 1979, will be 40 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 285292800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 16th of January, 1979:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 16th 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 16th 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 16th of January:

  • Republic Day (India)

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on the 16th of January, 1979.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 16th of January, 1979 was probably conceived around the 8th of April, 1978. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 16th of January, 1979 is the 26th of October, 1979. (Rough Estimate).

16th of January

Events that have occurred on the 16th 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.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 16th of January, 1979.

  • 14,943 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,291,075,200 seconds have passed since the 16th of January, 1979.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,506,254,400 times.
  • Since the 16th of January, 1979, earth has travelled approximately 666,194,803,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 215,179,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 111,032,467 steps. That's about 49,348 miles!
  • Since this date, 15,492,902 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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