What happened this day in history May 17, 1980

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

May 17, 1980: Facts & Myths About This Day

May 17, 1980 is the 138th day of the year 1980 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 228 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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

When this day started, 327,369,600 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 ‘hectatriacontaoctagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Nickel every day starting at age 7, then by now that person has accumulated $652.20. (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.

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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May 17, 1980 Historical Events

  • 1980
    General Chun Doo-hwan of South Korea seizes control of the government and declares martial law in order to suppress student demonstrations.
  • 1980
    On the eve of presidential elections, Maoist guerrilla group Shining Path attacks a polling location in the town of Chuschi, Ayacucho, starting the Internal conflict in Peru.

Who were born on May 17, 1980?

  • 1980
    Dallas Taylor, American singer (Underoath)
  • 1980
    Davor Džalto, Serbian/Croatian art historian

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