What happened this day in history August 24, 1978

What are the important events that happened on August 24, 1978? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 24, 1978: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 24, 1978 is the 236th day of the year 1978 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 129 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 11, 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, 75,768 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 ‘dihectatriacontahexagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Penny every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $128.94. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Virgo 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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Who were born on August 24, 1978?

  • 1978
    Beth Riesgraf, American actress
  • 1978
    Derek Morris, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1978
    Rafael Furcal, Dominican baseball player

Who died on August 24, 1978?

  • 1978
    Louis Prima, American band leader (b. 1910)

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