What Happened on May 27, 1980

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • South Korean police ends people's uprising; 2,000 killed
  • The Gwangju Massacre: Airborne and army troops of South Korea retake the city of Gwangju from civil militias, killing at least 207 and possibly many more.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jessica Deglau, 200m butterfly (Olympics-96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

President of Haiti Jean-Claude Duvalier (28) weds Michele Bennett in Haiti

President of Haiti Jean-Claude Duvalier
President of Haiti
Jean-Claude Duvalier