What happened this day in history August 17, 1978

What are the important events that happened on August 17, 1978? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 17, 1978: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 17, 1978 is the 229th day of the year 1978 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 136 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 4, 1978 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 75,600 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.

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If a person born on this day saved a Cent every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $132.67. (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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August 17, 1978 Historical Events

  • 1978
    Double Eagle II becomes first balloon to cross the Atlantic Ocean when it lands in Miserey near Paris, 137 hours after leaving Presque Isle, Maine.

Who were born on August 17, 1978?

  • 1978
    Karena Lam, Hong Kong actress
  • 1978
    Vibeke Stene, Norwegian singer (Tristania)

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