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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, 5 months and 22 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.

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
Play the top hits 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 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. 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 the movie Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Harold Wilson is the current Prime Minister. 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, Anissa Jones and Tommy Bolin would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "Kojak", "The Rockford Files" and "Baretta".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong", "Gotcha", "Tank" and "Pursuit". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "All in the Family", "Star Trek: The Animated Series", "Bagpuss" and "The New Adventures of Gilligan". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Twister mat, VertiBird (toy helicopter), Weebles and Big Jim (action figure).

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 have become a fad.

    Mood rings have 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.

  • People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

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

  • Lava lamps are all the rage.

    Lava lamps are all the rage.

    In the late 1960s, sales of lava lamps took off. It wasn't until the second half of the 1970s that they started to go out of fashion.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 46 years, 5 months and 22 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 26th, 1975: North Vietnamese forces begin their assault on Saigon.
  • 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.

TV shows from May, 1975.

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

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.

The Rockford Files
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
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.

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 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.

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

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

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

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.

McCloud
McCloud
A New Mexico deputy marshall gets assigned to Manhattan's 27th Precinct.

Marcus Welby, M.D.
Marcus Welby, M.D.
Medical drama television program.

Columbo
Columbo
Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.

What's My Line?
What's My Line?
Panel game show.

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.

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
The New Adventures of Gilligan

Bagpuss
Bagpuss

Happy Days
Happy Days

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

The Adventures of Black Beauty
The Adventures of Black Beauty

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

All in the Family
All in the Family

Sesame Street
Sesame Street

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

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.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

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 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 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.

Desiigner

Rapper.
Born on May 3rd, 1997
He 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 16,977 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,425 weeks have passed.
  • 1,466,812,800 seconds have passed since the May 3rd, 1975.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,711,281,600 times.
  • Since May 3rd, 1975, the earth has travelled approximately 756,875,404,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 244,468,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 126,145,901 steps. That's about 56,065 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,601,754 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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