What happened this day in history January 28, 1980

What are the important events that happened on January 28, 1980? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

January 28, 1980: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 28, 1980 is the 28th day of the year 1980 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 338 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 15, 1980 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 317,865,600 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 ‘icosioctagon’ day.

If a person born on this day saved a dollar every day starting at age 4, then by now that person has accumulated $14,489.00. (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.

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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January 28, 1980 Historical Events

  • 1980
    USCGC Blackthorn collides with the tanker Capricorn while leaving Tampa Florida and capsizes killing 23 Coast Guard crewmembers.

Who were born on January 28, 1980?

  • 1980
    Jesse James Hollywood, American drug dealer and fugitive
  • 1980
    Nick Carter, American singer (Backstreet Boys)
  • 1980
    Yasuhito Endo, Japanese footballer

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