What happened this day in history August 19, 1980

What are the important events that happened on August 19, 1980? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 19, 1980: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 19, 1980 is the 232nd day of the year 1980 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 134 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 6, 1980 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 93,192 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 ‘dihectatriacontadigon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Dime every day starting at age 4, then by now that person has accumulated $1,387.70. (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.

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

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August 19, 1980 Historical Events

  • 1980
    Saudia Flight 163, a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar burns after making an emergency landing at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, killing 301 people.

Who were born on August 19, 1980?

  • 1980
    Darius Danesh, Scottish singer-songwriter & actor
  • 1980
    Houcine Camara, French singer
  • 1980
    Jun Jin, Korean rapper (Shinhwa)
  • 1980
    Michael Todd, American musician (Coheed and Cambria)
  • 1980
    Paul Parry, Welsh footballer
  • 1980
    Russell Kane (Comedian)

Who died on August 19, 1980?

  • 1980
    Otto Frank, father of Anne Frank (b. 1889)

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