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April 18, 1979

April 18, 1979, was a Wednesday. It was 44 years, 11 months, and 27 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

Birthdays

Born on April 18, 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 18, 1979:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on April 18, 1979

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • 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 songs 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.

Facts

This date was 16,434 days ago. Approximately 548 months have passed. It was the 108th day of 1979, in week 16. The decade was the seventies. People born on this day are currently 44 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. We have gone through approximately 183 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to April 18, 1979

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Wednesday, April 18, 1979. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Aries. It is "Hump Day", so many are beginning to think about the weekend ahead.

The summer of 1979 is drawing closer, and temperatures have started to rise. In America, the song "Knock On Wood" by Amii Stewart is at the top of the singles charts, while "Bright Eyes" by Art Garfunkel is the number-one song in the UK. Jimmy Carter is the President of the United States, and the movie The Deer Hunter is at the top of the box office.

James Callaghan is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. 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 still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Happy Days", "Fawlty Towers", "What's Happening!!", and "Chips". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Gun Fight", "Breakout", and "Space Invaders".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", "The Muppet Show", "The All-New Super Friends Hour", and "Godzilla". Popular toys at the moment include Operation, Lite-Brite, VertiBird (toy helicopter), and Hungry Hungry Hippos.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on April 18, 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.
  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players

    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 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 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 second half of the 1970s.
  • Disco music.

    Disco music

    Disco music became mainstream during the latter half of the 1970s. Nightclub-goers often wore extravagant outfits. Furthermore, dances such as the "Hustle", the "Bump" and the "Penguin" also became popular.
  • Hitchhiking is declining.

    Hitchhiking is declining

    Although hitchhiking is still pretty common, it is beginning to decline due to people's falling trust in strangers, lower air travel prices, an increase in highways, and more affordable cars.
  • Wallpaper.

    Wallpaper

    Wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes throughout the 1970s and 1980s. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.
  • Office workers are using typewriters.

    Office workers are using typewriters

    Although personal computers began to emerge during the 1970s, typewriters were still the norm for most office workers.

Personality traits

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

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to April 18, 1979.

  • March 19, 1979: English actor Richard Beckinsale dies of a heart attack.
  • April 1, 1979: Iran becomes an Islamic Republic.
  • April 7, 1979: Former Iran Prime Minister Amir-Abbas Hoveyda is executed.
  • April 8, 1979: The last episode of "All in the Family" is aired.
  • April 11, 1979: Ugandan dictator Idi Amin is forced to flee the country by helicopter.
  • April 12, 1979: The movie Mad Max (1979), starring Mel Gibson, is released in cinemas.
  • This date: April 18, 1979
  • April 28, 1979: 12-year-old Christina White goes missing in Asotin, Washington.
  • May 4, 1979: Margaret Thatcher becomes the United Kingdom's first female prime minister.
  • May 8, 1979: 10 people die after a fire breaks out at a Woolworth's store in Manchester, England.
  • May 12, 1979: Arsenal win the FA Cup final after beating Manchester United 3-2. Alan Sunderland scores a late 88th minute winner.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 18, 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 18, 1979 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

TV series on April 18, 1979

People in April 1979 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from April 1979.

The Dukes of Hazzard
The Dukes of Hazzard
WKRP in Cincinnati
WKRP in Cincinnati
Taxi
Taxi
Dallas
Dallas
The Incredible Hulk
The Incredible Hulk
The Love Boat
The Love Boat
Chips
Chips
Soap
Soap
Eight Is Enough
Eight Is Enough
Three's Company
Three's Company
Quincy, M.E.
Quincy, M.E.
Charlie's Angels
Charlie's Angels

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 18, 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
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1979

Toys and games that were popular 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
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in April 1979.

Space Invaders 1978
Space Invaders
Breakout 1976
Breakout
Gun Fight 1975
Gun Fight

Were you born on April 18, 1979?

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 April 18, 1985, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

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

Michael D. Higgins

Michael D. Higgins

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

James Woods

James Woods

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

Rick Moranis

Rick Moranis

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

Conan O'Brien

Conan O'Brien

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

David Tennant

David Tennant

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

Melissa Joan Hart

Melissa Joan Hart

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

Kayleigh McEnany

Kayleigh McEnany

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

PinkPantheress

PinkPantheress

Singer
Born on April 18, 2001
She was born exactly 22 years after this date.

USA

US President

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

UK

UK Prime Minister

James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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

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Stats for April 18, 1979

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about April 18, 1979:

  • 16,434 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,347 weeks have passed.
  • 1,419,897,600 seconds have passed since April 18, 1979.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,656,547,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 732,667,161,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 236,649,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 122,111,194 steps. That's roughly 54,272 miles.
  • 17,038,771 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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