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.
  • 38 years, 4 months and 15 days have passed since the 8th of May, 1979.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 19 of 1979.
  • 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 38 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.

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 8th of May:

  • Victory in Europe Day (France)

Music Singles

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

US President

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...

On This Date

Historical events that have occurred on the 8th of May:

  • 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, 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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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 14,015 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,210,896,000 seconds have passed since the 8th of May, 1979.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,412,712,000 times.
  • Since the 8th of May, 1979, earth has travelled approximately 624,822,336,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 201,816,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 104,137,056 steps. That's about 46,283 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,530,752 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Translations

Time for a quick language lesson! The word for "Tuesday" in other languages is:

  • German: Dienstag.
  • French: Mardi.
  • Italian: Martedi.
  • Spanish: Martes.
  • Portuguese: Terca-feira.

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