What happened this day in history August 31, 1979

What are the important events that happened on August 31, 1979? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 31, 1979: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 31, 1979 is the 243rd day of the year 1979 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 122 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 18, 1979 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 5,081,760 minutes 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 ‘dihectatetracontatrigon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a dollar every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $14,333.00. (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.

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 31, 1979?

  • 1979
    Clay Hensley, American baseball player
  • 1979
    Mark Johnston, Canadian swimmer
  • 1979
    Mickie James, American professional wrestler
  • 1979
    Ramón Santiago, Dominican baseball player
  • 1979
    Simon Neil, Scottish singer and guitarist (Biffy Clyro)
  • 1979
    Yuvan Shankar Raja, Indian film music composer

Who died on August 31, 1979?

  • 1979
    Sally Rand, American dancer and actress (b. 1904)
  • 1979
    Tiger Smith, England cricketer (b. 1886)

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