What happened this day in history August 16, 1972

What are the important events that happened on August 16, 1972? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 16, 1972: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 16, 1972 is the 229th day of the year 1972 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 137 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 3, 1972 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 22,992 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 ‘dihectaicosaenneagon’ day.

If a person born on this day saved a Nickel every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $827.60. (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.

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

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August 16, 1972 Historical Events

  • 1972
    In an unsuccessful coup d'état attempt, the Royal Moroccan Air Force fires upon Hassan II of Morocco’s plane while he is traveling back to Rabat.

Who were born on August 16, 1972?

  • 1972
    Emily Robison, American country singer (Dixie Chicks)
  • 1972
    Frankie Boyle, Scottish comedian
  • 1972
    George Stroumboulopoulos, Canadian television and radio personality
  • 1972
    Stan Lazaridis, Australian footballer

Who died on August 16, 1972?

  • 1972
    Pierre Brasseur, French actor (b. 1905)

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