February 21st, 1979, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 52 of 1979. The decade was the 1970s.
41 years, 7 months and 4 days have passed since February 21st, 1979.
Born On This Date
People who were born on this exact date:
Born on this exact date: Jennifer Love Hewitt: Actress.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 21st, 1979:
United States: Da Ya Think I'm Sexy - Rod Stewart
United Kingdom: Heart Of Glass - Blondie
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The date is February 21st, 1979 and it's a Wednesday. 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. 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 "Columbo.", "The Rockford Files", "Starsky & Hutch" and "What's Happening!!".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Gun Fight", "Breakout" and "Space Invaders". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Pink Panther Show", "Happy Days", "Battle of the Planets" and "Mork & Mindy". Popular toys include the likes of "Battleship (game)", "VertiBird (toy helicopter)", "Big Jim (action figure)" and "Dungeons & Dragons".
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 21st, 1979.
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.
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.
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 and information about this date:
41 years, 7 months and 4 days have passed since February 21st, 1979.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 08 of 1979.
Leap Year: 1979 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on February 21st, 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 288403200.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around February 21st, 1979:
January 29th, 1979: U.S. President Jimmy Carter commutes the prison sentence of Patty Hearst.
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 21st, 1979, will have the star sign Pisces.
However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Aquarius.
Zodiac Element: Water.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1979 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
Native American Zodiac: February 21st, 1979 falls under the Wolf.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
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)
Water Ring Toss
Hungry Hungry Hippos
Kenner Star Wars action figures
Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game)
Dungeons & Dragons
Big Jim (action figure)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 21st of February:
Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on February 21st, 1979.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on February 21st, 1979 was probably conceived around the 14th of May, 1978. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 21st, 1979 is the 1st of December, 1979. (Rough Estimate).
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.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about February 21st, 1979.
15,193 days have passed since this date.
1,312,671,600 seconds have passed since the February 21st, 1979.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,531,450,200 times.
Since February 21st, 1979, earth has travelled approximately 677,338,545,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 218,778,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 112,889,758 steps. That's about 50,173 miles!
Since this date, 15,752,059 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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