What are the important events that happened on January 5, 1980? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

January 5, 1980: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 5, 1980 is the 5th day of the year 1980 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 361 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 23, 1979 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 5,264,640 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 ‘pentagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Penny every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $120.18. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

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

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

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Who were born on January 5, 1980?

  • 1980
    Bennie Joppru, American football player

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