What happened this day in history August 2, 1980

What are the important events that happened on August 2, 1980? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 2, 1980: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 2, 1980 is the 215th day of the year 1980 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 151 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 20, 1980 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 92,784 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 ‘dihectadecapentagon’ 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 $3,380.50. (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 2, 1980 Historical Events

  • 1980
    A bomb explodes at the railway station in Bologna, Italy, killing 85 people and wounding more than 200.

Who were born on August 2, 1980?

  • 1980
    Dingdong Dantes, Filipino actor
  • 1980
    Ivica Banović, Croatian footballer
  • 1980
    Nadia Bjorlin, American actress
  • 1980
    Ugur Rifat Karlova, Turkish TV and stage entertainer

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