On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1979

Historical Events

  • Coldest temperature ever recorded in Hawaii - 12°F (-11°C), on top of Mauna Kea
  • Emmy 6th Daytime Award presentation, "Ryan's Hope" wins Outstanding Daytime Drama Series
  • Phillies beat Cubs, 23-22, on 50 hits with 11 HRs

Famous Birthdays

  • Wayne Thomas, English footballer, born in Gloucester, England
1979 Highlights

About May 17, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 5 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Taurus