24th of December, 1979

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • What Day: The 24th of December, 1979, fell on a Monday.
  • On this exact date: The Soviet war in Afghanistan begins.
  • Decade: 1970s.
  • 37 years, 10 months and 28 days have passed since the 24th of December, 1979.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 52 of 1979.
  • Day 358 of 1979.
  • Leap Year: 1979 was NOT a leap year.
  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1979 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 24th of December, 1979 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 24th of December, 1979, will be 37 years of age.
  • American Format: 12-24-1979 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
  • YMD Format: 1979-12-24. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19791224" are easier to sort.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 314841600.

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 24th of December:

  • Christmas Eve

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 24th of December, 1979:

  • United States: Escape - Rupert Holmes
  • United Kingdom: Another Brick In The Wall - Pink Floyd

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on the 24th of December, 1979.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 24th of December, 1979 was probably conceived around the 16th of March, 1979. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 24th of December, 1979 is the 2nd of October, 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 24th of December:

  • 24th of December, 1980: Britain's Roswell: Multiple witnesses report seeing strange lights near the RAF Woodbridge station in Suffolk, England.
  • 24th of December, 2000: A gang of escaped prisoners hold up a sports store in Irving, Texas. Police officer Aubrey Hawkins is murdered after responding to the scene
  • 24th of December, 1981: Mad Max 2 (1981) is released.

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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 24th of December:

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 24th of December, 1979.

  • 13,846 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,196,294,400 seconds have passed since the 24th of December, 1979.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,395,676,800 times.
  • Since the 24th of December, 1979, earth has travelled approximately 617,287,910,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 199,382,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 102,881,318 steps. That's about 45,725 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,355,533 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Translations

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

  • German: Montag.
  • French: Lundi.
  • Italian: Lunedi.
  • Spanish: Lunes.
  • Portuguese: Segunda-feira.

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