The 16th of January, 1979, fell on a Tuesday. Day 16 of 1979. Decade: 1970s.
41 years, 0 months and 12 days have passed since the 16th of January, 1979.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 16th of January, 1979:
Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi flees Iran with his family.
Born On This Date
People who were born on this exact date:
Born on this exact date: Aaliyah: Singer.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 16th of January, 1979:
United States: Le Freak - Chic
United Kingdom: YMCA - Village People
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 16th of January, 1979.
Between January, 1978 and February, 1979, a revolutionary movement formed in Iran. This eventually led to the overthrow of the monarchy and the establishment of an Islamic Republic led by Ayatollah Khomeini.
The Doobie Brothers - "What a Fool Believes"
"What a Fool Believes" by The Doobie Brothers would go on to win a Grammy for 1979's Song of the Year.
The leader of the Iranian Revolution, Ruhollah Khomeini, was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1979.
Kramer vs. Kramer
"Kramer vs. Kramer" won the Academy Award for Best Picture 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.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 16th of January:
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
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.
Quincy, M.E. - TV show about a Los Angeles County medical examiner called Dr. Quincy.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 16th of January, 1979.
14,987 days have passed since this date.
1,294,876,800 seconds have passed since the 16th of January, 1979.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,510,689,600 times.
Since the 16th of January, 1979, earth has travelled approximately 668,156,428,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 215,812,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 111,359,405 steps. That's about 49,493 miles!
Since this date, 15,538,522 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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