March 3rd, 1979, was a Saturday. It was day 62 of 1979. The decade was the Seventies.
44 years and 20 days have passed since March 3rd, 1979.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on March 3rd, 1979.
These were the top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The movie "Superman" was at the top of the Box Office on March 3rd, 1979.
Let's take a stroll down memory lane!
The date is March 3rd, 1979, and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.
Spring has started to creep in and the days are beginning to get longer. In America, the song Da Ya Think I'm Sexy by Rod Stewart is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Tragedy by The Bee Gees 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 "Hawaii Five-O", "What's Happening!!", "Eight Is Enough" and "Taxi".
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", "All in the Family", "Happy Days" and "Battle of the Planets". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Micronauts, Stretch Armstrong, Shogun Warriors and Simon (memory game).
These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on March 3rd, 1979.
Between February 17th, 1979 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 Vietnam's occupation of neighboring Cambodia.
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 best NBA players in 1979 were Moses Malone, Marques Johnson, Elvin Hayes, George Gervin and Paul Westphal.
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.
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.
In the late 1970s and 1980s, portable cassette players such as the "Sony Walkman" were becoming more and more common.
"Kramer vs. Kramer" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1979.
The leader of the Iranian Revolution, Ruhollah Khomeini, was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1979.
"What a Fool Believes" by The Doobie Brothers won a Grammy for 1979's Song of the Year.
The popularity of roller skates exploded during the later half of the 1970s.
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.
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.
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Television shows that people were watching in March, 1979.
The Dukes of Hazzard
American television series.
WKRP in Cincinnati
Sitcom about staff members who work at a radio station in Cincinnati.
American sitcom starring Andy Kaufman and Danny DeVito.
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.
TV show about two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers called Jon Baker and Frank "Ponch" Poncherello.
Comedy series / satire about soap operas. Starring Billy Crystal as Jodie Dallas.
Eight Is Enough
Television series about the "Bradford brood" and their father.
Sitcom about two girls and their male room mate.
TV show about a Los Angeles County medical examiner called Dr. Quincy.
TV show about three female police academy-trained private detectives.
Comedy TV show about three young men called Raj, Dwayne and Rerun.
Laverne & Shirley
Series about two roommates called Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney.
TV show about a superhero called Diana Prince.
British sitcom about a hotel owner called Basil Fawlty.
Welcome Back, Kotter
Gabe Kotter returns to his old school as a teacher, where he's put in charge of "the Sweathogs".
Starsky & Hutch
Detectives David Starsky and Kenneth 'Hutch' Hutchinson protect the streets of Bay City.
Sitcom about a police station in New York City. Starring Hal Linden as Captain Bernard "Barney" Miller.
TV show about an African- American couple that have moved into an upscale high-rise building.
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
TV show that was set in the 1870s.
American sitcom about a family living in a poor, black neighborhood in inner-city Chicago.
TV show that is set in the 1950s / 1960s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Television series about a Private Detective and his widowed daughter-in-law.
Last of the Summer Wine
British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.
TV series about an American military medical unit during the Korean War.
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.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1979.
Mork & Mindy
Battle of the Planets
The All New Popeye Hour
The New Fantastic Four
Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels
The All-New Super Friends Hour
The Muppet Show
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
All in the Family
The Pink Panther Show
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
The Bugs Bunny Show
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1979.
Cabbage Patch Kids
Speak & Spell
Simon (memory game)
Hungry Hungry Hippos
Water Ring Toss
The Atari 2600
Star Wars action figures
Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game)
Dungeons & Dragons
Big Jim (action figure)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
The Easy-Bake Oven
Etch A Sketch
Popular video games that people were playing in March of 1979.
Shooter arcade game.
Arcade game published by Atari.
Wild West themed arcade shooter game.
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 March 3rd, 1985, instead.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on March 3rd.
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Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on March 3rd, 1979.
James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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