August 27, 1979: Day of the Week
August 27, 1979 was the 239th day of the year 1979 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 126 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
A person born on this day will be 39 years old today. If that same person saved a Half dollar every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $6,387.50 today.
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Here’s the August 1979 calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly 1979 calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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Sheep is the mythical animal and Earth is the element for a person born on this day if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology (or Chinese zodiac).
August 27, 1979 Historical Event(s)
- 1979A Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb kills British World War II admiral Louis Mountbatten and three others while they are boating on holiday in Sligo, Republic of Ireland. Shortly after, 18 British Army soldiers are killed in an ambush near Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland (see Warrenpoint ambush).
Who were born on August 27, 1979?
- 1979Aaron Paul, American actor
- 1979Giovanni Capitello, American filmmaker and actor
- 1979Rusty Smith, American shorttracker
- 1979Sarah Neufeld, Canadian musician (Arcade Fire)
- 1979Tian Liang, Chinese diver
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