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
1979 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Kristóf Baráti, Hungarian classical violinist, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Wayne Thomas, English footballer, born in Gloucester, England
Born in 1979

About May 17, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 44 years and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Reunited - Peaches & Herb
  • UK #1 Song: Bright Eyes - Art Garfunkel