5th of October, 1979

The 5th of October, 1979, fell on a Friday. Day 278 of 1979. Decade: 1970s.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 5th of October, 1979:

  • The romantic comedy film 10 (1979) is released in movie theaters.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 5th of October, 1979:

  • United States: Sad Eyes - Robert John
  • United Kingdom: Message In A Bottle - Police

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 5th of October, 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 5th of October:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 40 years, 0 months and 15 days have passed since the 5th of October, 1979.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 40 of 1979.
  • Leap Year: 1979 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 5th of October, 1979, will be 40 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 307926000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 5th of October, 1979:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 5th of October, 1979, will have the star sign Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1979 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 5th of October, 1979 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on the 5th of October, 1979.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 5th of October, 1979 was probably conceived around the 26th of December, 1978. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 5th of October, 1979 is the 14th of July, 1980. (Rough Estimate).

5th of October

Events that have occurred on the 5th of October:


Television

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

  • Archie Bunker's Place - Sitcom starring Carroll O'Connor.
  • Trapper John, M.D. - Medical drama.
  • 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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 5th of October, 1979.

  • 14,625 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,263,600,000 seconds have passed since the 5th of October, 1979.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,474,200,000 times.
  • Since the 5th of October, 1979, earth has travelled approximately 652,017,600,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 210,600,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 108,669,600 steps. That's about 48,298 miles!
  • Since this date, 15,163,200 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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