The 26th of October, 1979, fell on a Friday. Day 299 of 1979. Decade: 1970s.
40 years, 3 months and 0 days have passed since the 26th of October, 1979.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 26th of October, 1979:
South Korean president Park Chung-hee is assassinated.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 26th of October, 1979:
United States: Rise - Herb Alpert
United Kingdom: One Day At A Time - Lena Martell
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 the 26th of October, 1979.
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.
The leader of the Iranian Revolution, Ruhollah Khomeini, was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1979.
Kramer vs. Kramer
"Kramer vs. Kramer" won the Academy Award for Best Picture 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.
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.
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.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 26th of October:
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
Archie Bunker's Place - Sitcom starring Carroll O'Connor.
Trapper John, M.D. - Medical drama.
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.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 26th of October, 1979.
14,702 days have passed since this date.
1,270,256,400 seconds have passed since the 26th of October, 1979.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,481,965,800 times.
Since the 26th of October, 1979, earth has travelled approximately 655,452,302,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 211,709,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 109,242,050 steps. That's about 48,552 miles!
Since this date, 15,243,077 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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