What happened this day in history September 17, 1980

What are the important events that happened on September 17, 1980? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

September 17, 1980: Facts & Myths About This Day

September 17, 1980 is the 261st day of the year 1980 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 105 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 4, 1980 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 93,888 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 ‘dihectahexacontahenagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Quarter every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $3,307.25. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate 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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September 17, 1980 Historical Events

  • 1980
    After weeks of strikes at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk, Poland, the nationwide independent trade union Solidarity is established.
  • 1980
    Former Nicaraguan President Anastasio Somoza Debayle is killed in Asunción, Paraguay.

Who were born on September 17, 1980?

  • 1980
    Danny Haren, American baseball player

Who died on September 17, 1980?

  • 1980
    Anastasio Somoza Debayle, President of Nicaragua (b. 1925)

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