31st of May, 1979

The 31st of May, 1979, fell on a Thursday. Day 151 of 1979. Decade: 1970s.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 31st of May, 1979:

  • The Muppet Movie (1979) is released.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 31st of May, 1979:

  • United States: Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
  • United Kingdom: Sunday Girl - Blondie

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 31st of May, 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 31st of May:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 40 years, 6 months and 17 days have passed since the 31st of May, 1979.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 22 of 1979.
  • Leap Year: 1979 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 31st of May, 1979, will be 40 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 296953200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 31st of May, 1979:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 26th of June, 1979: The James Bond film Moonraker (1979) is released in cinemas.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 31st of May, 1979, 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 31st of May, 1979 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on the 31st of May, 1979.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 31st of May, 1979 was probably conceived around the 21st of August, 1978. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 31st of May, 1979 is the 9th of March, 1980. (Rough Estimate).

31st of May

Events that have occurred on the 31st of May:

  • 31st of May, 1984: Six inmates on death row escape the Mecklenburg Correctional Center in Virginia.
  • 31st of May, 1984: The song "Ghostbusters" is released by Parker, Jr.
  • 31st of May, 1998: Geri Halliwell announces that she is leaving the Spice Girls.
  • 31st of May, 2005: Watergate scandal: FBI Associate Director Mark Felt is revealed to be "Deep Throat".
  • 31st of May, 2008: Usain Bolt breaks the world record for the 100 meter sprint.
  • 31st of May, 2010: The flotilla incident occurs when 13 Israeli soldiers raid a flotilla that is headed for Gaza. 9 activists are killed
  • 31st of May, 1970: The 1970 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Mexico.
  • 31st of May, 1986: The 1986 FIFA World Cup begins in Mexico.
  • 31st of May, 1996: The movie DragonHeart (1996) is released in cinemas.
  • 31st of May, 1996: The Fugees release their song Killing Me Softly with His Song.
  • 31st of May, 2002: The 2002 FIFA World Cup kicks off in South Korea and Japan.
  • 31st of May, 2004: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) is released in movie theaters.

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.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 31st of May, 1979.

  • 14,808 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,279,414,800 seconds have passed since the 31st of May, 1979.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,492,650,600 times.
  • Since the 31st of May, 1979, earth has travelled approximately 660,178,036,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 213,235,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 110,029,673 steps. That's about 48,902 miles!
  • Since this date, 15,352,978 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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