What happened this day in history August 26, 1978

What are the important events that happened on August 26, 1978? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 26, 1978: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 26, 1978 is the 238th day of the year 1978 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 127 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 13, 1978 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 272,937,600 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 ‘dihectatriacontaoctagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a dollar every day starting at age 7, then by now that person has accumulated $12,417.00. (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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August 26, 1978 Historical Events

  • 1978
    Papal conclave, 1978 (August): Pope John Paul I is elected to the Papacy.
  • 1978
    Sigmund Jähn becomes first German cosmonaut, on board Soyuz 31.

Who were born on August 26, 1978?

  • 1978
    Raja Kashif, Pakistani singer

Who died on August 26, 1978?

  • 1978
    Charles Boyer, French actor (b. 1899)
  • 1978
    José Manuel Moreno, Argentine footballer (b. 1916)

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