On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 1980

Historical Events

  • Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Mauritania provisional constitution published

Famous Birthdays

  • Eli Pariser, American political activist (MoveOn.org)
  • Ryan Hunter-Reay, American race car driver
1980 Highlights

About December 17, 1980

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 40 years and 10 months
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Sagittarius