What happened this day in history August 5, 1972

What are the important events that happened on August 5, 1972? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 5, 1972: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 5, 1972 is the 218th day of the year 1972 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 148 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 23, 1972 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 81,820,800 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 ‘dihectadecaoctagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Penny every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $157.57. (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.

Rat is the mythical animal and Water 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 5, 1972?

  • 1972
    Aaqib Javed, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1972
    Christian Olde Wolbers, Belgian guitarist and bassist (Fear Factory)
  • 1972
    Ikuto Hidaka, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1972
    Theodore Whitmore, Jamaican footballer

Who died on August 5, 1972?

  • 1972
    Harry Hylton-Foster, Speaker of the British House of Commons (b. 1905)

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