What happened this day in history May 24, 1980

What are the important events that happened on May 24, 1980? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

May 24, 1980: Facts & Myths About This Day

May 24, 1980 is the 145th day of the year 1980 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 221 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 11, 1980 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 5,466,240 minutes 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 ‘hectatetracontapentagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Cent every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $124.23. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

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

Monkey 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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May 24, 1980 Historical Events

  • 1980
    The International Court of Justice calls for the release of United States embassy hostages in Tehran, Iran. The hostages would not be freed until the following January.

Who were born on May 24, 1980?

  • 1980
    Cecilia Cheung, Hong Kong actress and singer

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