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Friday May 9, 1980

May 9, 1980: Day of the Week

May 9, 1980 was the 130th day of the year 1980 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 236 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.

A person born on this day will be 39 years old today. If that same person saved a Cent every day starting at age 7, then by now that person has accumulated $117.88 today.

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Here’s the May 1980 calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly 1980 calendar.

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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 9, 1980 Historical Event(s)

  • 1980
    In Florida, Liberian freighter MV Summit Venture collides with the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay, making a 1,400-ft. section of the southbound span collapse. 35 people in six cars and a Greyhound bus fall 150 ft. into the water and die.
  • 1980
    In Norco, California, five masked gunman hold up a Security Pacific bank, leading to a violent shoot-out and one of the largest pursuits in California history. Two of the gunmen and one police officer are killed and thirty-three police and civilian vehicles are destroyed in the chase.

Who were born on May 9, 1980?

  • 1980
    Angela Nikodinov, American figure skater
  • 1980
    Grant Hackett, Australian swimmer
  • 1980
    Jo Hyeon-jae, South Korean actor
  • 1980
    Tony Schmidt, German racing driver

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