Interesting Facts About Unix Timestamps

Here are a couple of facts surrounding unix timestamps you may find interesting. A couple of these are tips I discovered and a couple found browsing the internet. If you are not sure what a timestamp is, then read this article on What Is A Unix Timestamp And Why Is It Useful

  • On January 19, 2038, the Unix Time Stamp will cease to work due to a 32-bit overflow. This will result in websites crashing if they are still using 32-bit cpu’s. Before this moment millions of applications will need to either adopt a new convention for time stamps or be migrated to 64-bit systems which will buy the time stamp a “bit” more time.
  • At 03:33:20 UTC on May 18, 2033, the Unix time reaches 2,000,000,000 seconds, the second billennium.
  • At 23:31:30 UTC on February 13, 2009, the Unix time number reached 1,234,567,890 seconds.
  • At 01:58:31 UTC on March 18, 2005, the Unix time number reached 1,111,111,111.
  • At 01:46:40 UTC on September 9, 2001, the Unix billennium (Unix time number 1,000,000,000) was celebrated.
  • At 00:37:33 UTC on July 21, 2069, the Unix time will represent the first 10 digits of pi, 3141592653. (This coincides with the 100th anniversary of the first manned Moon landing, occurring between the times of touchdown and the first moon walk.)
  • At 09:06:49 UTC on Jun 16, 2034, the Unix time reaches 2,034,061,609 seconds and thus matches the current time to the hour (2034061609) when displayed as YYYYMMDDHH.