On This Day

January 17, 1980 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • A Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb prematurely detonates on a passenger train near Belfast, killing three and injuring five (including the bombers)
  • NASA launches Fltsatcom-3

Birthdays in History

  • Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Ukrainian ballroom dancer, born in Odessa, Ukraine
1980 in History