July 6th, 1979

July 6th, 1979, fell on a Friday. It was day 187 of 1979. The decade was the 1970s.

41 years, 9 months and 15 days have passed since July 6th, 1979.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Kevin Hart: Actor / Comedian.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 6th, 1979:

  • United States: Ring My Bell - Anita Ward
  • United Kingdom: Are Friends Electric - Tubeway Army

Take Me Back!

The date is July 6th, 1979 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

The 4th of July celebrations in America have come and passed. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song Ring My Bell by Anita Ward is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Are Friends Electric by Tubeway Army is the number one hit song. Jimmy Carter is currently the President of the United States and Margaret Thatcher 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 "Last of the Summer Wine", "Charlie's Angels", "The Love Boat" and "Dallas". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Gun Fight", "Breakout" and "Space Invaders".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "The Pink Panther Show" and "Happy Days". Popular toys include the likes of "Etch A Sketch", "Dungeons & Dragons", "Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game)" and "Water Ring Toss".


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 July 6th, 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.

  • Ted Bundy's murder trial.

    The trial of American serial killer Ted Bundy was taking place in Miami, Florida at this time.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 41 years, 9 months and 15 days have passed since July 6th, 1979.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 27 of 1979.
  • Leap Year: 1979 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 6th, 1979, will be 41 years of age.
  • People born in 1979 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 300063600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around July 6th, 1979:

  • June 11th, 1979: Actor John Wayne passes away from stomach cancer.
  • June 15th, 1979: The film Rocky II (1979) is released.
  • June 20th, 1979: ABC TV news correspondent Bill Stewart and his interpreter Juan Espinosa are killed by a Nicaraguan National Guard soldier.
  • June 22nd, 1979: UK politics: Former Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe is found not guilty of attempting kill male model Norman Scott.
  • June 26th, 1979: The James Bond film Moonraker (1979) is released in cinemas.
  • July 1st, 1979: The Walkman cassette player is released.
  • This date: July 6th, 1979
  • July 10th, 1979: Chuck Berry is sentenced to four months in prison for tax evasion.
  • July 12th, 1979: 72 peope die after a fire breaks out at a hotel in Zaragoza, Spain.
  • July 16th, 1979: Saddam Hussein becomes the president of Iraq.
  • July 24th, 1979: Ted Bundy is found guilty of murder and sentenced to death.
  • July 27th, 1979: The Amityville Horror (1979) is released in movie theaters.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 6th, 1979, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1979 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: July 6th, 1979 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would 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.

  • 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
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Hungry Hungry Hippos
  • 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
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Video 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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 6th of July:


US President

Who was the US President on July 6th, 1979?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 6th, 1979?

  • Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on July 6th, 1979 was probably conceived around the 26th of September, 1978. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 6th, 1979 is the 14th of April, 1980. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about July 6th, 1979.

  • 15,265 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,318,896,000 seconds have passed since the July 6th, 1979.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,538,712,000 times.
  • Since July 6th, 1979, earth has travelled approximately 680,550,336,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 219,816,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 113,425,056 steps. That's about 50,411 miles!
  • Since this date, 15,826,752 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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