May 3, 1975

May 3, 1975, was a Saturday. It was 49 years and 22 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On This Day

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What happened on May 3, 1975?

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

Born on May 3, 1975

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 3, 1975:

  • United States: "He Don't Love You" by Tony Orlando & Dawn
  • United Kingdom: "Oh Boy" by Mud

The Billboard Hot 100 on May 3, 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 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 3, 1975.


This date occurred 17,920 days ago. Approximately 597 months have passed. It was the 123rd day of 1975, in week 18. The decade was the seventies. People who were born on May 3, 1975, are now 49 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. The Earth has experienced 199 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to May 3, 1975

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

The date is May 3, 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. The school year is nearly finished. In America, the song "He Don't Love You" by Tony Orlando & Dawn is at the top of the singles charts, while "Oh Boy" by Mud is the number-one song in the UK. 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 "McCloud", "Upstairs, Downstairs", "Barnaby Jones", 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", "Gotcha", and "Tank".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Star Trek: The Animated Series", "The New Adventures of Gilligan", and "Land of the Lost". Children are playing with toys such as Twister mat, Frisbee, Baby Alive (doll), and Risk board game.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 3, 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 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.

Personality traits

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What happened around this time?

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

  • April 4, 1975: Microsoft is founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen.
  • April 6, 1975: Ted Bundy abducts 25-year-old Denise Lynn Oliverson from Grand Junction, Colorado.
  • April 13, 1975: The Lebanese Civil War begins.
  • April 17, 1975: The Khmer Rouge captures Phnom Penh.
  • April 18, 1975: The Cambodian Genocide begins as the Khmer Rouge begins the forced evacuation of Phnom Penh.
  • April 24, 1975: Welsh singer Pete Ham commits suicide at the age of 27.
  • April 26, 1975: North Vietnamese forces begin their assault on Saigon.
  • April 29, 1975: America begins to evacuate US citizens from Saigon, Vietnam.
  • April 30, 1975: The Vietnam War ends after communist forces seize control of Saigon.
  • This date: May 3, 1975
  • May 6, 1975:
    • Serial killer Ted Bundy abducts and murders 12-year-old Lynette Dawn Culver in Pocatello, Idaho.
    • Actor Sean Connery and Moroccan-French painter Micheline Roquebrune are married in Casablanca.
  • May 25, 1975: The Golden State Warriors win the 1975 NBA Finals after they defeat the Washington Bullets 4-0.
  • May 28, 1975: Football: Bayern Munich win the European Cup after defeating Leeds United 2-0.
  • May 31, 1975: 18-year-old Mona Blades goes missing while hitchhiking in New Zealand.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 3, 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 3, 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.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in May 1975

Television shows that people were watching in May 1975:

TV shows from May 1975.

Starsky & Hutch
Starsky & Hutch
Barney Miller
Barney Miller
The Jeffersons
The Jeffersons
Police Woman
Police Woman
The Rockford Files
The Rockford Files
Harry O
Harry O
Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie
Good Times
Good Times
Happy Days
Happy Days
The Six Million Dollar Man
The Six Million Dollar Man

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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in May 1975

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

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

Hong Kong Phooey
Hong Kong Phooey
The New Adventures of Gilligan
The New Adventures of Gilligan
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

Toys in 1975

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

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)
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in May 1975.

Pursuit 1975
Tank 1974
Gotcha 1973
Space Race 1973
Space Race
Pong 1972

Were you born on May 3, 1975?

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 3, 1981, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

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

Niccolo Machiavelli

Niccolo Machiavelli

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

Sugar Ray Robinson

Sugar Ray Robinson

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

James Brown

James Brown

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

Farrah Franklin

Farrah Franklin

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

Noah Munck

Noah Munck

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



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



National holidays and famous events that fall on May 3:


US President

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


UK Prime Minister

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

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

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Stats for May 3, 1975


Here are some interesting statistics about May 3, 1975:

  • 17,920 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,560 weeks have passed.
  • 1,548,288,000 seconds have passed since May 3, 1975.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,806,336,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 798,916,608,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 258,048,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 133,152,768 steps. That's roughly 59,179 miles.
  • 18,579,456 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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