The 24th of December, 1979, fell on a Monday. Day 358 of 1979. Decade: 1970s.
40 years, 0 months and 24 days have passed since the 24th of December, 1979.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 24th of December, 1979:
The Soviet war in Afghanistan begins.
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
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 24th of December, 1979.
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.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 24th of December:
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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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 24th of December, 1979.
14,634 days have passed since this date.
1,264,377,600 seconds have passed since the 24th of December, 1979.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,475,107,200 times.
Since the 24th of December, 1979, earth has travelled approximately 652,418,841,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 210,729,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 108,736,474 steps. That's about 48,327 miles!
Since this date, 15,172,531 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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