What happened this day in history October 20, 1978

What are the important events that happened on October 20, 1978? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

October 20, 1978: Facts & Myths About This Day

October 20, 1978 is the 293rd day of the year 1978 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 72 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 7, 1978 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 277,689,600 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 ‘dihectaenneacontatrigon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Quarter every day starting at age 4, then by now that person has accumulated $3,472.75. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper 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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Who were born on October 20, 1978?

  • 1978
    Paul Wilson, Scottish bass player (Snow Patrol)
  • 1978
    Virender Sehwag, Indian cricketer

Who died on October 20, 1978?

  • 1978
    Gunnar Nilsson, Swedish race car driver (b. 1948)

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