March 19th, 1979

March 19th, 1979, fell on a Monday. Day 78 of 1979. Decade: 1970s.

41 years, 2 months and 19 days have passed since March 19th, 1979.


On This Date

Events that occurred on March 19th, 1979:

  • English actor Richard Beckinsale dies of a heart attack.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on March 19th, 1979:

  • United States: Tragedy - Bee Gees
  • United Kingdom: I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor

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 March 19th, 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 41 years, 2 months and 19 days have passed since March 19th, 1979.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 12 of 1979.
  • Leap Year: 1979 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on March 19th, 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 290646000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around March 19th, 1979:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 19th, 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: March 19th, 1979 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.

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:

  • Cabbage Patch Kids
  • Speak & Spell
  • Simon (memory game)
  • Shogun Warriors
  • Hungry Hungry Hippos
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Kenner Star Wars action figures
  • Atari 2600
  • Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game)
  • Lego Technic
  • Stretch Armstrong
  • Micronauts
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Connect Four
  • Magna Doodle
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • VertiBird (toy helicopter)
  • Battleship (game)
  • Lite-Brite
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 19th of March:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 19th of March:

  • St. Joseph's Day

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on March 19th, 1979.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on March 19th, 1979 was probably conceived around the 9th of June, 1978. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 19th, 1979 is the 27th of December, 1979. (Rough Estimate).

Computer Games

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.

19th of March

Events that have occurred on the 19th of March:

  • March 19th, 1966: Racial segregation in sports in the USA starts to become a thing of the past when The Texas Western Miners defeat an all-white Kentucky Wildcats team with five African-American starters.
  • March 19th, 1982: Heavy Metal guitarist Randy Rhoads dies in a plane crash in Florida.
  • March 19th, 1988: Corporals killings: Two British Army corporals are abducted and shot dead by Irish republicans.
  • March 19th, 2003: The Iraq War begins.
  • March 19th, 1958: 24 people are killed in a loft fire in Broadway, New York City.
  • March 19th, 1995: Boxing: Irish boxer Steve Collins defeats Chris Eubank to win the WBO super middleweight title.
  • March 19th, 1996: Publican Tom Nevin is shot dead at Jack White's pub in Wicklow, Ireland.
  • March 19th, 2004: Dawn of the Dead (2004) is released.
  • March 19th, 2005: The body of 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford is found in Homosassa, Florida.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about March 19th, 1979.

  • 15,056 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,300,838,400 seconds have passed since the March 19th, 1979.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,517,644,800 times.
  • Since March 19th, 1979, earth has travelled approximately 671,232,614,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 216,806,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 111,872,102 steps. That's about 49,721 miles!
  • Since this date, 15,610,061 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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