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May 3rd, 1975.

May 3rd, 1975, was a Saturday. It was day 123 of 1975. The decade was the 1970s.

46 years, 1 months and 9 days have passed since May 3rd, 1975.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On this day.

What happened on May 3rd, 1975?

  • FA Cup Final 1975: West Ham United defeat Fulham 2-0.

Born on May 3rd, 1975.

People who were born on this exact date.

  • Dule Hill: Actor.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 3rd, 1975.

  • United States: He Don't Love You - Tony Orlando & Dawn
  • United Kingdom: Oh Boy - Mud
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Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 3rd, 1975 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

The summer of 1975 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual. In America, the song He Don't Love You by Tony Orlando & Dawn is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Oh Boy by Mud is the number one hit song.

Gerald Ford is currently the President of the United States and Harold Wilson is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. In fashion, the hippie look from the 1960s and early 1970s has disappeared. The disco look is beginning to take off. Women are wearing t-shirts, khaki pants, mood rings, kimonos and flare jumpsuits. Meanwhile, men are wearing velvet sports coats, slogan t-shirts, flannel, frilly shirts, jeans and khaki chinos. Because it's 1975, the music charts are being dominated by the likes of Billy Swan, 10cc, Alain Barriere, Morris Albert, the Salsoul Orchestra, Captain & Tennille, Elton John and David Bowie.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Mary Tyler Moore Show", "Happy Days", "Little House on the Prairie" and "Starsky & Hutch". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong", "Space Race", "Gotcha" and "Pursuit". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Pink Panther Show", "Sesame Street", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" and "Happy Days".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Battleship (game), VertiBird (toy helicopter), Kenner SSP Racers and Magna Doodle.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on May 3rd, 1975.

  • The Vietnam War ends.

    The Vietnam War ends.

    On April 29th, 1975, the United States began to evacuate its citizens from Saigon. The next day, North Vietnamese forces captured the city. This marked the end of the war.

  • Mood rings become a fad.

    Mood rings become a fad.

    In 1975 and 1976, mood rings became a fad. The rings contained a special liquid that would show different colors at different temperatures.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1975?

    Who were the best NBA players in 1975?

    The best NBA players in 1975 were Bob McAdoo, Rick Barry, Elvin Hayes, Nate Archibald and Walt Frazier.

  • Who were the best football players in 1975?

    Who were the best football players in 1975?

    In 1975, the best soccer players were Oleg Blokhin, Franz Beckenbauer, Johan Cruyff, Berti Vogts, Sepp Maier, Ruud Geels, Jupp Heynckes, Paul Breitner, Colin Todd and Dudu Georgescu.

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

    "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1975.

  • Judy Collins - "Send in the Clowns"

    Judy Collins - "Send in the Clowns"

    "Send in the Clowns" by Judy Collins won a Grammy for 1975's Song of the Year.

  • 1975 in movies.

    1975 in movies.

    Movies released in 1975 included Jaws, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Dog Day Afternoon, Shampoo, The Return of the Pink Panther, Funny Lady, The Apple Dumpling Gang, "Aloha, Bobby and Rose", The Other Side of the Mountain, Barry Lyndon, Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Death Race 2000.

  • American women.

    American women.

    "American women" were named as the Time Person of the Year in 1975. This cover symbolized the new consciousness of women and their changing roles in American society.

  • 1975 in music.

    1975 in music.

    Billboard-topping music artists in 1975 included The Eagles, The Elton John Band, Glen Campbell, John Denver, KC and the Sunshine Band, Stevie Wonder, Frankie Valli, Minnie Riperton, The Bee Gees and Freddy Fender.

  • Roller skates.

    Roller skates.

    The popularity of roller skates exploded during the later half of the 1970s.

  • Disco music.

    Disco music.

    In the second half of the 1970s, disco music became mainstream. During this period, nightclub-goers often wore extravagant outfits. Furthermore, dances such as the "Hustle", the "Bump" and the "Penguin" also became popular.

  • Music cassette tapes are becoming popular.

    Music cassette tapes are becoming popular.

    From about 1972 onward, audio cassettes started to become more widespread. Although they lacked the sound quality of vinyl records, they were far more convenient and portable.

  • Color TV surpasses black-and-white.

    Color TV surpasses black-and-white.

    Around this period, sales of color TV sets began to surpass sales of the older black-and-white sets. By this stage, almost all of the popular daytime networks were broadcasting in color.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 46 years, 1 months and 9 days have passed since May 3rd, 1975.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 18 of 1975.
  • Leap Year: 1975 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 3rd, 1975, will be 46 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1975 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 168303600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around May 3rd, 1975.

