23rd of May, 1979

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • What Day: The 23rd of May, 1979, fell on a Wednesday.
  • Decade: 1970s.
  • 38 years, 5 months and 29 days have passed since the 23rd of May, 1979.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 21 of 1979.
  • Day 143 of 1979.
  • Leap Year: 1979 was NOT a leap year.
  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1979 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 23rd of May, 1979 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 23rd of May, 1979, will be 38 years of age.
  • American Format: 05-23-1979 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
  • YMD Format: 1979-05-23. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19790523" are easier to sort.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 296262000.

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 23rd of May, 1979:

  • United States: Reunited - Peaches & Herb
  • United Kingdom: Sunday Girl - Blondie

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on the 23rd of May, 1979.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 23rd of May, 1979 was probably conceived around the 13th of August, 1978. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 23rd of May, 1979 is the 1st of March, 1980. (Rough Estimate).

Around This Time...

Things that happened during this general period of time...

  • 4th of May, 1979: Margaret Thatcher becomes the United Kingdom's first female prime minister.
  • 8th of May, 1979: 10 people die after a fire breaks out at a Woolworth's store in Manchester, England.
  • 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.
  • 11th of June, 1979: Actor John Wayne passes away from stomach cancer.
  • 15th of June, 1979: The film Rocky II (1979) is released.
  • 20th of June, 1979: ABC TV news correspondent Bill Stewart and his interpreter Juan Espinosa are killed by a Nicaraguan National Guard soldier.

On This Date

Historical events that have occurred on the 23rd of May:

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 23rd of May:

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 23rd of May, 1979.

  • 14,060 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,214,787,600 seconds have passed since the 23rd of May, 1979.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,417,252,200 times.
  • Since the 23rd of May, 1979, earth has travelled approximately 626,830,401,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 202,464,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 104,471,734 steps. That's about 46,432 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,577,451 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Translations

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

  • German: Mittwoch.
  • French: Mercredi.
  • Italian: Mercoledi.
  • Spanish: Miercoles.
  • Portuguese: Quarta-feira.

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