What Happened on May 17, 1980

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 105th Preakness: Angel Cordero Jr aboard Codex wins in 1:54.2
  • Major race riot in Miami Florida - 16 killed, 300 injured

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Paul & Linda McCartney appear on "Saturday Night Live"

Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels
  • V. S. Kumar Anandan from Sri Lanka balances on one foot for 33 hours (Guinness World Record)

Famous Birthdays

  • Dallas Taylor, American metal singer (Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, Underoath), born in Florida, United States
  • Davor D┼żalto, Serbian art historian