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About January 27th, 1979, in brief:

  • Historical events: 36th Golden Globes: Midnight Express, Jon Voight and Jane Fonda.
  • Day of the week: January 27th, 1979 was a Saturday
  • Zodiac Sign: Aquarius (in western zodiac), Goat (in Chinese zodiac)
  • Famous Birthdays: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Kaiser Wilhelm
  • Moon Phase: New Moon
  • #1 US song: Le Freak by Chic
  • #1 UK song: YMCA by The Village People
  • Popular movie: The Warriors directed by Walter Hill

More about January 27th, 1979? See below for more news and curiosities on January 27th, 1979.

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What day of the week was January 27, 1979?

January 27, 1979 was a Saturday and it was the 27th day of the year 1979 in the Gregorian calendar.

January 27, 1979 can also be written as 1/27/1979 in the US and as 27/1/1979 in UK and Europe.

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January 27, 1979: What happened on that day?

Here's what happened on January 27, 1979:

  • 36th golden globes: midnight express, jon voight and jane fonda.

January 27, 1979: What were the magazines covers that day?

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January 27, 1979: What is The Zodiac Sign for that day?

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The Zodiac and Astrological sign for January 27th is Aquarius.

Aquarius is the 11th sign in the Western Zodiac. People born between January 20th and February 18th belong to the Aquarius sign: discover Aquarius personality and who should a Aquarius marry.

Babies born in January are either Capricorn or Aquarius. People born before January 19th are Capricorn, while people born from January 20th have the sign of Aquarius.

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January 27, 1979: What is the Chinese Zodiac Sign for that day?

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The Chinese Zodiac sign for January 27, 1979 is Goat and the associated element is Earth.

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January 27, 1979: What was the moon phase on that day?

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The moon phase on January 27, 1979 was New Moon.

The moon phase refers to the appearance of the Moon in the night sky on January 27, 1979 and is determined by the portion of the Moon's illuminated surface that is visible from Earth.

An observer located in New York City on January 27, 1979 at 10pm, would see the moon, being 0% full, rising at 06:20 am and setting at 05:59 pm.

The previous full moon was on Jan 13, 1979 while the next full moon would come on Feb 12, 1979.

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Who was born on January 27, 1979?

Famous people born on January 27, 1979:

  • Rosamund Pike
    Rosamund Pike

    Rosamund Pike is a British actress and former journalist who has appeared in numerous films, including Gone Girl, for which she received an...

  • Brett Taylor

    Former Chief Operating Officer of Salesforce and co-founder of Quip.

  • Daniel Vettori

    New zealand cricketer and coach.

  • Akiko Hinagata

    Japanese actress and model.

  • Jessica Lynn

    Ferdinand; miss new york teen-usa (1997).

  • Liesbet Van Breedam

    Belgian beach volleyball player.

  • Mario Fatafehi

    American football player.

  • Barbara Schwartz
  • Johnny Vazquez
  • Cornelius van Zyl
  • Lonny Baxter
  • Karina Bryant
  • Stefano Fanucci
  • Loris Manià
  • Inga Medvedeva
  • Naoshi Nakamura
  • Cyprien Richard
  • Ryu Tong-song

Whose famous birthday is on January 27th?

Famous individuals and celebrities born on January 27th:

  • Mikhail Baryshnikov
    Mikhail Baryshnikov

    Mikhail baryshnikov is a russian-american dancer and choreographer, known for his work with the american ballet theatre and new york city...

  • Kaiser Wilhelm
    Kaiser Wilhelm

    Kaiser wilhelm was the last german emperor and king of prussia, known for his militaristic policies and his role in the events leading up to...

  • Lil Jon
    Lil Jon

    Lil jon is an american rapper, known for popularizing the subgenre of crunk music and for his energetic stage presence.

  • Bridget Fonda
    Bridget Fonda

    American actress, member of the famed theatrical fonda family.

  • Bobby Deol
    Bobby Deol

    Bobby deol is an indian actor known for his work in hindi films, including notable performances in movies like gupt and soldier.

  • Ingrid Thulin
    Ingrid Thulin

    Ingrid thulin was a swedish actress known for her work in ingmar bergman's films, including the silence and winter light.

  • Alan Cumming
    Alan Cumming

    Scottish comedian and actor, sebastian flight is the star of "the high life", a sitcom on scottish television.

