5th of May, 1979

The 5th of May, 1979, fell on a Saturday. Day 125 of 1979. Decade: 1970s.

40 years, 9 months and 13 days have passed since the 5th of May, 1979.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 5th of May, 1979:

  • United States: Reunited - Peaches & Herb
  • United Kingdom: Bright Eyes - Art Garfunkel

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 the 5th of May, 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 40 years, 9 months and 13 days have passed since the 5th of May, 1979.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 18 of 1979.
  • Leap Year: 1979 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 5th of May, 1979, will be 40 years of age.
  • People born in 1979 belong to the "Generation X" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 294706800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 5th of May, 1979:

  • 7th of April, 1979: Former Iran Prime Minister Amir-Abbas Hoveyda is executed.
  • 8th of April, 1979: The last episode of "All in the Family" is aired.
  • 11th of April, 1979: Ugandan dictator Idi Amin is forced to flee the country by helicopter.
  • 12th of April, 1979: The movie Mad Max (1979), starring Mel Gibson, is released in cinemas.
  • 4th of May, 1979: Margaret Thatcher becomes the United Kingdom's first female prime minister.
  • 8th of May, 1979: 10 people die after a fire breaks out at a Woolworth's store in Manchester, England.
  • 12th of May, 1979: Arsenal win the FA Cup final after beating Manchester United 3-2. Alan Sunderland scores a late 88th minute winner.
  • 25th of May, 1979: Ridley Scott's film Alien (1979) is released in cinemas.
  • 25th of May, 1979: 273 people are killed when American Airlines Flight 191 crashes in Chicago.
  • 25th of May, 1979: "Boy on the Milk Carton": Six-year-old Etan Patz is kidnapped in Manhattan, New York City.
  • 30th of May, 1979: Football: Nottingham Forest win the European Cup after defeating Malmo FF 1-0.
  • 31st of May, 1979: The Muppet Movie (1979) is released.
  • 1st of June, 1979: The Seattle SuperSonics win the 1979 NBA Finals after they defeat the Washington Bullets 4-1.
  • 2nd of June, 1979: American actor Jim Hutton dies of liver cancer.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 5th of May, 1979, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1979 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 5th of May, 1979 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Television

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.

"The Muppet Show" - "Sesame Street"


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 5th of May:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 5th of May:

  • Liberation Day (Denmark)
  • Children's Day (Japan)

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on the 5th of May, 1979.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 5th of May, 1979 was probably conceived around the 26th of July, 1978. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 5th of May, 1979 is the 12th of February, 1980. (Rough Estimate).

5th of May

Events that have occurred on the 5th of May:

  • 5th of May, 1821: Napoleon Bonaparte dies.
  • 5th of May, 1972: 115 people die when Alitalia Flight 112 crashes near Palermo in Italy.
  • 5th of May, 1981: Provisional IRA member Bobby Sands dies while on hunger strike in prison.
  • 5th of May, 2000: The computer virus ILOVEYOU attacks computers worldwide.
  • 5th of May, 2000: The last episode of the TV show "Boy Meets World" is broadcasted.
  • 5th of May, 2000: Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton are married in Las Vegas after dating for two months.
  • 5th of May, 2000: The movie Gladiator (2000) is released.
  • 5th of May, 2002: The World Wrestling Federation, Inc. (WWF) changes its name to World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE)
  • 5th of May, 2002: Arsenal win the FA Cup final after beating Chelsea 2-0.
  • 5th of May, 1962: FA Cup Final 1962: Tottenham Hotspur defeat Burnley 3-1.
  • 5th of May, 1965: FA Cup Final 1965: Liverpool defeat Leeds United 2-1 after Extra Time.
  • 5th of May, 1973: FA Cup Final 1973: Sunderland defeat Leeds United after a goal from Ian Porterfield helps them secure a 1-0 victory.
  • 5th of May, 1988: English actor George Rose is murdered in the Dominican Republic.
  • 5th of May, 2005: Arsenal win the FA Cup final after beating Manchester United on penalties.
  • 5th of May, 2006: Mission: Impossible III (2006) is released.
  • 5th of May, 2007: 114 people die when Kenya Airways Flight 507 crashes after taking off from Douala International Airport in Cameroon.
  • 5th of May, 2012: Chelsea win the FA Cup after defeating Liverpool 2-1.
  • 5th of May, 2014: Football: Crystal Palace dash Liverpool's title chances after scoring three goals in nine minutes.
  • 5th of May, 2018: Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson suffers a brain haemorrhage.

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 5th of May, 1979.

  • 14,899 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,287,277,200 seconds have passed since the 5th of May, 1979.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,501,823,400 times.
  • Since the 5th of May, 1979, earth has travelled approximately 664,235,035,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 214,546,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 110,705,839 steps. That's about 49,203 miles!
  • Since this date, 15,447,326 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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