What happened this day in history May 26, 1979

What are the important events that happened on May 26, 1979? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

May 26, 1979: Facts & Myths About This Day

May 26, 1979 is the 146th day of the year 1979 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 219 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 13, 1979 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 296,524,800 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 ‘hectatetracontahexagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Half dollar every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $6,852.00. (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.

Sheep 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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Who were born on May 26, 1979?

  • 1979
    Ashley Massaro, American model and professional wrestler
  • 1979
    Elisabeth Harnois, American actress
  • 1979
    Mehmet Okur, Turkish basketball player

Who died on May 26, 1979?

  • 1979
    George Brent, British actor (b. 1899)

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