16th of May, 1979

The 16th of May, 1979, fell on a Wednesday. Day 136 of 1979. Decade: 1970s.

40 years, 10 months and 16 days have passed since the 16th of May, 1979.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 16th 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 16th of May, 1979.

  • 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.

  • Ruhollah Khomeini.

    The leader of the Iranian Revolution, Ruhollah Khomeini, was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1979.

  • Kramer vs. Kramer

    "Kramer vs. Kramer" won the Academy Award for Best Picture 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.

  • 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 40 years, 10 months and 16 days have passed since the 16th of May, 1979.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 of 1979.
  • Leap Year: 1979 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 16th 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 295657200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 16th of May, 1979:

  • 28th of April, 1979: 12-year-old Christina White goes missing in Asotin, Washington.
  • 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.
  • 11th of June, 1979: Actor John Wayne passes away from stomach cancer.
  • 15th of June, 1979: The film Rocky II (1979) is released.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 16th 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 16th of May, 1979 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Television Shows

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.
  • Eight Is Enough - Television series about the "Bradford brood" and their father.
  • Three's Company - Sitcom about two girls and their male room mate.
  • 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" - "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)
  • Shogun Warriors
  • Hungry Hungry Hippos
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Kenner Star Wars action figures
  • Atari 2600
  • Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game)
  • Lego Technic
  • Stretch Armstrong
  • Micronauts
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Connect Four
  • Magna Doodle
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • VertiBird (toy helicopter)
  • Battleship (game)
  • Lite-Brite
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 16th of May:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on the 16th of May, 1979.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 16th of May, 1979 was probably conceived around the 6th of August, 1978. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 16th of May, 1979 is the 23rd of February, 1980. (Rough Estimate).

Computer Games

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.

16th of May

Events that have occurred on the 16th of May:

  • 16th of May, 1984: Andy Kaufman dies of cancer.
  • 16th of May, 1992: Guns N' Roses headline at Slane.
  • 16th of May, 1980: The Los Angeles Lakers win the 1980 NBA Finals after they defeat the Philadelphia 76ers 4-2.
  • 16th of May, 1987: Coventry City win the FA Cup after defeating Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 after Extra Time.
  • 16th of May, 1990: Ice Cube releases his debut album "AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted".
  • 16th of May, 1998: FA Cup Final 1998: Goals from Marc Overmars and Nicolas Anelka help Arsenal secure a 2-0 victory over Newcastle United.
  • 16th of May, 2000: Pop star Britney Spears releases her album "Oops!... I Did It Again".
  • 16th of May, 2002: Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) is released.
  • 16th of May, 2005: The final episode of Everybody Loves Raymond is aired.
  • 16th of May, 2009: Manchester United clinch their third successive Premier League title after drawing 0-0 against Arsenal.
  • 16th of May, 2013: Candice Glover wins the 12th season of American Idol.
  • 16th of May, 2015: Football: Steven Gerrard plays his final game for Liverpool.
  • 16th of May, 2019: Wrestler Ashley Massaro commits suicide.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 16th of May, 1979.

  • 14,931 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,290,038,400 seconds have passed since the 16th of May, 1979.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,505,044,800 times.
  • Since the 16th of May, 1979, earth has travelled approximately 665,659,814,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 215,006,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 110,943,302 steps. That's about 49,308 miles!
  • Since this date, 15,480,461 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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