What Happened on May 27, 1980

Historical Events

  • South Korean police ends people's uprising; 2,000 killed
  • The Gwangju Massacre: South Korean airborne and army troops retake city of Gwangju from civil militias, killing at least 207 possibly many more

Famous Birthdays

Ben Feldman (43 years old)

American actor (The Perfect Man, Superstore), born in Potomac, Maryland

  • Jessica Deglau, 200m butterfly (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
Born in 1980

Famous Weddings

Jean-Claude Duvalier

President of Haiti Jean-Claude Duvalier (28) weds Michele Bennett in Haiti

About May 27, 1980

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 3 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Funkytown - Lipps, Inc.
  • UK #1 Song: Theme From M*A*S*H (Suicide Is Painless) - Mash