What are the important events that happened on August 8, 1980? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 8, 1980: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 8, 1980 is the 221st day of the year 1980 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 145 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 26, 1980 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 92,928 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 ‘dihectaicosahenagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Half dollar every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $5,626.50. (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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August 8, 1980 Historical Events

  • 1980
    The Central Hotel Fire occurs in Bundoran, Ireland.

Who were born on August 8, 1980?

  • 1980
    Craig Breslow, American baseball player
  • 1980
    Denisse Guerrero, Mexican Singer (Belanova)
  • 1980
    Michael Urie, American actor and director
  • 1980
    Mike Hindert, American musician
  • 1980
    Pat Noonan, American soccer player
  • 1980
    Sabine Klaschka, German tennis player

Who died on August 8, 1980?

  • 1980
    Paul Triquet, French Canadian army officer (b. 1910)

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