What are the important events that happened on August 20, 1980? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 20, 1980: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 20, 1980 is the 233rd day of the year 1980 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 133 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 7, 1980 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 5,592,960 minutes 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 ‘dihectatriacontatrigon’ 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 $109.28. (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.

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

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Who were born on August 20, 1980?

  • 1980
    Corey Carrier, American actor
  • 1980
    Langhorne Slim, American country singer
  • 1980
    Rochelle Gadd, British actress
  • 1980
    Samuel Dumoulin, French cyclist

Who died on August 20, 1980?

  • 1980
    Joe Dassin, American singer (b. 1938)

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