What are the important events that happened on August 7, 1979? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 7, 1979: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 7, 1979 is the 219th day of the year 1979 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 146 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 25, 1979 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 5,047,200 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 ‘dihectadecaenneagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a dollar every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $11,443.00. (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.

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

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August 7, 1979 Historical Events

  • 1979
    Several tornadoes struck the city of Woodstock, Ontario, Canada and the surrounding communities.

Who were born on August 7, 1979?

  • 1979
    Birgit Zotz, Austrian writer and anthropologist
  • 1979
    Eric Johnson, American actor
  • 1979
    Wendy van der Plank, English actress

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