October 1st, 1979

October 1st, 1979, fell on a Monday. It was day 274 of 1979. The decade was the 1970s.

40 years, 10 months and 9 days have passed since October 1st, 1979.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 1st, 1979:

  • United States: Sad Eyes - Robert John
  • United Kingdom: Message In A Bottle - Police

Take Me Back!

The date is October 1st, 1979 and it's a Monday. The summer is long gone and temperatures have started to become much cooler. Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear.

In America, the song Sad Eyes by Robert John is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Message In A Bottle by Police 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "M*A*S*H", "Little House on the Prairie", "Charlie's Angels" and "Quincy, M.E.". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Gun Fight", "Breakout", "Space Invaders" and "Lunar Lander".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Battle of the Planets" and "Mork & Mindy". Popular toys include the likes of "Lite-Brite", "Connect Four", "Stretch Armstrong" and "Hungry Hungry Hippos".


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 October 1st, 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:

  • 40 years, 10 months and 9 days have passed since October 1st, 1979.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 40 of 1979.
  • Leap Year: 1979 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 1st, 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 307580400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around October 1st, 1979:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 1st, 1979, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1979 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: October 1st, 1979 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.

Television Shows

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

  • Trapper John, M.D. - Medical drama.
  • Archie Bunker's Place - Sitcom starring Carroll O'Connor.
  • 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.

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:

  • Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
  • 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

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 1st of October:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on October 1st, 1979.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on October 1st, 1979 was probably conceived around the 22nd of December, 1978. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 1st, 1979 is the 10th of July, 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?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on October 1st, 1979.

Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about October 1st, 1979.

  • 14,924 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,289,433,600 seconds have passed since the October 1st, 1979.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,504,339,200 times.
  • Since October 1st, 1979, earth has travelled approximately 665,347,737,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 214,905,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 110,891,290 steps. That's about 49,285 miles!
  • Since this date, 15,473,203 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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