27th of August, 1979

The 27th of August, 1979, fell on a Monday. Day 239 of 1979. Decade: 1970s.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 27th of August, 1979:

  • Warrenpoint ambush: The Provisional IRA ambush and kill 18 British soldiers.
  • Lord Mountbatten of Burma and 3 others are assassinated by the Provisional IRA.

Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Aaron Paul: Actor.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 27th of August, 1979:

  • United States: My Sharona - The Knack
  • United Kingdom: We Don't Talk Anymore - Cliff Richard

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 27th of August, 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.

  • The Atlanta murders of 1979 - 1981.

    During this time, the Atlanta murders of 1979 - 1981 were taking place. At least 28 children and young adults are murdered before Wayne Williams is eventually caught and convicted of murder.


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 27th of August:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 40 years, 3 months and 17 days have passed since the 27th of August, 1979.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 35 of 1979.
  • Leap Year: 1979 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 27th of August, 1979, will be 40 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 304556400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 27th of August, 1979:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 27th of August, 1979, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1979 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 27th of August, 1979 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 27th of August:

  • Late Summer Bank Holiday (UK)

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on the 27th of August, 1979.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 27th of August, 1979 was probably conceived around the 17th of November, 1978. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 27th of August, 1979 is the 5th of June, 1980. (Rough Estimate).

27th of August

Events that have occurred on the 27th of August:


Television

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

  • Hart to Hart - TV show about a couple who moonlight as detectives.
  • 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.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 27th of August, 1979.

  • 14,717 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,271,552,400 seconds have passed since the 27th of August, 1979.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,483,477,800 times.
  • Since the 27th of August, 1979, earth has travelled approximately 656,121,038,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 211,925,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 109,353,506 steps. That's about 48,602 miles!
  • Since this date, 15,258,629 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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