>>> time.ctime(1234567890)'Fri Feb 13 18:31:30 2009'
Remeber when the timestamp was 1000000000?
>>> time.ctime(1000000000)'Sat Sep 8 21:46:40 2001'
(The times I've shown here are Eastern Standard), i.e.,
>>> time.ctime(0)'Wed Dec 31 19:00:00 1969'
and of course these are from the Python interpreter.
As always, we live in interesting times!
P.S. And I can't talk about time stamps without reminding us of UNIX's equivalent of Y2K, when the timestamp reaches the maximum value of a 32-bit signed integer (i.e., a 31-bit number):
>>> time.ctime(0x7fffffff)'Mon Jan 18 22:14:07 2038'
Mark your calendar!