What happened this day in history December 27, 1979

What are the important events that happened on December 27, 1979? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

December 27, 1979: Facts & Myths About This Day

December 27, 1979 is the 361st day of the year 1979 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 4 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 14, 1979 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 5,251,680 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 ‘trihectahexacontahenagon’ day.

If a person born on this day saved a Penny every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $141.58. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Capricorn is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx 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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December 27, 1979 Historical Events

  • 1979
    The Soviet Union invades the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan.

Who were born on December 27, 1979?

  • 1979
    Carson Palmer, American football player
  • 1979
    David Dunn, English footballer

Who died on December 27, 1979?

  • 1979
    Hafizullah Amin, second President of Afghanistan (b. 1929)

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