What are the important events that happened on May 25, 1979? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

May 25, 1979: Facts & Myths About This Day

May 25, 1979 is the 145th day of the year 1979 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 220 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 12, 1979 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 296,438,400 seconds 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 ‘hectatetracontapentagon’ 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 $107.82. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Gemini is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire 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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May 25, 1979 Historical Events

  • 1979
    American Airlines Flight 191: In Chicago, a McDonnell Douglas DC-10 crashes during takeoff at O'Hare International Airport killing 271 on board and two people on the ground.
  • 1979
    Six-year-old Etan Patz disappears from the street just two blocks away from his New York City home, prompting an international search for the child, and causing U.S. President Ronald Reagan to designate May 25th as National Missing Children’s Day (in 1983).

Who were born on May 25, 1979?

  • 1979
    Carlos Bocanegra, American footballer
  • 1979
    Caroline Ouellette, French Canadian ice-hockey player
  • 1979
    Jonny Wilkinson, English rugby player
  • 1979
    Sam Sodje, Nigerian footballer

Who died on May 25, 1979?

  • 1979
    John Arthur Spenkelink, American murderer (b. 1949)

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