What happened this day in history May 8, 1972

What are the important events that happened on May 8, 1972? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

May 8, 1972: Facts & Myths About This Day

May 8, 1972 is the 129th day of the year 1972 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 237 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 25, 1972 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 74,131,200 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 ‘hectaicosaenneagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Dime every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $1,578.70. (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.

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

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May 8, 1972 Historical Events

  • 1972
    Four Black September terrorists hijack Sabena Flight 571. Israeli Sayeret Matkal commandos recapture the plane the following day.
  • 1972
    Vietnam War – U.S. President Richard M. Nixon announces his order to place mines in major North Vietnamese ports in order to stem the flow of weapons and other goods to that nation.

Who were born on May 8, 1972?

  • 1972
    Darren Hayes, Australian singer
  • 1972
    Ray Whitney, Canadian ice hockey player

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