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May 8, 1975

May 8, 1975, was a Thursday. It was 48 years, 11 months, and 8 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

Birthdays

Born on May 8, 1975

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Music charts

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on May 8, 1975:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on May 8, 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 songs 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 8, 1975.

Facts

This date was 17,876 days ago. Approximately 596 months have passed. It was the 128th day of 1975, in week 19. The decade was the seventies. People born on this day are currently 48 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. The Earth has experienced 199 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to May 8, 1975

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Thursday, May 8, 1975. 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. 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.

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.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "What's My Line?", "The Main Chance", "The Two Ronnies", and "Good Times". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Race", "Gotcha", "Tank", and "Pursuit". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!", "The Electric Company", "Happy Days", and "Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch".

Popular toys at the moment include Troll doll, the Easy-Bake Oven, VertiBird (toy helicopter), and Big Jim (action figure).

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 8, 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.

Personality traits

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to May 8, 1975.

  • 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.
  • May 3, 1975: FA Cup Final 1975: West Ham United defeat Fulham 2-0.
  • 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.
  • This date: May 8, 1975
  • 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.
  • June 5, 1975: 67.23% of voters in the United Kingdom vote "Yes" in the EEC membership referendum.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 8, 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 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 8, 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

TV shows in 1975

The following TV shows were popular in May 1975:

TV shows from May 1975.

Starsky & Hutch
Starsky & Hutch
Barney Miller
Barney Miller
The Jeffersons
The Jeffersons
Baretta
Baretta
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
Kojak
Kojak
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

Kids TV shows on May 8, 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

Hong Kong Phooey
Hong Kong Phooey
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
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1975

Toys and games that were popular 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)
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in May 1975.

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

Were you born on May 8, 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 8, 1981, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 8.

Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman

US President Deceased
Born on May 8, 1884
He was not alive on this date.

David Attenborough

David Attenborough

British broadcaster
Born on May 8, 1926
He turned 49 on this day in 1975.

Sonny Liston

Sonny Liston

Boxer Deceased
Born on May 8, 1932
He was not alive on this date.

Matt Willis

Matt Willis

Busted
Born on May 8, 1983
He was born exactly 8 years after this date.

6ix9ine

6ix9ine

Rapper
Born on May 8, 1996
He was born exactly 21 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on May 8:

USA

US President

Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on May 8, 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 8, 1975 was most likely conceived around August 15, 1974.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 8, 1975 is close to January 29, 1976.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about May 8, 1975:

  • 17,876 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,553 weeks have passed.
  • 1,544,486,400 seconds have passed since May 8, 1975.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,801,900,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 796,954,982,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 257,414,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 132,825,830 steps. That's roughly 59,034 miles.
  • 18,533,837 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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