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April 19th, 1979.

April 19th, 1979, was a Thursday. It was day 109 of 1979. The decade was the 1970s.

42 years and 20 days have passed since April 19th, 1979.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

Born on April 19th, 1979.

People who were born on this exact date.

  • Kate Hudson: American actress.

Music charts.

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

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

Take me back to April 19th, 1979!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is April 19th, 1979 and it's a Thursday. 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 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Rockford Files", "Starsky & Hutch", "Laverne & Shirley" and "Charlie's Angels".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Gun Fight", "Breakout" and "Space Invaders". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "The Muppet Show" and "Mork & Mindy". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the Easy-Bake Oven, VertiBird (toy helicopter), Dungeons & Dragons and Shogun Warriors.

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 19th, 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.

  • Ruhollah Khomeini.

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 42 years and 20 days have passed since April 19th, 1979.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 16 of 1979.
  • Leap Year: 1979 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on April 19th, 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 293324400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around April 19th, 1979.

  • 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 19th, 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.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 19th, 1979, will have the star sign Aries.
  • Aries is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • 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 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 19th, 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.

  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on April 19th, 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
  • 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 - Shooter arcade game.
  • Breakout - Arcade game published by Atari.
  • Gun Fight - Wild West themed arcade shooter game.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 19th of April.

  • April 19th, 1978: James Franco (American actor) turned 1 on this day in 1979.
  • April 19th, 1987: Joe Hart (English soccer player) was born exactly 8 years after this date.
  • April 19th, 2002: Loren Gray (Internet personality) was born exactly 23 years after this date.

US President.

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

UK Prime Minister.

James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 19th, 1979.

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on April 19th, 1979 was most likely conceived around the 10th of July, 1978.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 19th, 1979 is close to the 27th of January, 1980.

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Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 15,361 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,194 weeks have passed.
  • 1,327,190,400 seconds have passed since the April 19th, 1979.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,548,388,800 times.
  • Since April 19th, 1979, the earth has travelled approximately 684,830,246,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 221,198,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 114,138,374 steps. That's about 50,728 miles!
  • Since this date, 15,926,285 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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