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April 18th, 1979.

April 18th, 1979, was a Wednesday. It was day 108 of 1979. The decade was the Seventies.

43 years, 2 months and 16 days have passed since April 18th, 1979.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

Birthdays

Born on April 18th, 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 April 18th, 1979.

  • United States: Knock On Wood - Amii Stewart
  • United Kingdom: Bright Eyes - Art Garfunkel

The Billboard Hot 100 on April 18th, 1979.

A list of songs that were dominating the music charts on this date.

  • What A Fool Believes - The Doobie Brothers
  • I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
  • Knock On Wood - Amii Stewart
  • Sultans Of Swing - Dire Straits
  • Music Box Dancer - Frank Mills
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 Deer Hunter

Top movie.

The movie "The Deer Hunter" was at the top of the Box Office on this day.

Take me back to April 18th, 1979!

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is April 18th, 1979, and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. The summer of 1979 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise.

In America, the song Knock On Wood by Amii Stewart is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel is the number one hit song. Jimmy Carter is currently the President of the United States, and the movie The Deer Hunter 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 "The Waltons", "Last of the Summer Wine", "Good Times" and "The Love Boat". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Gun Fight", "Breakout" and "Space Invaders".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Pink Panther Show", "Schoolhouse Rock!", "Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels" and "The New Fantastic Four". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Troll doll, Etch A Sketch, Operation and Micronauts.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on April 18th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Walkman.

    The Walkman.

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

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 43 years, 2 months and 16 days have passed since April 18th, 1979.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 16 of 1979.
  • Leap Year: 1979 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on April 18th, 1979 will be 43 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1979 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 293238000.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that happened close to April 18th, 1979.

  • March 19th, 1979: English actor Richard Beckinsale dies of a heart attack.
  • April 1st, 1979: Iran becomes an Islamic Republic.
  • 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.
  • This date: April 18th, 1979
  • 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.
  • May 12th, 1979: Arsenal win the FA Cup final after beating Manchester United 3-2. Alan Sunderland scores a late 88th minute winner.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 18th, 1979, will have the star sign Aries.
  • 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 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 18th, 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.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on April 18th, 1979.

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Photos of 1970s fashion.

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in April, 1979.

TV shows from April, 1979.

The Dukes of Hazzard
The Dukes of Hazzard
American television series.

WKRP in Cincinnati
WKRP in Cincinnati
Sitcom about staff members who work at a radio station in Cincinnati.

Taxi
Taxi
American sitcom starring Andy Kaufman and Danny DeVito.

Dallas
Dallas
Soap opera.

The Incredible Hulk
The Incredible Hulk
Starring Lou Ferrigno.

The Love Boat
The Love Boat
Television series that was set on a cruise ship. Starring Gavin MacLeod as Captain Merrill Stubing.

Chips
Chips
TV show about two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers called Jon Baker and Frank "Ponch" Poncherello.

Soap
Soap
Comedy series / satire about soap operas. Starring Billy Crystal as Jodie Dallas.

Eight Is Enough
Eight Is Enough
Television series about the "Bradford brood" and their father.

Three's Company
Three's Company
Sitcom about two girls and their male room mate.

Quincy, M.E.
Quincy, M.E.
TV show about a Los Angeles County medical examiner called Dr. Quincy.

Charlie's Angels
Charlie's Angels
TV show about three female police academy-trained private detectives.

What's Happening!!
What's Happening!!
Comedy TV show about three young men called Raj, Dwayne and Rerun.

Laverne & Shirley
Laverne & Shirley
Series about two roommates called Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney.

Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman
TV show about a superhero called Diana Prince.

Fawlty Towers
Fawlty Towers
British sitcom about a hotel owner called Basil Fawlty.

Welcome Back, Kotter
Welcome Back, Kotter
Gabe Kotter returns to his old school as a teacher, where he's put in charge of "the Sweathogs".

Starsky & Hutch
Starsky & Hutch
Detectives David Starsky and Kenneth 'Hutch' Hutchinson protect the streets of Bay City.

Barney Miller
Barney Miller
Sitcom about a police station in New York City. Starring Hal Linden as Captain Bernard "Barney" Miller.

The Jeffersons
The Jeffersons
TV show about an African- American couple that have moved into an upscale high-rise building.

The Rockford Files
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
Little House on the Prairie
TV show that was set in the 1870s.

Good Times
Good Times
American sitcom about a family living in a poor, black neighborhood in inner-city Chicago.

Happy Days
Happy Days
TV show that is set in the 1950s / 1960s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Barnaby Jones
Barnaby Jones
Television series about a Private Detective and his widowed daughter-in-law.

Last of the Summer Wine
Last of the Summer Wine
British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.

M*A*S*H
M*A*S*H
TV series about an American military medical unit during the Korean War.

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

Kids' TV shows on April 18th, 1979.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1979.

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

Schoolhouse Rock!
Schoolhouse Rock!

Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids

Sesame Street
Sesame Street

The Pink Panther Show
The Pink Panther Show

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show

Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1979.

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

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

Dungeons & Dragons
Dungeons & Dragons

Connect Four
Connect Four

Magna Doodle
Magna Doodle

Big Jim (action figure)
Big Jim (action figure)

VertiBird (toy helicopter)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)

Battleship (game)
Battleship (game)

Lite-Brite
Lite-Brite

Twister mat
Twister mat

Operation
Operation

The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven

Etch A Sketch
Etch A Sketch

Troll doll
Troll doll

Video games

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing in April of 1979.

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 you should check out April 18th, 1985 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on April 18th.

Michael D. Higgins

Irish President.
Born on April 18th, 1941
He turned 38 on this day in 1979.

James Woods

Actor.
Born on April 18th, 1947
He turned 32 on this day in 1979.

Rick Moranis

Actor.
Born on April 18th, 1953
He turned 26 on this day in 1979.

Conan O'Brien

American talk show host.
Born on April 18th, 1963
He turned 16 on this day in 1979.

David Tennant

Scottish actor.
Born on April 18th, 1971
He turned 8 on this day in 1979.

Melissa Joan Hart

American actress.
Born on April 18th, 1976
She turned 3 on this day in 1979.

Kayleigh McEnany

White House press secretary.
Born on April 18th, 1988
She was born exactly 9 years after this date.

USA

US President.

Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on April 18th, 1979.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 18th, 1979.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on April 18th, 1979 was most likely conceived around July 26th, 1978.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 18th, 1979 is close to January 9th, 1980.

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Stats for April 18th, 1979

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about April 18th, 1979.

  • A total of 15,783 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,254 weeks have passed.
  • 1,363,651,200 seconds have passed since the April 18th, 1979.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,590,926,400 times.
  • Since April 18th, 1979, the Earth has travelled approximately 703,644,019,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 227,275,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 117,274,003 steps. That's about 52,122 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,363,814 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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