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February 13th, 1979.

February 13th, 1979, was a Tuesday. It was day 44 of 1979. The decade was the Seventies.

43 years, 11 months and 21 days have passed since February 13th, 1979.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

On This Day

What happened?

What happened on February 13th, 1979?

  • A section of the Hood Canal Bridge in Washington sinks after a windstorm.
Birthdays

Born on February 13th, 1979.

People who were born on this exact date.

Song charts

Top songs.

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on February 13th, 1979.

  • United States: Da Ya Think I'm Sexy - Rod Stewart
  • United Kingdom: Heart Of Glass - Blondie

The Billboard Hot 100 on February 13th, 1979.

These were the top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? - Rod Stewart
  • Y.M.C.A. - Village People
  • Le Freak - Chic
  • A Little More Love - Olivia Newton-John
  • Fire - The Pointer Sisters
Play the top singles from the year 1979.
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1979. Take a trip back to the days of Donna Summer, ABBA, Bob Seger and the Bee Gees.
Superman

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Superman" was at the top of the Box Office on this day.

Take me back to February 13th, 1979!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is February 13th, 1979, and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. Valentine's Day is just around the corner.

In America, the song Da Ya Think I'm Sexy by Rod Stewart 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 the movie Superman is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, James Callaghan is the current Prime Minister. In fashion, clothes have become baggier and pants have become less flared. Sports clothing and the "disco look" are both popular at the moment. Women are wearing sundresses, strapless tops with t-shirts, shoulder pads, cardigans, knee-length skirts and daisy dukes. Meanwhile, men are wearing tracksuits, flare jeans, low-top sneakers and untucked collared shirts. 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.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as John Wayne, Alfred Hitchcock, Ian Curtis and Dorothy Stratten would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Two Ronnies", "Soul Train", "The Rockford Files" and "Dallas". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Gun Fight", "Breakout" and "Space Invaders".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Sesame Street", "Happy Days", "Bagpuss" and "Mork & Mindy". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Micronauts, Stretch Armstrong, the Atari 2600 and Hungry Hungry Hippos.

News

News topics, nostalgic fads, and pop culture events.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on February 13th, 1979.

  • 1979 in music.

    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.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1979?

    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.

  • 1979 in movies.

    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.

  • Who were the best football players 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.

  • The Walkman.

    The Walkman.

    In the late 1970s and 1980s, portable cassette players such as the "Sony Walkman" were becoming more and more common.

  • Kramer vs. Kramer.

    Kramer vs. Kramer.

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

  • Ruhollah Khomeini.

    Ruhollah Khomeini.

    The leader of the Iranian Revolution, Ruhollah Khomeini, was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1979.

  • The Doobie Brothers - "What a Fool Believes"

    The Doobie Brothers - "What a Fool Believes"

    "What a Fool Believes" by The Doobie Brothers won a Grammy for 1979's Song of the Year.

  • Iranian Revolution.

    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.

  • Roller skates.

    Roller skates.

    The popularity of roller skates exploded during the later half of the 1970s.

  • Disco music.

    Disco music.

    In the second half of the 1970s, disco music became mainstream. During this period, nightclub-goers often wore extravagant outfits. Furthermore, dances such as the "Hustle", the "Bump" and the "Penguin" also became popular.

  • People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 43 years, 11 months and 21 days have passed since February 13th, 1979.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 07 of 1979.
  • Leap Year: 1979 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on February 13th, 1979 will be 43 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1979 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 287712000.
Events

Around this time.

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around February 13th, 1979.

  • January 16th, 1979: Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi flees Iran with his family.
  • January 21st, 1979: Super Bowl XIII: The Pittsburgh Steelers defeat the Dallas Cowboys by 35-31 at the Miami Orange Bowl.
  • January 29th, 1979: U.S. President Jimmy Carter commutes the prison sentence of Patty Hearst.
  • February 1st, 1979: Patty Hearst is released from prison.
  • February 1st, 1979: Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returns to Iran after 15 years of exile.
  • February 2nd, 1979: Sex Pistols singer and guitarist Sid Vicious dies from a drug overdose at the age of 21.
  • February 9th, 1979: The Warriors (1979) is released in cinemas.
  • February 9th, 1979: Soccer: Nottingham Forest break Britain's transfer record with the £1 million signing of Trevor Francis.
  • February 11th, 1979: Ayatollah Khomeini seizes power in Iran.
  • This date: February 13th, 1979
  • February 14th, 1979: The American ambassador to Afghanistan, Adolph Dub, is shot dead after being kidnapped by militants.
  • February 17th, 1979: China invades Vietnam.
  • March 11th, 1979: Actor Victor Kilian is beaten to death by burglars at his apartment in Hollywood, Los Angeles.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

NEW! Check out our personality summary image for this birth date.

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 13th, 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: February 13th, 1979 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on February 13th, 1979.

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Photos of 1970s fashion.

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows in 1979.

Television shows that people were watching in February, 1979.

TV shows from February, 1979.

The Dukes of Hazzard
The Dukes of Hazzard
American television series.

WKRP in Cincinnati
WKRP in Cincinnati
Sitcom about staff members who work at a radio station in Cincinnati.

Taxi
Taxi
American sitcom starring Andy Kaufman and Danny DeVito.

Dallas
Dallas
Soap opera.

The Incredible Hulk
The Incredible Hulk
Starring Lou Ferrigno.

