May 8th, 1975

May 8th, 1975, fell on a Thursday. It was day 128 of 1975. The decade was the 1970s.

45 years, 4 months and 19 days have passed since May 8th, 1975.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Enrique Iglesias: Singer.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 8th, 1975:

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

Take Me Back!

The date is May 8th, 1975 and it's a Thursday. 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. 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.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "McCloud", "Upstairs, Downstairs", "Last of the Summer Wine" and "Little House on the Prairie". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Race", "Gotcha", "Tank" and "Pursuit". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "The Pink Panther Show", "Sesame Street" and "The New Adventures of Gilligan".

Popular toys include the likes of "Lite-Brite", "Battleship (game)", "G.I. Joe Adventure Team" and "Shrinky Dinks".


News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on May 8th, 1975.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Judy Collins - "Send in the Clowns"

    "Send in the Clowns" by Judy Collins would go on to win a Grammy for 1975's Song of the Year.

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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

  • The Vietnam War ends.

    On the 29th of April, 1975, the United States began to evacuate its citizens from Saigon. The next day, on the 30th of April, 1975, North Vietnamese forces captured the city. This marked the end of the war.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 45 years, 4 months and 19 days have passed since May 8th, 1975.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 19 of 1975.
  • Leap Year: 1975 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 8th, 1975, will be 45 years of age.
  • People born in 1975 belong to the "Generation X" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 168735600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around May 8th, 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 29th, 1975: The U.S. begins to evacuate U.S. citizens from Saigon.
  • April 30th, 1975: The Vietnam War ends.
  • May 3rd, 1975: FA Cup Final 1975: West Ham United defeat Fulham 2-0.
  • 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.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 8th, 1975, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (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).
  • Native American Zodiac: May 8th, 1975 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

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

1975 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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"


1975 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been 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)
  • Weebles
  • VertiBird (toy helicopter)
  • G.I. Joe Adventure Team
  • Frisbee
  • Battleship (game)
  • Lite-Brite
  • Easy-Bake Oven
  • Etch A Sketch

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 8th of May:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 8th of May:

  • Victory in Europe Day (France)

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on May 8th, 1975.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on May 8th, 1975 was probably conceived around the 29th of July, 1974. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 8th, 1975 is the 15th of February, 1976. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • 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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about May 8th, 1975.

  • 16,579 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,432,425,600 seconds have passed since the May 8th, 1975.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,671,163,200 times.
  • Since May 8th, 1975, earth has travelled approximately 739,131,609,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 238,737,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 123,188,602 steps. That's about 54,750 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,189,107 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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