  • April 4th, 1975: Microsoft is founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen.
  • April 13th, 1975: The Lebanese Civil War begins.
  • April 17th, 1975: The Khmer Rouge captures Phnom Penh.
  • April 18th, 1975: The Cambodian Genocide begins as the Khmer Rouge begins the forced evacuation of Phnom Penh.
  • April 24th, 1975: Welsh singer Pete Ham commits suicide at the age of 27.
  • April 29th, 1975: The U.S. begins to evacuate U.S. citizens from Saigon.
  • April 30th, 1975: The Vietnam War ends after communist forces seize control of Saigon.
  • This date: May 3rd, 1975
  • May 6th, 1975: Serial killer Ted Bundy abducts and murders 12-year-old Lynette Dawn Culver in Pocatello, Idaho.
  • May 6th, 1975: Actor Sean Connery and Moroccan-French painter Micheline Roquebrune are married in Casablanca.
  • May 25th, 1975: The Golden State Warriors win the 1975 NBA Finals after they defeat the Washington Bullets 4-0.
  • May 28th, 1975: Football: Bayern Munich win the European Cup after defeating Leeds United 2-0.
  • May 31st, 1975: 18-year-old Mona Blades goes missing while hitchhiking in New Zealand.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 3rd, 1975, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1975 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 3rd, 1975 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • Starsky & Hutch - Detectives David Starsky and Kenneth 'Hutch' Hutchinson protect the streets of Bay City.
  • The Jeffersons - TV show about an African- American couple that have moved into an upscale high-rise building.
  • Baretta - Starring Robert Blake as street-wise detective Tony Baretta.
  • The Rockford Files - TV show about a Private Detective that was previously jailed for a crime that he didn't commit.
  • Little House on the Prairie - TV show that was set in the 1870s.
  • Good Times - American sitcom about a family living in a poor, black neighborhood in inner-city Chicago.
  • Happy Days - TV show that is set in the 1950s / 1960s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • Kojak - TV show about a bald New York detective.
  • Barnaby Jones - Television series about a Private Detective and his widowed daughter-in-law.
  • Last of the Summer Wine - British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.
  • M*A*S*H - TV series about an American military medical unit during the Korean War.
  • The Waltons - TV series about a family living in rural Virginia during the Great Depression.

Kid's TV shows on May 3rd, 1975.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1975.

  • The New Adventures of Gilligan
  • Happy Days
  • Star Trek: The Animated Series
  • Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
  • All in the Family
  • Sesame Street
  • The Pink Panther Show
  • Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  • The Bugs Bunny Show
  • Captain Kangaroo

Popular toys and games in 1975.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1975.

  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Connect Four
  • Magna Doodle
  • Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle
  • Baby Alive (doll)
  • Shrinky Dinks
  • Magnavox Odyssey
  • Kenner SSP Racers
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • Uno (card game)
  • Weebles
  • VertiBird (toy helicopter)
  • G.I. Joe Adventure Team
  • Frisbee
  • Battleship (game)
  • Lite-Brite
  • The Easy-Bake Oven
  • Etch A Sketch

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • Pursuit - Arcade game where the player gets to control a World War I flying ace.
  • Tank - Arcade game developed by Kee Games.
  • Gotcha - Arcade game developed by Atari.
  • Space Race - Arcade game in which two players each control a rocket ship.
  • Pong - Table tennis game.

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1975.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out May 3rd, 1981 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 3rd of May.

  • May 3rd, 1469: Niccolo Machiavelli (Philosopher / Diplomat) (Deceased)
  • May 3rd, 1921: Sugar Ray Robinson (Boxer) turned 54 on this day in 1975.
  • May 3rd, 1933: James Brown (Singer) turned 42 on this day in 1975.
  • May 3rd, 1997: Desiigner (Rapper) was born exactly 22 years after this date.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 3rd of May.

  • Constitution Memorial Day (Japan)

US President.

Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on May 3rd, 1975.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 3rd, 1975.

Irish Taoiseach.

Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 3rd, 1975.

  • A total of 16,842 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,406 weeks have passed.
  • 1,455,148,800 seconds have passed since the May 3rd, 1975.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,697,673,600 times.
  • Since May 3rd, 1975, the earth has travelled approximately 750,856,780,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 242,524,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 125,142,797 steps. That's about 55,619 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,461,786 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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