What are the important events that happened on August 15, 1977? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 15, 1977: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 15, 1977 is the 227th day of the year 1977 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 138 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 2, 1977 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 66,792 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaicosaheptagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Penny every day starting at age 7, then by now that person has accumulated $116.41. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Snake is the mythical animal and Fire is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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August 15, 1977 Historical Events

  • 1977
    The Big Ear, a radio telescope operated by Ohio State University as part of the SETI project, receives a radio signal from deep space; the event is named the “Wow! signal” from the notation made by a volunteer on the project.

Who were born on August 15, 1977?

  • 1977
    Igor Cassina, Italian gymnast
  • 1977
    Martin Biron, Canadian ice hockey goaltender
  • 1977
    Nicole Paggi, American actress

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