On This Day

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

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

Famous Weddings

1980 Highlights

About May 27, 1980

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 6 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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