February 2nd, 1979

February 2nd, 1979, fell on a Friday. It was day 33 of 1979. The decade was the 1970s.

42 years, 1 months and 1 days have passed since February 2nd, 1979.


On This Date

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

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

Take Me Back!

The date is February 2nd, 1979 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

In America, the song Le Freak by Chic is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Heart Of Glass by Blondie is the number one hit song. Jimmy Carter is currently the President of the United States and James Callaghan is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Because it's 1979, the music charts are being dominated by the likes of Blondie, Gloria Gaynor, M, Donna Summer, Patrick Hernandez, The Knack and Rod Stewart. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Happy Days", "Little House on the Prairie", "Laverne & Shirley" and "Three's Company". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Gun Fight", "Breakout" and "Space Invaders".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "All in the Family", "Happy Days", "Mork & Mindy" and "Diff'rent Strokes". Popular toys include the likes of "Etch A Sketch", "Magna Doodle", "Water Ring Toss" and "Shogun Warriors".


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 February 2nd, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Kramer vs. Kramer

    "Kramer vs. Kramer" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1979.

  • Who were the best football players in 1979?

    In 1979, the best soccer players were Kevin Keegan, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Ruud Krol, Manfred Kaltz, Michel Platini, Paolo Rossi, Trevor Francis, Liam Brady, Zbigniew Boniek, Zdenek Nehoda, Kenny Dalglish and Allan Simonsen.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1979?

    The best NBA players in 1979 were Moses Malone, Marques Johnson, Elvin Hayes, George Gervin and Paul Westphal.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 42 years, 1 months and 1 days have passed since February 2nd, 1979.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 05 of 1979.
  • Leap Year: 1979 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on February 2nd, 1979, will be 42 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 February 2nd, 1979:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 2nd, 1979, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1979 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: February 2nd, 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.
  • Three's Company - Sitcom about two girls and their male room mate.
  • Eight Is Enough - Television series about the "Bradford brood" and their father.
  • 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
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Hungry Hungry Hippos
  • Atari 2600
  • Star Wars action figures
  • Lego Technic
  • Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game)
  • Micronauts
  • Stretch Armstrong
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Connect Four
  • Magna Doodle
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • VertiBird (toy helicopter)
  • Battleship (game)
  • Lite-Brite
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Video 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.

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 February 2nd, 1979?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on February 2nd, 1979?

  • James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

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

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 15,370 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,327,968,000 seconds have passed since the February 2nd, 1979.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,549,296,000 times.
  • Since February 2nd, 1979, earth has travelled approximately 685,231,488,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 221,328,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 114,205,248 steps. That's about 50,758 miles!
  • Since this date, 15,935,616 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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