What happened this day in history August 22, 1979

What are the important events that happened on August 22, 1979? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 22, 1979: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 22, 1979 is the 234th day of the year 1979 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 131 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 9, 1979 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 84,480 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 ‘dihectatriacontatetragon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Quarter every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $3,203.25. (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.

Sheep 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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Who were born on August 22, 1979?

  • 1979
    Brandon Quintin Adams, American actor
  • 1979
    Jennifer Finnigan, Canadian-born actress
  • 1979
    Matt Walters, American football player

Who died on August 22, 1979?

  • 1979
    James T. Farrell, American novelist (b. 1904)

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