  • Donna Reed
    Donna Reed

    American actor, most well-known for her tv series, "the donna reed show," as well as several movies, including the christmas movie, "it's a...

  • Susanna Thompson
    Susanna Thompson

    American actress.

  • James Cromwell
    James Cromwell

    James cromwell is an american actor known for his roles in films such as babe and l.a.

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How old is someone born on January 27, 1979?

Someone born on January 27, 1979 is:

45 years 4 months old,

or 544 months and 17 days old,

or 2367 weeks and 5 days old,

or 16574 days old,

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How many days until your next birthday if you were born on January 27, 1979?

There are 228 days until your next birthday, which will occur on Monday January 27th 2025.

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What generation do you belong to if you were born on January 27, 1979?

You belong to the Xennial Generation if you were born on January 27, 1979.

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January 27, 1979: What famous people died on that day?

Famous people died on January 27, 1979:

  • Qalander Ba Ba Auliya

    Sufi master (born 1898).

  • Victoria Ocampo. Argentine writer (b. 1890)
  • Ramón José Castellano
  • Gretchen Hartman
  • Victoria Ocampo

What famous deaths happened on January 27th?

Famous deaths on January 27th:

  • Cloris Leachman
    Cloris Leachman

    American actress.

  • Louis de Funès
    Louis de Funès

    French screenwriter and actor (d. 1983).

  • John Updike
    John Updike

    American author, prolific novelist, and perfectionist.

  • Emmanuelle Riva
    Emmanuelle Riva

    French actress on stage, film, and television.

  • Lilli Palmer
    Lilli Palmer

    German actress with many awards and two nominations for the golden globes.

  • Claude Akins
    Claude Akins

    American actor (d. 1994).

  • Zelda Rubinstein
    Zelda Rubinstein

    American actress best known for her role in the movie 'Poltergeist'.

  • Charles Winninger
    Charles Winninger

    Actor charlie farrell, dies at 82.

  • Janos Bolyai

    Mathematician who made significant contributions to non-Euclidean geometry.

  • Caidon Salinger

    Caidon Salinger was an American novelist best known for his iconic novel 'The Catcher in the Rye'.

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January 27, 1979: What are the Holidays, Observances and Saints celebrated on that day?

Holidays on January 27, 1979:

  • UN ? International Holocaust Memorial Day
  • Germany ? Gedenktag fnr die Opfer des Nationalsozialismus (Commemoration Day for the Victims of National Socialism).
  • Catholicism ? Catholic Schools Week.
  • Poland ? Dzie? Pami?ci Ofiar Nazizmu (Memorial Day for the Victims of Nazism).
  • Italy ? Giorno della Memoria (Memorial Day).
  • Denmark ? Auschwitzdag (Auschwitz Day; commemoration day for the victims of the Holocaust and other genocide).
  • Serbia ? St. Sava Day.
  • United Kingdom ? Holocaust Memorial Day.

Observances on January 27, 1979:

  • International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust
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January 27, 1979: Number 1 song on that day

The number 1 song on January 27, 1979 is the best selling or most popular song as resulting from the music charts in the week January 22nd and January 28th. It changes depending on Countries, Music Genres and methodology used to rank the most popular song (for ex., sales, streaming).

January 27, 1979: What was the number 1 song in the USA on that day?

The number 1 song in the USA on January 27, 1979 was Le Freak by Chic, according to the music chart for the week January 22nd and January 28th.

January 27, 1979: What was the music chart in the USA on that day?

The music chart in the USA on January 27, 1979 is the list of the most popular songs across all genres for the week January 22nd and January 28th. It included the following Top 5 songs:

  1. - Le Freak
  2. - Too Much Heaven
  3. - Y.M.C.A.
  4. - Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?
  5. - My Life

January 27, 1979: What was the number 1 song in the UK on that day?

The number 1 song in the UK on January 27, 1979 was YMCA by The Village People, according to the music chart for the week January 22nd and January 28th.

January 27, 1979: What was the music chart in the UK on that day?

The music chart in the UK on January 27, 1979 is the list of the most popular songs across all genres for the week January 22nd and January 28th. It included the following Top 5 songs:

  1. - YMCA
  2. - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
  3. - Lay Your Love On Me
  4. - September
  5. - A Little More Love

January 27, 1979: What was the number 1 R&B song on that day?

