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September 28, 1979

September 28, 1979, was a Friday. It was 44 years, 6 months, and 16 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

Birthdays

Born on September 28, 1979

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Popular songs

On September 28, 1979, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "My Sharona" by The Knack
  • United Kingdom: "Message In A Bottle" by Police

The music charts on September 28, 1979

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • My Sharona - The Knack
  • After The Love Has Gone - Earth, Wind & Fire
  • The Devil Went Down To Georgia - The Charlie Daniels Band
  • Rise - Herb Alpert
  • Lead Me On - Maxine Nightingale
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.
Monty Python's Life of Brian

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Monty Python's Life of Brian".

Facts

This date was 16,270 days ago. Approximately 542 months have passed. It was the 271st day of 1979, in week 39. The decade was the seventies. People born on this day are currently 44 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. 181 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to September 28, 1979

Let's go back to the seventies.

It is Friday, September 28, 1979. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Libra. People have "that Friday feeling" and are excited for the weekend.

Schools and colleges are starting again, and fall has officially arrived. As a result, temperatures are beginning to cool, and trees are starting to shed their leaves. The earthy smells of autumn have started to fill the air. In America, the song "My Sharona" by The Knack is at the top of the singles charts, while "Message In A Bottle" by Police is the number-one song in the UK.

Jimmy Carter is the President of the United States, and the movie Monty Python's Life of Brian 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 "Happy Days", "Little House on the Prairie", "The Rockford Files", and "The Incredible Hulk".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Gun Fight", "Breakout", "Space Invaders", and "Lunar Lander". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Schoolhouse Rock!", "Mork & Mindy", and "Diff'rent Strokes". Popular toys at the moment include the Easy-Bake Oven, Micronauts, Star Wars action figures, and Screwball Scramble.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on September 28, 1979.

  • The Atlanta murders of 1979–1981.

    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 were murdered before Wayne Williams was eventually arrested and convicted.
  • 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 September 28, 1979.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to September 28, 1979.

  • September 7, 1979:
    • Sports channel ESPN is launched.
    • Chrysler Corporation asks the US government for a bailout to avoid bankruptcy.
  • September 16, 1979: Golf: The United States wins the 1979 Ryder Cup at The Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
  • This date: September 28, 1979
  • September 29, 1979: Pope John Paul II visits Ireland.
  • October 5, 1979: The romantic comedy film 10 (1979) is released in movie theaters.
  • October 12, 1979: Magic Johnson makes his NBA debut for the LA Lakers.
  • October 25, 1979: The final episode of the British sitcom "Fawtly Towers" is aired on BBC2.
  • October 26, 1979: South Korean president Park Chung-hee is assassinated.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 28, 1979, will have the star sign Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1979 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: September 28, 1979 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.
  • Birth flower (September): The Aster and the Morning Glory.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1979

In September 1979, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from September 1979.

Archie Bunker's Place
Archie Bunker's Place
Trapper John, M.D.
Trapper John, M.D.
Hart to Hart
Hart to Hart
The Facts of Life
The Facts of Life
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

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 September 28, 1979

If you were a kid on September 28, 1979, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

The New Adventures of Flash Gordon
The New Adventures of Flash Gordon
Casper and the Angels
Casper and the Angels
Rickety Rocket
Rickety Rocket

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
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1979

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

Screwball Scramble
Screwball Scramble
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
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in September 1979.

Lunar Lander 1979
Lunar Lander
Space Invaders 1978
Space Invaders
Breakout 1976
Breakout
Gun Fight 1975
Gun Fight

Were you born on September 28, 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 September 28, 1985, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on September 28.

Janet Munro

Janet Munro

Actress Deceased
Born on September 28, 1934
She was not alive on this date.

Ben E. King

Ben E. King

Soul singer Deceased
Born on September 28, 1938
He turned 41 on this day in 1979.

Melody Thornton

Melody Thornton

The Pussycat Dolls
Born on September 28, 1984
She was born exactly 5 years after this date.

Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff

Actress / Singer
Born on September 28, 1987
She was born exactly 8 years after this date.

Skye McCole Bartusiak

Skye McCole Bartusiak

Child actress Deceased
Born on September 28, 1992
She was born exactly 13 years after this date.

USA

US President

Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on September 28, 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 September 28, 1979 was most likely conceived around January 5, 1979.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 28, 1979 is close to June 20, 1980.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about September 28, 1979:

  • 16,270 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,324 weeks have passed.
  • 1,405,728,000 seconds have passed since September 28, 1979.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,640,016,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 725,355,648,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 234,288,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 120,892,608 steps. That's roughly 53,730 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,868,736 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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