What Happened On 17th May 1980 In History

May 17th (1980) was a Saturday. It's the 137th day of the year (138th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 228 days left to the end of the year.

Historical Events for 17th May, 1980

  • » On the eve of presidential elections, Maoism or Maoist guerrilla warfare called guerrilla group Shining Path attacks a polling location in the town of Chuschi, Ayacucho, starting the Internal conflict in Peru.

Famous Birthdays on May 17 in 1980

  • » Davor Džalto, Bosnian historian and philosopher
  • » Fredrik Kessiakoff, Swedish cyclist
  • » Dallas Taylor (vocalist) called Dallas Taylor, American singer-songwriter (Underoath and Maylene and the Sons of Disaster)

May 17th Holidays in History

  • » Public holidays in Malaysia or Birthday of the Raja (Perlis)
  • » Christian feast day:
  • » Paschal Baylon
  • » William Hobart Hare (Episcopal Church (USA))
  • » Restituta
  • » May 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • » Constitution Day (Nauru)
  • » Norwegian Constitution Day called Constitution Day (Norway)
  • » Earliest date on which Trinity Sunday can fall, while June 20 is the latest; celebrated on the first Sunday after Pentecost. (Western Christianity)
  • » Galician Literature Day or 'Día das Letras Galegas' (Galicia (Spain) known as Galicia)
  • » International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia aka IDAHO
  • » Liberation Day (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
  • » Great Famine (Ireland) e.g National Famine Memorial Day (Ireland)
  • » Navy Day Argentina or Navy Day (Argentina)

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