The number 1 R&B song on January 27, 1979 was Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop) by Parliament, according to the R&B music chart for the week January 22nd and January 28th.

January 27, 1979: What was the R&B music chart on that day?

The R&B music chart on January 27, 1979 is the list of the most popular R&B songs for the week January 22nd and January 28th. It included the following Top 5 R&B songs:

  1. - Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop)
  2. - September
  3. - I'm So Into You
  4. - Get Down
  5. - Got To Be Real

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January 27, 1979: What were the most popular TV Series on that day?

The most popular TV Series on January 27, 1979 were the Televisions Series released on TV close to that day characterized by high ratings, critical acclaim and a large fan base.. They included:

You Can't Do That on Television

Release year: 1979

Starring: Les Lye, Abby Hagyard, Christine McGlade, Lisa Ruddy

Country: Canada


Release year: 1979

Directed by: E.B. Hughes

Danger UXB

Release year: 1979

Written by:

Starring: Anthony Andrews, Maurice Roëves, George Innes, Gordon Kane

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Release year: 1978

Directed by: Erik Balling

Starring: Jørgen Buckhøj, Buster Larsen, Ghita Nørby, Malene Schwartz

Country: Denmark

Rentner haben niemals Zeit

Release year: 1978

January 27, 1979: What were the bestselling books on that day?

The bestselling books on January 27, 1979 were the literary works published close to that day that have achieved notable commercial success, including:

Linda Goodman'S Love Signs by Linda Goodman

Linda Goodman'S Love Signs


Linda Goodman's Love Signs - A New Approach to the Human Heart (Paperback)

Illusions by Richard Bach



A man places his faith in his biplane's propeller in cloudy airspace between the Illinois cornfields and blue infinity. Richard Bach, a disillusioned writer who is also an itinerant barnstormer, believes that belief is as real and as true as …

The Praise Singer by Mary Renault

The Praise Singer


Mary Renault tells the story of Simonides, a great lyric poet. She brings to life a time when rulers in Greece had an unstable rule, poetry, music, royal patronage, and poetry.

Overload by Arthur Hailey



#1 New York Times bestseller Arthur Hailey's suspense-packed novel poses a frightening question: What happens if a terrorist attack takes out the power of America's largest state. In

In Search Of History by Theodore H. White

In Search Of History


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January 27, 1979: What were the most popular videogames on that day?

The most popular videogames on January 27, 1979 were those that achieved widespread recognition and player engagement close to that day, including:

Beam Invader

Beam Invader

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Tekunon Kougyou

Head On

Head On

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Driving, Maze

Publisher: Sega/Gremlin

Apple Trek

Apple Trek

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Apple Inc

Speed Freak

Speed Freak

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Vectorbeam



Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Vectorbeam


Who was the US President on January 27, 1979?

On January 27, 1979 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on January 27, 1979?

On January 27, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).

Who was the Pope on January 27, 1979?

On January 27, 1979 the Pope was St John Paul II.


Back in 1979


What is special about January 27th?

January 27th refers to a specific date on the calendar, which is the 27th day of the month of January. It is a date that occurs annually and is part of the Gregorian calendar, which is widely used around the world.

Over the years several events happened on January 27th, such as:

  • 2019 - 2019 jolo cathedral bombings. two bombs were dropped on the roman catholic our lady of mount carmel cathedral, jolo, philippines. the bombings killed 20 people, 15 civilians, five soldiers and injured 81 others. abu sayyaf is believed to be responsible for the attack.
  • 2018 - 2018 kabul ambulance bombing. a suicide bomber, in an explosive-laden ambulance, kills at least102 people and injures 158 others outside of a kabul hospital.
  • 2017 - Somali civil war (2009-present): al-shabaab militants attacked a remote amisom headquarters in southern somalia. they claimed to have killed many kenyan soldiers.

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What happened in 1979?

1979 was filled with very interesting events such as

  • Coup in Central African Republic: David Dacko overthrows Emperor Bokassa I
  • Jose E dod Santos becomes President of Angola
  • 100,000 demonstrate in Bonn against nuclear energy

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What was the calendar for January 1979?

January 1979 followed the same calendar system as the rest of that year and the years surrounding it, with January being the 1st month of the year. This calendar is characterized by 12 months, 365 days in a common year, and 366 days in a leap year, such as 2012.

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Saturday January 27, 1979