What happened this day in history January 1, 1979

What are the important events that happened on January 1, 1979? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

January 1, 1979: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 1, 1979 is the 1st day of the year 1979 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 364 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 19, 1978 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 4,733,280 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 ‘henagon’ 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 $13,482.00. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Capricorn is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Horse 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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January 1, 1979 Historical Events

  • 1979
    Formal diplomatic relations are established between the China and the United States.

Who were born on January 1, 1979?

  • 1979
    Brody Dalle, Australian singer (The Distillers)
  • 1979
    Fadi El Khatib, Lebanese basketball player
  • 1979
    Koichi Domoto, Japanese artist

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