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February 21, 1979

February 21, 1979, was a Wednesday. It was 45 years, 4 months, and 22 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

Birthdays

Born on February 21, 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 21, 1979:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on February 21, 1979

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? - Rod Stewart
  • Y.M.C.A. - Village People
  • A Little More Love - Olivia Newton-John
  • Fire - The Pointer Sisters
  • I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Play the top singles from 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.
The Warriors

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "The Warriors".

Facts

This date occurred 16,582 days ago. Approximately 553 months have passed. It was the 52nd day of 1979, in week 08. The decade was the seventies. People who were born on February 21, 1979, are now 45 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. 184 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to February 21, 1979

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is February 21, 1979, and it's a Wednesday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Pisces. It is "Hump Day", so many are beginning to think about the weekend ahead.

In America, the song "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy" by Rod Stewart is at the top of the singles charts, while "Heart Of Glass" by Blondie is the number-one song in the UK. Jimmy Carter is the President of the United States, and the movie The Warriors is at the top of the box office. James Callaghan is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

On television, people are watching popular shows such as "M*A*S*H", "Dallas", "Taxi", and "WKRP in Cincinnati". 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 still be alive. People are playing video games such as "Gun Fight", "Breakout", and "Space Invaders". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", "Schoolhouse Rock!", "Godzilla", and "The All New Popeye Hour".

Children are playing with toys such as Troll doll, Etch A Sketch, Battleship (game), and Magna Doodle.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on February 21, 1979.

  • Sino-Vietnamese War.

    Sino-Vietnamese War

    Between February 17th and March 16th, 1979, a border war was being fought between China and Vietnam. The war started after Chinese forces entered northern Vietnam in response to their occupation of neighboring Cambodia.
  • 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.
  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players

    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 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 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.
  • Roller skates.

    Roller skates

    The popularity of roller skates exploded during the second half of the 1970s.
  • Disco music.

    Disco music

    Disco music became mainstream during the latter half of the 1970s. Nightclub-goers often wore extravagant outfits. Furthermore, dances such as the "Hustle", the "Bump" and the "Penguin" also became popular.
  • Hitchhiking is declining.

    Hitchhiking is declining

    Although hitchhiking is still pretty common, it is beginning to decline due to people's falling trust in strangers, lower air travel prices, an increase in highways, and more affordable cars.
  • Wallpaper.

    Wallpaper

    Wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes throughout the 1970s and 1980s. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.
  • Office workers are using typewriters.

    Office workers are using typewriters

    Although personal computers began to emerge during the 1970s, typewriters were still the norm for most office workers.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on February 21, 1979.

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around February 21, 1979.

  • January 29, 1979: US President Jimmy Carter commutes the prison sentence of Patty Hearst.
  • February 1, 1979:
    • Patty Hearst is released from prison.
    • Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returns to Iran after 15 years of exile.
  • February 2, 1979: Sex Pistols singer and guitarist Sid Vicious dies from a drug overdose at the age of 21.
  • February 9, 1979:
    • The Warriors (1979) is released in cinemas.
    • Soccer: Nottingham Forest break Britain's transfer record with the £1 million signing of Trevor Francis.
  • February 11, 1979: Ayatollah Khomeini seizes power in Iran.
  • February 13, 1979: A section of the Hood Canal Bridge in Washington sinks after a windstorm.
  • February 14, 1979: The American ambassador to Afghanistan, Adolph Dub, is shot dead after being kidnapped by militants.
  • February 17, 1979: China invades Vietnam.
  • This date: February 21, 1979
  • March 11, 1979: Actor Victor Kilian is beaten to death by burglars at his apartment in Hollywood, Los Angeles.
  • March 16, 1979: The Sino-Vietnamese War between China and Vietnam comes to an end.
  • March 18, 1979: 10 miners die in an explosion in Wigan, England.
  • March 19, 1979: English actor Richard Beckinsale dies of a heart attack.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 21, 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: February 21, 1979 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in February 1979

People in February 1979 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from February 1979.

The Dukes of Hazzard
The Dukes of Hazzard
WKRP in Cincinnati
WKRP in Cincinnati
Taxi
Taxi
Dallas
Dallas
The Incredible Hulk
The Incredible Hulk
The Love Boat
The Love Boat
Chips
Chips
Soap
Soap
Eight Is Enough
Eight Is Enough
Three's Company
Three's Company
Quincy, M.E.
Quincy, M.E.
Charlie's Angels
Charlie's Angels

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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in February 1979

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

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
Toys

Toys in 1979

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

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
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in February 1979.

Space Invaders 1978
Space Invaders
Breakout 1976
Breakout
Gun Fight 1975
Gun Fight

Were you born on February 21, 1979?

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 21, 1985, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on February 21.

Rue McClanahan

Rue McClanahan

Actress Deceased
Born on February 21, 1934
She turned 45 on this day in 1979.

Kelsey Grammer

Kelsey Grammer

Actor
Born on February 21, 1955
He turned 24 on this day in 1979.

James Dean Bradfield

James Dean Bradfield

Manic Street Preachers
Born on February 21, 1969
He turned 10 on this day in 1979.

Elliot Page

Elliot Page

Actor
Born on February 21, 1987
He was born exactly 8 years after this date.

Riyad Mahrez

Riyad Mahrez

Soccer player
Born on February 21, 1991
He was born exactly 12 years after this date.

Sophie Turner

Sophie Turner

Actress
Born on February 21, 1996
He was born exactly 17 years after this date.

USA

US President

Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on February 21, 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 21, 1979 was most likely conceived around May 31, 1978.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 21, 1979 is close to November 14, 1979.

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Stats for February 21, 1979

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about February 21, 1979:

  • 16,582 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,368 weeks have passed.
  • 1,432,681,200 seconds have passed since February 21, 1979.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,671,461,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 739,263,499,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 238,780,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 123,210,583 steps. That's roughly 54,760 miles.
  • 17,192,174 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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