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May 3rd, 1975

May 3rd, 1975, was a Saturday. It was Day 123 of 1975. The decade was the Seventies.

48 years, 1 months, and 8 days have passed since May 3rd, 1975.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On This Day

On this day.

What happened on May 3rd, 1975?

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

Born on May 3rd, 1975.

People who were born on this exact date.

Song charts

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on May 3rd, 1975.

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • He Don't Love You (Like I Love You) - Tony Orlando & Dawn
  • (Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song - B.J. Thomas
  • Before The Next Teardrop Falls - Freddy Fender
  • Philadelphia Freedom - The Elton John Band
  • Chevy Van - Sammy Johns
Play the top singles from the year 1975.
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1975. Take a trip back to the days of Queen, 10cc, ABBA, Barry Manilow and the Bee Gees.
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Top movie at the box office.

The movie "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore" was at the top of the box office on May 3rd, 1975.

Take me back to May 3rd, 1975!

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. People are currently 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 at the top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Oh Boy by Mud is the number-one hit song.

Gerald Ford is the President of the United States, and the movie Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore is at the top of the box office. Harold Wilson is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Medical Center", "The Mary Tyler Moore Show", "The Two Ronnies", and "Kojak".

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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Eamon de Valera, Sal Mineo, Anissa Jones, and Rosalind Russell would all still be alive.

People are playing video games such as "Pong", "Space Race", "Tank", and "Pursuit". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", "Valley of the Dinosaurs", and "Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch". Children are playing with toys such as Twister mat, Lite-Brite, Frisbee, and Shrinky Dinks.

News

News topics, nostalgic fads, and pop culture events.

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular 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 have become a fad.

    Mood rings have become a fad.

    Mood rings were a big fad in 1975 and 1976. 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.

  • 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.

  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players.

    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.

  • American women.

    American women.

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

  • 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 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 second half of the 1970s.

  • Disco music.

    Disco music.

    Disco music became mainstream during the latter half of the 1970s. Nightclub-goers often wore extravagant outfits. Furthermore, dances such as the "Hustle", the "Bump" and the "Penguin" also became popular.

  • Hitchhiking is declining.

    Hitchhiking is declining.

    Although hitchhiking is still pretty common, it is beginning to decline due to people's falling trust in strangers, lower air travel prices, an increase in highways, and more affordable cars.

  • Music cassette tapes are becoming popular.

    Music cassette tapes are becoming popular.

    Audio cassettes started becoming widespread from about 1972 onward. 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.

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

  • Wallpaper.

    Wallpaper.

    Wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes throughout the 1970s and 1980s. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.

  • Office workers are using typewriters.

    Office workers are using typewriters.

    Although personal computers began to emerge during the 1970s, typewriters were still the norm for most office workers.

  • The Volkswagen Beetle.

    The Volkswagen Beetle.

    The Volkswagen Beetle was one of the most common cars on the road. Sales of the vehicle increased following the release of the 1968 film The Love Bug (and its subsequent spin-offs).

  • Lava lamps are all the rage.

    Lava lamps are all the rage.

    Sales of lava lamps increased in the late 1960s. It wasn't until the second half of the 1970s that they started to go out of fashion.

Information

Facts.

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 48 years, 1 months, and 8 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: People born on May 3rd, 1975, are now 48 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1975 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 168303600.

Personality traits.

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Events

Around this time.

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around May 3rd, 1975.

  • April 4th, 1975: Microsoft is founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen.
  • April 6th, 1975: Ted Bundy abducts 25-year-old Denise Lynn Oliverson from Grand Junction, Colorado.
  • 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 26th, 1975: North Vietnamese forces begin their assault on Saigon.
  • April 29th, 1975: America begins to evacuate US citizens from Saigon, Vietnam.
  • 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.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

NEW! Check out our personality summary image for this birth date.

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 3rd, 1975, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • 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: A person 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.

Television shows

TV shows in 1975.

Television shows that people were watching in May 1975.

TV shows from May, 1975.

Starsky & Hutch
Starsky & Hutch
Detectives David Starsky and Kenneth 'Hutch' Hutchinson protect the streets of Bay City.

Barney Miller
Barney Miller
Sitcom about a police station in New York City. Starring Hal Linden as Captain Bernard "Barney" Miller.

The Jeffersons
The Jeffersons
TV show about an African- American couple that have moved into an upscale high-rise building.

Baretta
Baretta
Starring Robert Blake as street-wise detective Tony Baretta.

Police Woman
Police Woman
Starring Angie Dickinson as Sgt. "Pepper" Anderson.

The Rockford Files
The Rockford Files
TV show about a Private Detective that was previously jailed for a crime that he didn't commit.

Harry O
Harry O
Private detective series starring David Janssen as Harry Orwell.

Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie
TV show that was set in the 1870s.

Good Times
Good Times
American sitcom about a family living in a poor, black neighborhood in inner-city Chicago.

Happy Days
Happy Days
TV show that is set in the 1950s / 1960s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Kojak
Kojak
TV show about a bald New York detective.

