On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1980

Historical Events

  • Bolivian military coup; General Garcia Meza becomes president

Presidential Convention

Ronald Reagan formally accepts Republican nomination for US president

  • Zenko Suzuki becomes Premier of Japan

Famous Birthdays

  • Brett Goldstein, English comedian and actor (Ted Lasso), born in London, England
  • Javier Camuñas, Spanish footballer, born in Municipality of Parla, Spain
  • Philip Lawrence, American songwriter, musician, and record producer (Bruno Mars), born in Evansville, Indiana
  • Ryan Miller, American hockey player, born in East Lansing, Michigan

Famous Deaths

  • Boris Delaunay, Russian mathematician (b. 1890)
  • Donald "Red" Barry, American actor (Adventures of Red Ryder, Jesse James' Women), commits suicide at 68
1980 Highlights

About July 17, 1980

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 4 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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