The Love Boat
The Love Boat
Television series that was set on a cruise ship. Starring Gavin MacLeod as Captain Merrill Stubing.

Chips
Chips
TV show about two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers called Jon Baker and Frank "Ponch" Poncherello.

Soap
Soap
Comedy series / satire about soap operas. Starring Billy Crystal as Jodie Dallas.

Eight Is Enough
Eight Is Enough
Television series about the "Bradford brood" and their father.

Three's Company
Three's Company
Sitcom about two girls and their male room mate.

Quincy, M.E.
Quincy, M.E.
TV show about a Los Angeles County medical examiner called Dr. Quincy.

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

What's Happening!!
What's Happening!!
Comedy TV show about three young men called Raj, Dwayne and Rerun.

Laverne & Shirley
Laverne & Shirley
Series about two roommates called Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney.

Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman
TV show about a superhero called Diana Prince.

Fawlty Towers
Fawlty Towers
British sitcom about a hotel owner called Basil Fawlty.

Welcome Back, Kotter
Welcome Back, Kotter
Gabe Kotter returns to his old school as a teacher, where he's put in charge of "the Sweathogs".

Starsky & Hutch
Starsky & Hutch
Detectives David Starsky and Kenneth 'Hutch' Hutchinson protect the streets of Bay City.

Barney Miller
Barney Miller
Sitcom about a police station in New York City. Starring Hal Linden as Captain Bernard "Barney" Miller.

The Jeffersons
The Jeffersons
TV show about an African- American couple that have moved into an upscale high-rise building.

The Rockford Files
The Rockford Files
TV show about a Private Detective that was previously jailed for a crime that he didn't commit.

Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie
TV show that was set in the 1870s.

Good Times
Good Times
American sitcom about a family living in a poor, black neighborhood in inner-city Chicago.

Happy Days
Happy Days
TV show that is set in the 1950s / 1960s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Barnaby Jones
Barnaby Jones
Television series about a Private Detective and his widowed daughter-in-law.

Last of the Summer Wine
Last of the Summer Wine
British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.

M*A*S*H
M*A*S*H
TV series about an American military medical unit during the Korean War.

Cars in 1979.

1979 saw the introduction of cars such as the Chevrolet Citation, the Volkswagen Jetta, the Honda Civic (second generation), the Datsun Bluebird (910), the Vauxhall Astra and the Dodge St. Regis.

Cars in 1979.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on February 13th, 1979.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1979.

Diff'rent Strokes
Diff'rent Strokes

Mork & Mindy
Mork & Mindy

Battle of the Planets
Battle of the Planets

The All New Popeye Hour
The All New Popeye Hour

Godzilla
Godzilla

The New Fantastic Four
The New Fantastic Four

Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels
Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels

The All-New Super Friends Hour
The All-New Super Friends Hour

The Muppet Show
The Muppet Show

Bagpuss
Bagpuss

Happy Days
Happy Days

Schoolhouse Rock!
Schoolhouse Rock!

Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids

All in the Family
All in the Family

Sesame Street
Sesame Street

The Pink Panther Show
The Pink Panther Show

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show

Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1979.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1979.

Cabbage Patch Kids
Cabbage Patch Kids

Speak & Spell
Speak & Spell

Simon (memory game)
Simon (memory game)

Shogun Warriors
Shogun Warriors

Hungry Hungry Hippos
Hungry Hungry Hippos

Water Ring Toss
Water Ring Toss

The Atari 2600
The Atari 2600

Star Wars action figures
Star Wars action figures

Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game)
Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game)

Lego Technic
Lego Technic

Stretch Armstrong
Stretch Armstrong

Micronauts
Micronauts

Dungeons & Dragons
Dungeons & Dragons

Connect Four
Connect Four

Magna Doodle
Magna Doodle

Big Jim (action figure)
Big Jim (action figure)

VertiBird (toy helicopter)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)

Battleship (game)
Battleship (game)

Lite-Brite
Lite-Brite

Twister mat
Twister mat

Operation
Operation

The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven

Etch A Sketch
Etch A Sketch

Troll doll
Troll doll

Video games

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing in February of 1979.

Space Invaders 1978
Space Invaders
Shooter arcade game.

Breakout 1976
Breakout
Arcade game published by Atari.

Gun Fight 1975
Gun Fight
Wild West themed arcade shooter game.

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1979.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out February 13th, 1985, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on February 13th.

Jerry Springer

TV host.
Born on February 13th, 1944
He turned 35 on this day in 1979.

Robbie Williams

Singer.
Born on February 13th, 1974
He turned 5 on this day in 1979.

Katie Hopkins

English media personality.
Born on February 13th, 1975
She turned 4 on this day in 1979.

El Rubius

YouTube personality.
Born on February 13th, 1990
He was born exactly 11 years after this date.

USA

US President.

Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on February 13th, 1979.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on February 13th, 1979 was most likely conceived around May 23rd, 1978.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 13th, 1979 is close to November 6th, 1979.

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Stats for February 13th, 1979

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about February 13th, 1979.

  • A total of 16,064 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,294 weeks have passed.
  • 1,387,929,600 seconds have passed since the February 13th, 1979.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,619,251,200 times.
  • Since February 13th, 1979, the Earth has travelled approximately 716,171,673,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 231,321,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 119,361,946 steps. That's about 53,050 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,655,155 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
  • How many years ago was 1979?

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