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Monday January 8, 1979

January 8, 1979: Day of the Week

January 8, 1979 was the 8th day of the year 1979 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 357 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.

A person born on this day will be 40 years old today. If that same person saved a Quarter every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $3,419.25 today.

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Here’s the January 1979 calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly 1979 calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Capricorn is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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Horse 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).

January 8, 1979 Historical Event(s)

  • 1979
    The tanker Betelgeuse explodes in Bantry Bay, Ireland.

Who were born on January 8, 1979?

  • 1979
    Adrian Mutu, Romanian footballer
  • 1979
    Mirella van Melis, Dutch track and road cyclist
  • 1979
    Sarah Polley, Canadian actress
  • 1979
    Seol Ki-Hyeon, South Korean footballer
  • 1979
    Stipe Pletikosa, Croatian footballer
  • 1979
    Torry Castellano, American musician (The Donnas)

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