8th of May, 1979
Here are some facts about this particular date:
What Day: The 8th of May, 1979, fell on a Tuesday.
On this exact date:
10 people die after a fire breaks out at a Woolworth's store in Manchester, England. Decade: 1970s.
40 years, 0 months and 11 days have passed since the 8th of May, 1979.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 19 of
Day 128 of
1979. Leap Year: 1979 was NOT a leap year.
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Taurus.
Zodiac Element: Earth.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1979 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
Native American Zodiac: The 8th of May, 1979 falls under the Beaver.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
Age: Anyone born on the 8th of May, 1979, will be 40 years of age.
American Format: 05-08-1979 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
YMD Format: 1979-05-08. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19790508" are easier to sort.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 294966000.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 8th of May:
Victory in Europe Day (France)
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 8th of May, 1979:
United States: Reunited - Peaches & Herb
United Kingdom: Bright Eyes - Art Garfunkel 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 May, 1979.
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.
Who was the US President on this particular date?
Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on the 8th of May, 1979. Conception Dates
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on the 8th of May, 1979 was probably conceived around the
29th of July, 1978. (Rough Estimate). The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 8th of May, 1979 is the
15th of February, 1980. (Rough Estimate). Around This Time...
Things that happened during this general period of time...
12th of April, 1979: The movie Mad Max (1979), starring Mel Gibson, is released in cinemas.
4th of May, 1979: Margaret Thatcher becomes the United Kingdom's first female prime minister.
25th of May, 1979: Ridley Scott's film Alien (1979) is released in cinemas.
25th of May, 1979: 273 people are killed when American Airlines Flight 191 crashes in Chicago.
25th of May, 1979: "Boy on the Milk Carton": Six-year-old Etan Patz is kidnapped in Manhattan, New York City.
31st of May, 1979: The Muppet Movie (1979) is released.
2nd of June, 1979: American actor Jim Hutton dies of liver cancer. On This Date
Historical events that have occurred on the 8th of May:
8th of May, 1945: World War II: German forces surrender in Western Europe.
8th of May, 1967: American actress Barbara Payton dies of heart and liver failure at the age of 39.
8th of May, 1984: Former Canadian Forces corporal Denis Lortie kills three government employees in the National Assembly of Quebec building.
8th of May, 1987: 8 IRA volunteers and a civilian are killed in an SAS ambush in Loughgall, Northern Ireland.
8th of May, 1997: 35 people are killed when China Southern Airlines Flight 3456 crashes in Shenzhen.
8th of May, 1998: The movie Deep Impact (1998) is released.
8th of May, 2002: Arsenal clinch the 2001-2002 FA Premier League title after a 1-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford.
8th of May, 2009: Star Trek (2009) is released. 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. Celebrity Birthdays
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 8th of May:
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 8th of May, 1979.
14,621 days have passed since this date.
1,263,254,400 seconds have passed since the 8th of May, 1979.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,473,796,800 times.
Since the 8th of May, 1979, earth has travelled approximately 651,839,270,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 210,542,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 108,639,878 steps. That's about 48,284 miles!
Since this date, 15,159,053 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
Time for a quick language lesson! The word for "Tuesday" in other languages is:
Portuguese: Terca-feira. Random Dates
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