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December 10th, 1979.

December 10th, 1979, was a Monday. It was day 344 of 1979. The decade was the 1970s.

41 years, 4 months and 30 days have passed since December 10th, 1979.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 10th, 1979.

  • United States: Babe - Styx
  • United Kingdom: Another Brick In The Wall - Pink Floyd

Take me back to December 10th, 1979!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is December 10th, 1979 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. The Christmas season of 1979 is in full swing. The decorations are up and festive songs are playing on the radio.

In America, the song Babe by Styx is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd 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. "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" has just been released.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Laverne & Shirley", "The Love Boat", "Hart to Hart" and "Trapper John, M.D.". 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 Bugs Bunny Show", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", "Battle of the Planets" and "Diff'rent Strokes".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Lite-Brite, Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game), Star Wars action figures 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 December 10th, 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, 4 months and 30 days have passed since December 10th, 1979.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 50 of 1979.
  • Leap Year: 1979 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 10th, 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 313632000.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around December 10th, 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 December 10th, 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 Ophiuchus.
  • 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 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 10th, 1979 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

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 December 10th, 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 10th of December.

US President.

Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on December 10th, 1979.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 10th, 1979.

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on December 10th, 1979 was most likely conceived around the 2nd of March, 1979.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 10th, 1979 is close to the 18th of September, 1980.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about December 10th, 1979.

  • A total of 15,127 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,161 weeks have passed.
  • 1,306,969,200 seconds have passed since the December 10th, 1979.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,524,797,400 times.
  • Since December 10th, 1979, the earth has travelled approximately 674,396,107,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 217,828,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 112,399,351 steps. That's about 49,955 miles!
  • Since this date, 15,683,630 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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