2nd of February, 1979

The 2nd of February, 1979, fell on a Friday. Day 33 of 1979. Decade: 1970s.

41 years, 2 months and 5 days have passed since the 2nd of February, 1979.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 2nd of February, 1979:

  • Sex Pistols singer and guitarist Sid Vicious dies.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 2nd of February, 1979:

  • United States: Le Freak - Chic
  • United Kingdom: Heart Of Glass - Blondie

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 2nd of February, 1979.

  • Iranian Revolution

    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.

  • Ruhollah Khomeini.

    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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 41 years, 2 months and 5 days have passed since the 2nd of February, 1979.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 05 of 1979.
  • Leap Year: 1979 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 2nd of February, 1979, will be 41 years of age.
  • People born in 1979 belong to the "Generation X" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 286761600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 2nd of February, 1979:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 2nd of February, 1979, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1979 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 2nd of February, 1979 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.

Television Shows

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Charlie's Angels - TV show about three female police academy-trained private detectives.

1979 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1979.

"Diff'rent Strokes" - "Mork & Mindy" - "Battle of the Planets" - "The Muppet Show" - "Happy Days" - "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" - "All in the Family" - "Sesame Street" - "The Pink Panther Show" - "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" - "The Bugs Bunny Show" - "Captain Kangaroo"


1979 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1979:

  • Cabbage Patch Kids
  • Speak & Spell
  • Simon (memory game)
  • Shogun Warriors
  • Hungry Hungry Hippos
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Kenner Star Wars action figures
  • Atari 2600
  • Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game)
  • Lego Technic
  • Stretch Armstrong
  • Micronauts
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Connect Four
  • Magna Doodle
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • VertiBird (toy helicopter)
  • Battleship (game)
  • Lite-Brite
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 2nd of February:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 2nd of February:

  • Groundhog Day

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on the 2nd of February, 1979.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 2nd of February, 1979 was probably conceived around the 25th of April, 1978. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 2nd of February, 1979 is the 12th of November, 1979. (Rough Estimate).

Computer Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Space Invaders - Shooter arcade game.
  • Breakout - Arcade game published by Atari.
  • Gun Fight - Wild West themed arcade shooter game.

2nd of February

Events that have occurred on the 2nd of February:

  • 2nd of February, 1972: The British Embassy in Dublin is burned to the ground.
  • 2nd of February, 2014: Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman dies after a drug overdose.
  • 2nd of February, 2014: Super Bowl XLVIII occurs at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey: The Seattle Seahawks defeat the Denver Broncos and Bruno Mars performs at the halftime show.
  • 2nd of February, 1943: World War II: The Battle of Stalingrad comes to an end.
  • 2nd of February, 1959: Dyatlov Pass incident: 9 Russian hikers die in the Ural Mountains under mysterious circumstances.
  • 2nd of February, 1971: Idi Amin declares himself as the President of Uganda.
  • 2nd of February, 1985: O.J. Simpson marries Nicole Brown.
  • 2nd of February, 2015: Rapper "The Jacka" is shot dead in Oakland, California.
  • 2nd of February, 2020: Super Bowl LIV takes place at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida: The Kansas City Chiefs defeat the San Francisco 49ers by 31-20. Shakira and Jennifer Lopez perform at the halftime show.

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 2nd of February, 1979.

  • 15,041 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,299,538,800 seconds have passed since the 2nd of February, 1979.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,516,128,600 times.
  • Since the 2nd of February, 1979, earth has travelled approximately 670,562,020,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 216,589,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 111,760,337 steps. That's about 49,671 miles!
  • Since this date, 15,594,466 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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