October 28th, 1979

October 28th, 1979, fell on a Sunday. It was day 301 of 1979. The decade was the 1970s.

41 years, 5 months and 21 days have passed since October 28th, 1979.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 28th, 1979:

  • United States: Rise - Herb Alpert
  • United Kingdom: One Day At A Time - Lena Martell

Take Me Back!

The date is October 28th, 1979 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Scorpio. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

The summer is long gone. Temperatures have started to become much cooler and the evenings are beginning to get darker. Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. Halloween of 1979 is just days away. People are watching horror movies and thinking about which costume they are going to wear. Others are organizing parties.

In America, the song Rise by Herb Alpert is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, One Day At A Time by Lena Martell is the number one hit song. Jimmy Carter is currently the President of the United States and 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Eight Is Enough", "The Dukes of Hazzard", "Archie Bunker's Place" and "Trapper John, M.D.".

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", "Mork & Mindy" and "Diff'rent Strokes". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Magna Doodle", "Dungeons & Dragons", "Micronauts" and "Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine".


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 28th, 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.

  • Who were the best football players in 1979?

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 41 years, 5 months and 21 days have passed since October 28th, 1979.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 43 of 1979.
  • Leap Year: 1979 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 28th, 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 309913200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around October 28th, 1979:

  • October 5th, 1979: The romantic comedy film 10 (1979) is released in movie theaters.
  • October 12th, 1979: Magic Johnson makes his NBA debut for the LA Lakers.
  • October 26th, 1979: South Korean president Park Chung-hee is assassinated.
  • This date: October 28th, 1979
  • November 4th, 1979: 52 American diplomats and citizens are held hostage in the U.S. Embassy in Iran.
  • November 5th, 1979: 15-year-old Martin Allen is last seen at King's Cross station in London, England.
  • November 17th, 1979: Wrestler Hulk Hogan makes his WWF debut.
  • November 21st, 1979: Four people are killed after a mob sets fire to the US Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 28th, 1979, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1979 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: October 28th, 1979 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would 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
  • Atari 2600
  • Star Wars action figures
  • 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

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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 28th of October:


US President

Who was the US President on October 28th, 1979?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 28th, 1979?

  • Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on October 28th, 1979 was probably conceived around the 18th of January, 1979. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 28th, 1979 is the 6th of August, 1980. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about October 28th, 1979.

  • 15,148 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,308,783,600 seconds have passed since the October 28th, 1979.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,526,914,200 times.
  • Since October 28th, 1979, earth has travelled approximately 675,332,337,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 218,130,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 112,555,390 steps. That's about 50,025 miles!
  • Since this date, 15,705,403 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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