What happened this day in history August 16, 1997

What are the important events that happened on August 16, 1997? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 16, 1997: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 16, 1997 is the 228th day of the year 1997 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 137 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 3, 1997 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 242,136 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 ‘dihectaicosaoctagon’ day.

If a person born on this day saved a Penny every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $78.61. (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 Fire 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, 1997?

  • 1997
    Greyson Chance, American singer

Who died on August 16, 1997?

  • 1997
    Gerard McLarnon, Irish playwright and actor (b. 1915)
  • 1997
    Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Pakistani musician & singer (b. 1948)

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