What happened this day in history December 5, 1979

What are the important events that happened on December 5, 1979? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

December 5, 1979: Facts & Myths About This Day

December 5, 1979 is the 339th day of the year 1979 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 26 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 22, 1979 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 5,220,000 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 ‘trihectatriacontaenneagon’ 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 $130.33. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Sagittarius 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 5, 1979 Historical Events

  • 1979
    Sonia Johnson is formally excommunicated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for her outspoken criticism of the church concerning the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

Who were born on December 5, 1979?

  • 1979
    Evonne Hsu, Taiwanese singer
  • 1979
    Gareth McAuley, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1979
    Matteo Ferrari, Italian footballer
  • 1979
    Nick Stahl, American actor
  • 1979
    Niklas Hagman, Finnish ice hockey player

Who died on December 5, 1979?

  • 1979
    Jesse Pearson, American actor (b. 1930)

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