What happened this day in history January 8, 1979

What are the important events that happened on January 8, 1979? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

January 8, 1979: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 8, 1979 is the 8th day of the year 1979 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 357 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 26, 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, 79,056 hours 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 ‘octagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Quarter every day starting at age 7, then by now that person has accumulated $3,090.50. (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.

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 8, 1979 Historical Events

  • 1979
    The tanker Betelgeuse explodes in Bantry Bay, Ireland.

Who were born on January 8, 1979?

  • 1979
    Adrian Mutu, Romanian footballer
  • 1979
    Mirella van Melis, Dutch track and road cyclist
  • 1979
    Sarah Polley, Canadian actress
  • 1979
    Seol Ki-Hyeon, South Korean footballer
  • 1979
    Stipe Pletikosa, Croatian footballer
  • 1979
    Torry Castellano, American musician (The Donnas)

Who died on January 8, 1979?

  • 1979
    Sara Carter, American country musician (b. 1898)

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