What happened this day in history August 9, 1988

What are the important events that happened on August 9, 1988? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 9, 1988: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 9, 1988 is the 222nd day of the year 1988 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 144 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 27, 1988 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 163,080 hours 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 ‘dihectaicosadigon’ day.

If a person born on this day saved a dollar every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $11,156.00. (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.

Dragon 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 9, 1988 Historical Events

  • 1988
    Wayne Gretzky is traded from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings in one of the most controversial player transactions in hockey history, upsetting many Canadians.

Who were born on August 9, 1988?

  • 1988
    Vasilios Koutsianikoulis, Greek footballer

Who died on August 9, 1988?

  • 1988
    Giacinto Scelsi, Italian composer (b. 1905)
  • 1988
    Ramón Valdés, Mexican actor (b. 1923)

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