The Six Million Dollar Man
The Six Million Dollar Man
Sci-fi series about a superhuman man who was rebuilt using bionic implants.

Barnaby Jones
Barnaby Jones
Television series about a Private Detective and his widowed daughter-in-law.

Last of the Summer Wine
Last of the Summer Wine
British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.

M*A*S*H
M*A*S*H
TV series about an American military medical unit during the Korean War.

The Bob Newhart Show
The Bob Newhart Show
Sitcom starring Bob Newhart as a psychologist called Dr. Robert Hartley.

The Waltons
The Waltons
TV series about a family living in rural Virginia during the Great Depression.

Maude
Maude
Sitcom starring Bea Arthur as Maude Findlay. Spin-off of All in the Family.

The Rookies
The Rookies
American police series.

Emergency!
Emergency!
TV series about a fire department in LA.

Sanford and Son
Sanford and Son
American sitcom starring Redd Foxx and Demond Wilson.

Upstairs, Downstairs
Upstairs, Downstairs
British drama series about the aristocratic Bellamy family and their household staff.

Soul Train
Soul Train
American music program that was dedicated to funk, soul and R&B music.

McMillan & Wife
McMillan & Wife
TV show about a San Francisco police commissioner and his wife Sally.

The Two Ronnies
The Two Ronnies
British comedy sketch show starring Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett.

All in the Family
All in the Family
American sitcom about the life of a working-class father and his family.

The Mary Tyler Moore Show
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Sitcom about a career-oriented woman who moves to Minneapolis after separating from her partner.

Cars in 1975.

1975 saw the introduction of cars such as the Cadillac Seville, the Volkswagen Polo, the Chevrolet Monza, the Ford Granada, the AMC Pacer and the Vauxhall Chevette.

Cars in 1975.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on May 3rd, 1975.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1975.

Land of the Lost
Land of the Lost

Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch
Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch

Valley of the Dinosaurs
Valley of the Dinosaurs

The New Adventures of Gilligan
The New Adventures of Gilligan

Bagpuss
Bagpuss

Happy Days
Happy Days

Bailey's Comets
Bailey's Comets

Star Trek: The Animated Series
Star Trek: The Animated Series

Schoolhouse Rock!
Schoolhouse Rock!

The Adventures of Black Beauty
The Adventures of Black Beauty

Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids

The Electric Company
The Electric Company

All in the Family
All in the Family

Sesame Street
Sesame Street

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines
Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines

The Pink Panther Show
The Pink Panther Show

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show

Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1975.

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

Dungeons & Dragons
Dungeons & Dragons

Connect Four
Connect Four

Magna Doodle
Magna Doodle

Risk board game
Risk board game

Shrinky Dinks
Shrinky Dinks

Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle
Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle

Baby Alive (doll)
Baby Alive (doll)

Shrinky Dinks
Shrinky Dinks

Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox Odyssey

Kenner SSP Racers
Kenner SSP Racers

Big Jim (action figure)
Big Jim (action figure)

Uno (card game)
Uno (card game)

Weebles
Weebles

VertiBird (toy helicopter)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)

G.I. Joe Adventure Team
G.I. Joe Adventure Team

Frisbee
Frisbee

Battleship (game)
Battleship (game)

Lite-Brite
Lite-Brite

Twister mat
Twister mat

Operation
Operation

The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven

Etch A Sketch
Etch A Sketch

Troll doll
Troll doll

Video games

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing in May of 1975.

Pursuit 1975
Pursuit
Arcade game where the player gets to control a World War I flying ace.

Tank 1974
Tank
Arcade game developed by Kee Games.

Gotcha 1973
Gotcha
Arcade game developed by Atari.

Space Race 1973
Space Race
Arcade game in which two players each control a rocket ship.

Pong 1972
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 of their early childhood.

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

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

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

Niccolo Machiavelli

Philosopher / Diplomat. Deceased
Born on May 3rd, 1469
He was not alive on this date.

Sugar Ray Robinson

Boxer. Deceased
Born on May 3rd, 1921
He turned 54 on this day in 1975.

James Brown

Singer. Deceased
Born on May 3rd, 1933
He turned 42 on this day in 1975.

Farrah Franklin

Singer.
Born on May 3rd, 1981
She was born exactly 6 years after this date.

Noah Munck

Actor.
Born on May 3rd, 1996
He was born exactly 21 years after this date.

Desiigner

Rapper.
Born on May 3rd, 1997
He was born exactly 22 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays.

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

  • Constitution Memorial Day (Japan)
USA

US President.

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

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 3rd, 1975 was most likely conceived around August 10th, 1974.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 3rd, 1975 is close to January 24th, 1976.

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Stats for May 3rd, 1975

Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 17,571 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,510 weeks have passed.
  • 1,518,134,400 seconds have passed since the May 3rd, 1975.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,771,156,800 times.
  • Since May 3rd, 1975, the Earth has travelled approximately 783,357,350,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 253,022,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 130,559,558 steps. That's about 58,026 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,217,613 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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