What happened this day in history January 21, 1978

What are the important events that happened on January 21, 1978? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

January 21, 1978: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 21, 1978 is the 21st day of the year 1978 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 344 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 8, 1978 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 254,188,800 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 ‘icosihenagon’ day.

If a person born on this day saved a Half dollar every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $7,322.50. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Aquarius 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.

Snake is the mythical animal and Fire 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 21, 1978?

  • 1978
    Andrei Zyuzin, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1978
    Bryan Gilmore, National Football League player
  • 1978
    Faris al-Sultan, German-Iraqi triathlete
  • 1978
    Phil Stacey, American Idol finalist
  • 1978
    Tamir “Nokio” Ruffin, American singer

Who died on January 21, 1978?

  • 1978
    Freda Utley, British scholar and author. (b. 1898)

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