What happened this day in history May 3, 1978

What are the important events that happened on May 3, 1978? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

May 3, 1978: Facts & Myths About This Day

May 3, 1978 is the 123rd day of the year 1978 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 242 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 20, 1978 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 73,056 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 ‘hectaicosatrigon’ day.

If a person born on this day saved a Half dollar every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $7,297.50. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Taurus 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.

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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May 3, 1978 Historical Events

  • 1978
    The first unsolicited bulk commercial e-mail (which would later become known as “spam”) is sent by a Digital Equipment Corporation marketing representative to every ARPANET address on the west coast of the United States.

Who were born on May 3, 1978?

  • 1978
    Autumn Phillips, member of the British royal family
  • 1978
    Lawrence Tynes, American football player
  • 1978
    Paul Banks, American vocalist (Interpol)

Who died on May 3, 1978?

  • 1978
    Bill Downs, American broadcast journalist (b. 1914)

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