|Centuries:||18th century - 19th century - 20th century|
|Decades:||1850s 1860s 1870s - 1880s - 1890s 1900s 1910s|
|Years:||1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889|
- May 17 - Private dedication of Manti Utah Temple by Wilford Woodruff.
- May 21 - Public dedication of Manti Utah Temple by Lorenzo Snow.
- May 27 - Erastus Snow died in Salt Lake City, Utah