What happened this day in history August 18, 1977

What are the important events that happened on August 18, 1977? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 18, 1977: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 18, 1977 is the 230th day of the year 1977 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 135 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 5, 1977 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 240,710,400 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 ‘dihectatriacontagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Cent every day starting at age 7, then by now that person has accumulated $135.47. (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.

Snake 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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August 18, 1977 Historical Events

  • 1977
    Steve Biko is arrested at a police roadblock under the Terrorism Act No 83 of 1967 in King William’s Town, South Africa. He would later die of the injuries sustained during this arrest bringing attention to South Africa’s apartheid policies.

Who were born on August 18, 1977?

  • 1977
    Mizuo Peck American Actress
  • 1977
    Régine Chassagne, Canadian musician (Arcade Fire)

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