What happened this day in history January 20, 1980

What are the important events that happened on January 20, 1980? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

January 20, 1980: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 20, 1980 is the 20th day of the year 1980 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 346 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 7, 1980 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 317,174,400 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 ‘icosagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Quarter every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $3,324.50. (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.

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 January 20, 1980?

  • 1980
    Brigitte Olivier, Belgian judoka
  • 1980
    Philippe Cousteau, Jr., French oceanographer; grandson of Jacques Cousteau

Who died on January 20, 1980?

  • 1980
    William Roberts, British painter (b. 1895)

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