The 21st of January, 1979, fell on a Sunday. Day 21 of 1979. Decade: 1970s.
Born On This Date
People who were born on this exact date:
Born on this exact date: Brian O'Driscoll: Rugby player.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 21st 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 21st of January, 1979.
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.
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.
Basic facts and information about this date:
This date fell on a weekend.
40 years, 10 months and 15 days have passed since the 21st 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 21st of January, 1979, will be 40 years of age.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 285724800.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around the 21st 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.
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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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 21st of January, 1979.
14,929 days have passed since this date.
1,289,865,600 seconds have passed since the 21st of January, 1979.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,504,843,200 times.
Since the 21st of January, 1979, earth has travelled approximately 665,570,649,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 214,977,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 110,928,442 steps. That's about 49,302 miles!
Since this date, 15,478,387 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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