What Happened on July 17, 1980

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Bolivian military coup; general Garcia Meza becomes president

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Ronald Reagan formally accepts Republican nomination for US president

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Zenko Suzuki becomes premier of Japan

Famous Birthdays

  • Javier Camuñas, Spanish footballer
  • Ryan Miller, American hockey player

Famous Deaths

  • Boris Delaunay, Russian mathematician (b. 1890)
  • Donald Barry, actor (Mr Gallo-Mr Novak), dies at 68