Today in History for 17th January 1980

Day of Week: Thursday

Historical Events

Events 1 - 2 of 2

- Dunmurry train explosion: 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 4

- Gareth McLearnon, Northern Irish flautist
- Kimberly Spicer, American model
- Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Ukrainian ballroom dancer
- Zooey Deschanel, Los Angeles, California, American actress (Almost Famous)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 1 of 1

- Barbara Britton, actress (Pamela-Mr & Mrs North), dies at 59

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