8th of April, 1979

The 8th of April, 1979, fell on a Sunday. Day 98 of 1979. Decade: 1970s.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 8th of April, 1979:

  • The last episode of "All in the Family" is aired.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 8th of April, 1979:

  • United States: I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
  • United Kingdom: I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor

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 8th of April, 1979.

  • 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 8th of April:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 40 years, 8 months and 8 days have passed since the 8th of April, 1979.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 14 of 1979.
  • Leap Year: 1979 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 8th of April, 1979, will be 40 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 292374000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 8th of April, 1979:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 8th of April, 1979, will have the star sign Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1979 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 8th of April, 1979 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on the 8th of April, 1979.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 8th of April, 1979 was probably conceived around the 29th of June, 1978. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 8th of April, 1979 is the 16th of January, 1980. (Rough Estimate).

8th of April

Events that have occurred on the 8th of April:


Television

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

  • The Dukes of Hazzard - American television series.
  • 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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 8th of April, 1979.

  • 14,861 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,283,994,000 seconds have passed since the 8th of April, 1979.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,497,993,000 times.
  • Since the 8th of April, 1979, earth has travelled approximately 662,540,904,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 213,999,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 110,423,484 steps. That's about 49,077 miles!
  • Since this date, 15,407,928 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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