What happened this day in history August 8, 1981

What are the important events that happened on August 8, 1981? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 8, 1981: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 8, 1981 is the 220th day of the year 1981 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 145 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 26, 1981 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 6,101,280 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 Penny every day starting at age 7, then by now that person has accumulated $116.89. (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.

Rooster is the mythical animal and Metal 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 8, 1981?

  • 1981
    Bradley McIntosh, British pop singer
  • 1981
    Harel Skaat, Israeli singer
  • 1981
    Kaori Iida, Japanese singer and actress
  • 1981
    Meagan Good, American actress
  • 1981
    Roger Federer, Swiss tennis player
  • 1981
    Vanessa Amorosi, Australian singer and songwriter

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