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April 6th, 1979.

April 6th, 1979, was a Friday. It was day 96 of 1979. The decade was the 1970s.

42 years, 6 months and 16 days have passed since April 6th, 1979.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 6th, 1979.

  • United States: I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
  • United Kingdom: I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Play the top hits 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 China Syndrome

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "The China Syndrome" was at the top of the box office on April 6th, 1979.

Take me back to April 6th, 1979!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is April 6th, 1979 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

The summer of 1979 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise. The song I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor is on top of the singles charts in both the USA and the United Kingdom. Jimmy Carter is currently the President of the United States and the movie The China Syndrome 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 Steve McQueen would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "M*A*S*H", "Happy Days", "Little House on the Prairie" and "Chips". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Gun Fight", "Breakout" and "Space Invaders".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", "Happy Days" and "Diff'rent Strokes". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game), Lego Technic, Star Wars action figures and Simon (memory game).

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on April 6th, 1979.

  • The Walkman.

    The Walkman.

    In the late 1970s and 1980s, portable cassette players such as the "Sony Walkman" were becoming more and more common.

  • 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.

  • Who were the best football players in 1979?

    Who were the best football players in 1979?

    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.

  • Kramer vs. Kramer.

    Kramer vs. Kramer.

    "Kramer vs. Kramer" won the Academy Award for Best Picture 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.

  • 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.

  • Ruhollah Khomeini.

    Ruhollah Khomeini.

    The leader of the Iranian Revolution, Ruhollah Khomeini, was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1979.

  • 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.

  • Roller skates.

    Roller skates.

    The popularity of roller skates exploded during the later half of the 1970s.

  • Disco music.

    Disco music.

    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.

  • People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 42 years, 6 months and 16 days have passed since April 6th, 1979.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 14 of 1979.
  • Leap Year: 1979 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on April 6th, 1979, will be 42 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1979 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 292201200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around April 6th, 1979.

  • March 11th, 1979: Actor Victor Kilian is beaten to death by burglars at his apartment in Hollywood, Los Angeles.
  • March 16th, 1979: The Sino-Vietnamese War between China and Vietnam comes to an end.
  • March 18th, 1979: 10 miners die in an explosion in Wigan, England.
  • March 19th, 1979: English actor Richard Beckinsale dies of a heart attack.
  • April 1st, 1979: Iran becomes an Islamic Republic.
  • This date: April 6th, 1979
  • April 7th, 1979: Former Iran Prime Minister Amir-Abbas Hoveyda is executed.
  • April 8th, 1979: The last episode of "All in the Family" is aired.
  • April 11th, 1979: Ugandan dictator Idi Amin is forced to flee the country by helicopter.
  • April 12th, 1979: The movie Mad Max (1979), starring Mel Gibson, is released in cinemas.
  • April 28th, 1979: 12-year-old Christina White goes missing in Asotin, Washington.
  • May 4th, 1979: Margaret Thatcher becomes the United Kingdom's first female prime minister.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on this date.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 6th, 1979, will have the star sign Aries.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1979 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 6th, 1979 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

TV shows from April, 1979.

  • 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.
  • The Muppet Show - American TV show that included characters such as Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy.
  • What's Happening!! - Comedy TV show about three young men called Raj, Dwayne and Rerun.
  • Laverne & Shirley - Series about two roommates called Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney.
  • Wonder Woman - TV show about a superhero called Diana Prince.
  • Fawlty Towers - 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.
  • The Jeffersons - TV show about an African- American couple that have moved into an upscale high-rise building.

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.

Kid's TV shows on April 6th, 1979.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1979.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1979.

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

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • Space Invaders 1978

    Space Invaders
    Shooter arcade game.

  • Breakout 1976

    Breakout
    Arcade game published by Atari.

  • Gun Fight 1975

    Gun Fight
    Wild West themed arcade shooter game.

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out April 6th, 1985 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on April 6th.

Ian Paisley

Politician. Deceased
Born on April 6th, 1926
He turned 53 on this day in 1979.

Paul Rudd

Actor.
Born on April 6th, 1969
He turned 10 on this day in 1979.

Zach Braff

Actor.
Born on April 6th, 1975
He turned 4 on this day in 1979.

US President.

Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on April 6th, 1979.

UK Prime Minister.

James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 6th, 1979.

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on April 6th, 1979 was most likely conceived around the 27th of June, 1978.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 6th, 1979 is close to the 14th of January, 1980.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about April 6th, 1979.

  • A total of 15,540 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,220 weeks have passed.
  • 1,342,656,000 seconds have passed since the April 6th, 1979.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,566,432,000 times.
  • Since April 6th, 1979, the earth has travelled approximately 692,810,496,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 223,776,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 115,468,416 steps. That's about 51,319 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,111,872 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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