What happened this day in history February 8, 1980

What are the important events that happened on February 8, 1980? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

February 8, 1980: Facts & Myths About This Day

February 8, 1980 is the 39th day of the year 1980 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 327 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 26, 1980 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 318,816,000 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 ‘triacontaenneagon’ day.

If a person born on this day saved a Quarter every day starting at age 7, then by now that person has accumulated $3,363.50. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Aquarius 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.

Sheep is the mythical animal and Wood is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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Who were born on February 8, 1980?

  • 1980
    Cameron Muncey, Australian guitarist (Jet)
  • 1980
    Ralf Little, English actor and comedian
  • 1980
    Stephen Wright, English footballer

Who died on February 8, 1980?

  • 1980
    Nikos Xilouris, Greek singer (b. 1936)

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