What happened this day in history August 8, 1973

What are the important events that happened on August 8, 1973? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 8, 1973: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 8, 1973 is the 220th day of the year 1973 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 145 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 26, 1973 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,893,600 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 ‘dihectaicosagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a dollar every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $16,187.00. (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.

Ox 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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August 8, 1973 Historical Events

  • 1973
    Kim Dae-Jung, a South Korean politician and later president of South Korea, is kidnapped.

Who were born on August 8, 1973?

  • 1973
    Scott Stapp, American singer (Creed)
  • 1973
    Senta Moses, American actress
  • 1973
    Shane Lee, Australian cricketer
  • 1973
    Toby Allen, Australian singer (Human Nature)

Who died on August 8, 1973?

  • 1973
    Dean Corll, American serial killer (b. 1939)
  • 1973
    Nikos Zachariadis, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Greece (b. 1903)
  • 1973
    Vilhelm Moberg, Swedish author and historian (b. 1898)

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