What happened this day in history June 17, 1981

What are the important events that happened on June 17, 1981? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

June 17, 1981: Facts & Myths About This Day

June 17, 1981 is the 168th day of the year 1981 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 197 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 4, 1981 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 100,440 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 ‘hectahexacontaoctagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Nickel every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $678.05. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

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

Rooster is the mythical animal and Metal is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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June 17, 1981 Historical Events

  • 1981
    Hyatt Regency walkway collapse: In the Hyatt Regency Hotel the 2nd and 4th floor walkways collapse crushing 144 people to death, this was the worst structural failure in the United States.

Who were born on June 17, 1981?

  • 1981
    Kyle Boller, American football player
  • 1981
    Shane Watson, Australian cricketer

Who died on June 17, 1981?

  • 1981
    Richard O'Connor, British general (b. 1889)
  • 1981
    Zerna Sharp, American writer and educator (b. 1889)

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