April 8th, 1979, fell on a Sunday. It was day 98 of 1979. The decade was the 1970s.
41 years, 5 months and 13 days have passed since April 8th, 1979.
On This Date
Events that occurred on April 8th, 1979:
The last episode of "All in the Family" is aired.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 8th, 1979:
United States: I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
United Kingdom: I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Take Me Back!
The date is April 8th, 1979 and it's a Sunday. People are enjoying their 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. 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 "Little House on the Prairie", "Starsky & Hutch", "The Incredible Hulk" and "Dallas". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Gun Fight", "Breakout" and "Space Invaders". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "The Pink Panther Show", "All in the Family" and "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids".
Popular toys include the likes of "Battleship (game)", "Big Jim (action figure)", "Lego Technic" and "Shogun Warriors".
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 April 8th, 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.
Basic facts and information about this date:
This date fell on a weekend.
41 years, 5 months and 13 days have passed since April 8th, 1979.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 14 of 1979.
Leap Year: 1979 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on April 8th, 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 292374000.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around April 8th, 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.
April 7th, 1979: Former Iran Prime Minister Amir-Abbas Hoveyda is executed.
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.
May 8th, 1979: 10 people die after a fire breaks out at a Woolworth's store in Manchester, England.
Horoscopes & Birthstone Information
Zodiac & Birthstone information:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 8th, 1979, will have the star sign Aries.
However, if you are going by the new star sign system (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).
Native American Zodiac: April 8th, 1979 falls under the Falcon.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
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 8th of April:
Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on April 8th, 1979.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on April 8th, 1979 was probably conceived around the 29th of June, 1978. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 8th, 1979 is the 16th of January, 1980. (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 April 8th, 1979.
15,142 days have passed since this date.
1,308,268,800 seconds have passed since the April 8th, 1979.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,526,313,600 times.
Since April 8th, 1979, earth has travelled approximately 675,066,700,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 218,044,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 112,511,117 steps. That's about 50,005 miles!
Since this date, 15,699,226 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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