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July 10, 1979

July 10, 1979, was a Tuesday. It was 45 years and 3 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

On This Day

What happened?

What happened on July 10, 1979?

  • Chuck Berry is sentenced to four months in prison for tax evasion.
Song charts

Music charts

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on July 10, 1979:

  • United States: "Bad Girls" by Donna Summer
  • United Kingdom: "Are Friends Electric" by Tubeway Army

The Billboard Hot 100 on July 10, 1979

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Ring My Bell - Anita Ward
  • Bad Girls - Donna Summer
  • Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
  • Chuck E.'s In Love - Rickie Lee Jones
  • She Believes In Me - Kenny Rogers
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.
Moonraker

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Moonraker" was at the top of the box office on July 10, 1979.

Facts

This date was 16,440 days ago. Approximately 548 months have passed. It was the 191st day of 1979, in week 28. The decade was the seventies. People born on this day are currently 45 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 July 10, 1979

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Tuesday, July 10, 1979. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. The 4th of July celebrations in America have come and passed.

The summer of 1979 is in full swing. The weather is warm, and the evenings are brighter than usual. Most schools and colleges are now finished until August or September. In America, the song "Bad Girls" by Donna Summer is at the top of the singles charts, while "Are Friends Electric" by Tubeway Army is the number-one song in the UK. Jimmy Carter is the President of the United States, and the movie Moonraker is at the top of the box office.

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.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Alfred Hitchcock, Ian Curtis, Dorothy Stratten, and Steve McQueen would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Hawaii Five-O", "The Waltons", "Fawlty Towers", and "The Dukes of Hazzard". 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", "Sesame Street", and "Happy Days". Popular toys at the moment include Twister mat, Magna Doodle, the Atari 2600, and Simon (memory game).

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on July 10, 1979.

  • Chuck Berry receives prison time.

    Chuck Berry receives prison time

    On July 10th, 1979, singer Chuck Berry received a four-month prison sentence after pleading guilty to tax evasion.
  • The trial of Ted Bundy is taking place.

    The trial of Ted Bundy is taking place

    The trial of American serial killer Ted Bundy was taking place in Miami, Florida.
  • Rocky II is showing at movie theaters.

    Rocky II is showing at movie theaters

    In June and July of 1979, the long-awaited sequel to the boxing film "Rocky" was showing at movie theaters. The movie focused on a rematch between Rocky and the heavyweight champion Apollo Creed.
  • 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 July 10, 1979.

What are your strengths and weaknesses?

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to July 10, 1979.

  • June 11, 1979: Actor John Wayne passes away from stomach cancer.
  • June 15, 1979: The film Rocky II (1979) is released.
  • June 20, 1979: ABC TV news correspondent Bill Stewart and his interpreter Juan Espinosa are killed by a Nicaraguan National Guard soldier.
  • June 22, 1979: UK politics: Former Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe is found not guilty of attempting kill male model Norman Scott.
  • June 25, 1979: NBA draft: The Los Angeles Lakers pick Magic Johnson.
  • June 26, 1979: The James Bond film Moonraker (1979) is released in cinemas.
  • July 1, 1979: The Walkman cassette player is released.
  • This date: July 10, 1979
  • July 12, 1979:
    • 72 peope die after a fire breaks out at a hotel in Zaragoza, Spain.
    • Disco Demolition Night: The Chicago White Sox's "anti-disco" promotion ends in a riot.
    • American mob boss Carmine Galante is shot dead at an Italian restaurant in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
  • July 16, 1979: Saddam Hussein becomes the president of Iraq.
  • July 19, 1979: A massive oil spill occurs after the SS Atlantic Empress collides with another oil tanker in the Caribbean Sea.
  • July 24, 1979: Ted Bundy is found guilty of murder and sentenced to death.
  • July 27, 1979: The Amityville Horror (1979) is released in movie theaters.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 10, 1979, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1979 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 10, 1979 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1979

The following TV shows were popular in July 1979:

TV shows from July 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 July 10, 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 July 1979.

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

Were you born on July 10, 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 July 10, 1985, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on July 10.

Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla

Inventor Deceased
Born on July 10, 1856
He was not alive on this date.

Jason Orange

Jason Orange

English singer
Born on July 10, 1970
He turned 9 on this day in 1979.

Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara

Actress
Born on July 10, 1972
She turned 7 on this day in 1979.

Stefán Karl Stefánsson

Stefán Karl Stefánsson

Actor Deceased
Born on July 10, 1975
He turned 4 on this day in 1979.

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

Singer
Born on July 10, 1980
She was born exactly one year after this date.

Perrie Edwards

Perrie Edwards

English singer
Born on July 10, 1993
She was born exactly 14 years after this date.

Angus Cloud

Angus Cloud

Actor Deceased
Born on July 10, 1998
He was born exactly 19 years after this date.

USA

US President

Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on July 10, 1979.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Margaret Thatcher 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 July 10, 1979 was most likely conceived around October 17, 1978.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 10, 1979 is close to April 1, 1980.

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Stats for July 10, 1979

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about July 10, 1979:

  • 16,440 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,348 weeks have passed.
  • 1,420,416,000 seconds have passed since July 10, 1979.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,657,152,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 732,934,656,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 236,736,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 122,155,776 steps. That's roughly 54,291 miles.
  • 17,044,992 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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