May 17, 1980: Day of the Week
May 17, 1980 was the 138th day of the year 1980 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 228 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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 6, then by now that person has accumulated $6,131.00 today.
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Here’s the May 1980 calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly 1980 calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
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.
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Monkey is the mythical animal and Metal is the element for a person born on this day if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology (or Chinese zodiac).
May 17, 1980 Historical Event(s)
- 1980General Chun Doo-hwan of South Korea seizes control of the government and declares martial law in order to suppress student demonstrations.
- 1980On 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?
- 1980Dallas Taylor, American singer (Underoath)
- 1980Davor Džalto, Serbian/Croatian art historian
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