What happened this day in history February 29, 1988

What are the important events that happened on February 29, 1988? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

February 29, 1988: Facts & Myths About This Day

February 29, 1988 is the 60th day of the year 1988 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 306 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is February 16, 1988 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 573,091,200 seconds 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 ‘hexacontagon’ 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 $9,828.00. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Pisces is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone 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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February 29, 1988 Historical Events

  • 1988
    South African archbishop Desmond Tutu is arrested along with 100 clergymen during a five-day anti-apartheid demonstration in Cape Town
  • 1988
    Svend Robinson becomes the first member of the Canadian House of Commons to come out as gay.

Who were born on February 29, 1988?

  • 1988
    Benedikt Höwedes, German footballer
  • 1988
    Bobby Sanguinetti, American ice hockey player
  • 1988
    Scott Golbourne, English footballer

Who died on February 29, 1988?

  • 1988
    Sidney Harmon, American film producer (b. 1907)

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