What happened this day in history August 16, 1978

What are the important events that happened on August 16, 1978? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 16, 1978: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 16, 1978 is the 228th day of the year 1978 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, 1978 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 272,073,600 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 ‘dihectaicosaoctagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Quarter every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $3,470.25. (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.

Horse 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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Who were born on August 16, 1978?

  • 1978
    Eddie Gill, American basketball player
  • 1978
    Fu Mingxia, Chinese female diver
  • 1978
    Thalia Pellegrini, British children’s TV presenter

Who died on August 16, 1978?

  • 1978
    Alidius Stachouwer, Dutch lawyer and politician (b. 1888)
  • 1978
    Jean Acker, American silent film actress (b. 1893)

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