21st of February, 1979

The 21st of February, 1979, fell on a Wednesday. Day 52 of 1979. Decade: 1970s.

40 years, 11 months and 26 days have passed since the 21st of February, 1979.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Jennifer Love Hewitt: Actress.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 21st of February, 1979:

  • United States: Da Ya Think I'm Sexy - Rod Stewart
  • 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 21st of February, 1979.

  • 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.

  • Sino-Vietnamese War.

    Between the 17th of February, 1979 and the 16th of March, 1979, a border war was being fought between China and Vietnam. The war started after China entered northern Vietnam in response to Vietnam's occupation of Cambodia.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 40 years, 11 months and 26 days have passed since the 21st of February, 1979.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 08 of 1979.
  • Leap Year: 1979 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 21st of February, 1979, will be 40 years of age.
  • People born in 1979 belong to the "Generation X" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 288403200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 21st of February, 1979:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 21st of February, 1979, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1979 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 21st of February, 1979 falls under the Wolf.
  • 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:

  • Simon (memory game)
  • Hungry Hungry Hippos
  • Atari 2600
  • Stretch Armstrong
  • Connect Four
  • Magna Doodle
  • Battleship (game)

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 21st of February:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on the 21st of February, 1979.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 21st of February, 1979 was probably conceived around the 14th of May, 1978. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 21st of February, 1979 is the 1st of December, 1979. (Rough Estimate).

21st of February

Events that have occurred on the 21st of February:


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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 21st of February, 1979.

  • 14,973 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,293,667,200 seconds have passed since the 21st of February, 1979.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,509,278,400 times.
  • Since the 21st of February, 1979, earth has travelled approximately 667,532,275,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 215,611,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 111,255,379 steps. That's about 49,447 miles!
  • Since this date, 15,524,006 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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