What are the important events that happened on August 26, 1980? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 26, 1980: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 26, 1980 is the 239th day of the year 1980 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 127 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 13, 1980 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 5,601,600 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 ‘dihectatriacontaenneagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Dime every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $1,168.40. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Virgo 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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August 26, 1980 Historical Events

  • 1980
    John Birges plants a bomb at Harvey’s Resort Hotel in Stateline, Nevada, US.

Who were born on August 26, 1980?

  • 1980
    Brendan Harris, American baseball player
  • 1980
    Chris Pine, American actor
  • 1980
    Macaulay Culkin, American actor
  • 1980
    Manolis Papamakarios, Greek basketball player

Who died on August 26, 1980?

  • 1980
    Rosa Albach-Retty, German actress (b. 1874)
  • 1980
    Tex Avery, American cartoonist (b. 1908)

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