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May 6th, 1975.

May 6th, 1975, was a Tuesday. It was day 126 of 1975. The decade was the 1970s.

46 years, 5 months and 16 days have passed since May 6th, 1975.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On this day.

What happened on May 6th, 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.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 6th, 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 6th, 1975.

Take me back to May 6th, 1975!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 6th, 1975 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. 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 "What's My Line?", "Maude", "The Waltons" and "The Rockford Files". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Race", "Gotcha", "Tank" and "Pursuit".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Sesame Street", "Star Trek: The Animated Series" and "Happy Days". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the Easy-Bake Oven, Frisbee, G.I. Joe Adventure Team 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 6th, 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.

  • 46 years, 5 months and 16 days have passed since May 6th, 1975.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 19 of 1975.
  • Leap Year: 1975 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 6th, 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 168562800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around May 6th, 1975.

  • 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.
  • May 3rd, 1975: FA Cup Final 1975: West Ham United defeat Fulham 2-0.
  • This date: May 6th, 1975
  • 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 6th, 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 33.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 6th, 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 - 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.
  • Maude - Sitcom starring Bea Arthur as Maude Findlay. Spin-off of All in the Family.
  • Emergency! - TV series about a fire department in LA.
  • Upstairs, Downstairs - British drama series about the aristocratic Bellamy family and their household staff.
  • McMillan & Wife - TV show about a San Francisco police commissioner and his wife Sally.
  • All in the Family - American sitcom about the life of a working-class father and his family.
  • The Mary Tyler Moore Show - Sitcom about a career-oriented woman who moves to Minneapolis after separating from her partner.
  • McCloud - A New Mexico deputy marshall gets assigned to Manhattan's 27th Precinct.
  • Marcus Welby, M.D. - Medical drama television program.

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 6th, 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
  • Risk board game
  • Shrinky Dinks
  • 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 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 6th, 1981 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on May 6th.

Sigmund Freud

Father of psychoanalysis. Deceased
Born on May 6th, 1856
He was not alive on this date.

Tony Blair

British Prime Minister.
Born on May 6th, 1953
He turned 22 on this day in 1975.

George Clooney

Actor.
Born on May 6th, 1961
He turned 14 on this day in 1975.

Dani Alves

Brazilian soccer player.
Born on May 6th, 1983
He was born exactly 8 years after this date.

US President.

Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on May 6th, 1975.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 6th, 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 6th, 1975.

  • A total of 16,971 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,424 weeks have passed.
  • 1,466,294,400 seconds have passed since the May 6th, 1975.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,710,676,800 times.
  • Since May 6th, 1975, the earth has travelled approximately 756,607,910,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 244,382,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 126,101,318 steps. That's about 56,045 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,595,533 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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