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November 23rd, 1979.

November 23rd, 1979, was a Friday. It was day 327 of 1979. The decade was the 1970s.

41 years, 5 months and 12 days have passed since November 23rd, 1979.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.

Born on November 23rd, 1979.

People who were born on this exact date.

  • Kelly Brook: Actress.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on November 23rd, 1979.

  • United States: No More Tears - Barbra Streisand & Donna Summer
  • United Kingdom: When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman - Dr. Hook

Take me back to November 23rd, 1979!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is November 23rd, 1979 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

It is Black Friday in the United States - a day that many consider to be the start of the Christmas shopping season. It's November, so the evenings are getting darker and the days are getting colder. In America, the song No More Tears by Barbra Streisand & Donna Summer is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman by Dr. Hook 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 "Columbo.", "Happy Days", "Three's Company" and "Archie Bunker's Place". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Gun Fight", "Space Invaders", "Lunar Lander" and "Asteroids".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Pink Panther Show", "The Muppet Show", "Mork & Mindy" and "Diff'rent Strokes". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Etch A Sketch, the Easy-Bake Oven, Shogun Warriors and Cabbage Patch Kids.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on November 23rd, 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.

  • Iran hostage crisis.

    The Iran hostage crisis was ongoing during this period. Between the 4th of November, 1979 and the 20th of January, 1981, 52 American diplomats and citizens were held hostage in Iran. The hostages were taken into captivity after a group of Iranian college students stormed the U.S. embassy in Tehran.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 41 years, 5 months and 12 days have passed since November 23rd, 1979.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 47 of 1979.
  • Leap Year: 1979 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on November 23rd, 1979, will be 41 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1979 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 312163200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around November 23rd, 1979.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on November 23rd, 1979, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1979 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: November 23rd, 1979 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of November will have the birthstones Topaz and Citrine.
  • Birth flower (November): The Chrysanthemum.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on November 23rd, 1979.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1979.

Toys and games that were 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
  • The 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 people were playing on this date.

  • Asteroids - Space-themed shooter arcade game.
  • 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 notable people who were born on the 23rd of November.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 23rd of November.

  • Labor Thanksgiving Day (Japan)
  • Black Friday (USA)

US President.

Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on November 23rd, 1979.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on November 23rd, 1979.

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about November 23rd, 1979.

  • A total of 15,140 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,162 weeks have passed.
  • 1,308,092,400 seconds have passed since the November 23rd, 1979.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,526,107,800 times.
  • Since November 23rd, 1979, the earth has travelled approximately 674,975,678,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 218,015,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 112,495,946 steps. That's about 49,998 miles!
  • Since this date, 15,697,109 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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