What happened this day in history August 12, 1961

What are the important events that happened on August 12, 1961? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 12, 1961: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 12, 1961 is the 224th day of the year 1961 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 141 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 30, 1961 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaicosatetragon’ day.

If a person born on this day saved a Penny every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $208.00. (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.

Ox 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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Who were born on August 12, 1961?

  • 1961
    Lawrence Hayward, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Felt, Denim, Go Kart Mozart)
  • 1961
    Mark Priest, New Zealand cricketer
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    Roy Hay, British guitarist and keyboardist (Culture Club)

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