July 27th, 1979

July 27th, 1979, fell on a Friday. It was day 208 of 1979. The decade was the 1970s.

40 years, 11 months and 17 days have passed since July 27th, 1979.


On This Date

Events that occurred on July 27th, 1979:

  • The Amityville Horror (1979) is released in movie theaters.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 27th, 1979:

  • United States: Bad Girls - Donna Summer
  • United Kingdom: I Don't Like Mondays - Boomtown Rats

Take Me Back!

The date is July 27th, 1979 and it's a Friday. People are looking forward to the weekend. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

In America, the song Bad Girls by Donna Summer is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, I Don't Like Mondays by Boomtown Rats is the number one hit song. Jimmy Carter is currently the President of the United States.

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. "The Amityville Horror" is currently being shown in movie theaters. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Happy Days", "Little House on the Prairie", "The Jeffersons" and "Quincy, M.E.".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Gun Fight", "Breakout" and "Space Invaders". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", "The Muppet Show" and "Diff'rent Strokes". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Magna Doodle", "Kenner Star Wars action figures", "Shogun Warriors" and "Speak & Spell".


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 27th, 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.

  • The Atlanta murders of 1979 - 1981.

    During this time, the Atlanta murders of 1979 - 1981 were taking place. At least 28 children and young adults are murdered before Wayne Williams is eventually caught and convicted of murder.

  • Ted Bundy is found guilty.

    On the 24th of July, 1979, American serial killer Ted Bundy was found guilty of murder and sentenced to death. His trial received a huge amount of media attention at the time.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 40 years, 11 months and 17 days have passed since July 27th, 1979.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 30 of 1979.
  • Leap Year: 1979 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 27th, 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 301878000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around July 27th, 1979:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 27th, 1979, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1979 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: July 27th, 1979 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.

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.
  • 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
  • Kenner Star Wars action figures
  • Atari 2600
  • 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

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 27th of July:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on July 27th, 1979.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on July 27th, 1979 was probably conceived around the 17th of October, 1978. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 27th, 1979 is the 5th of May, 1980. (Rough Estimate).

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.

How old was I?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on July 27th, 1979.

Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about July 27th, 1979.

  • 14,962 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,292,716,800 seconds have passed since the July 27th, 1979.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,508,169,600 times.
  • Since July 27th, 1979, earth has travelled approximately 667,041,868,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 215,452,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 111,173,645 steps. That's about 49,411 miles!
  • Since this date, 15,512,602 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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