August 27th, 1979

August 27th, 1979, fell on a Monday. It was day 239 of 1979. The decade was the 1970s.

41 years, 0 months and 23 days have passed since August 27th, 1979.


On This Date

Events that occurred on August 27th, 1979:

  • Warrenpoint ambush: The Provisional IRA ambush and kill 18 British soldiers.
  • Lord Mountbatten of Burma and 3 others are assassinated by the Provisional IRA.

Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Aaron Paul: Actor.


Music Singles

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

  • United States: My Sharona - The Knack
  • United Kingdom: We Don't Talk Anymore - Cliff Richard

Take Me Back!

The date is August 27th, 1979 and it's a Monday. The summer of 1979 is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner. In America, the song My Sharona by The Knack is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, We Don't Talk Anymore by Cliff Richard 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 war film "Apocalypse Now" is currently being shown in movie theaters. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Columbo.", "M*A*S*H", "The Rockford Files" and "The Incredible Hulk". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Gun Fight", "Breakout", "Space Invaders" and "Lunar Lander".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "The Pink Panther Show", "Happy Days" and "The Muppet Show". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Battleship (game)", "Dungeons & Dragons", "Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game)" and "Kenner Star Wars action figures".


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 August 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 41 years, 0 months and 23 days have passed since August 27th, 1979.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 35 of 1979.
  • Leap Year: 1979 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 27th, 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 304556400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 27th, 1979:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 27th, 1979, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1979 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 27th, 1979 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Hart to Hart - TV show about a couple who moonlight as detectives.
  • 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.

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 August:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 27th of August:

  • Late Summer Bank Holiday (UK)

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

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

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

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

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Lunar Lander - In which the player controls a lunar landing module.
  • Space Invaders - Shooter arcade game.
  • Breakout - Arcade game published by Atari.
  • Gun Fight - Wild West themed arcade shooter game.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 14,999 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,295,913,600 seconds have passed since the August 27th, 1979.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,511,899,200 times.
  • Since August 27th, 1979, earth has travelled approximately 668,691,417,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 215,985,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 111,448,570 steps. That's about 49,533 miles!
  • Since this date, 15,550,963 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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