May 8th, 1975, was a Thursday. It was day 128 of 1975. The decade was the Seventies.
47 years, 10 months and 12 days have passed since May 8th, 1975.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.
People who were born on this exact date.
These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on May 8th, 1975.
These were the top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The movie "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore" was at the top of the Box Office on May 8th, 1975.
Let's take a stroll down memory lane!
The date is May 8th, 1975, and it's a Thursday. 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, Sal Mineo, Anissa Jones and Rosalind Russell would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Hee Haw", "The Main Chance", "Upstairs, Downstairs" and "Baretta". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong", "Space Race", "Gotcha" and "Tank".
Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!" and "Bagpuss". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Twister mat, Frisbee, Weebles and Baby Alive (doll).
These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on May 8th, 1975.
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.
In 1975 and 1976, mood rings became a fad. The rings contained a special liquid that would show different colors at different temperatures.
The best NBA players in 1975 were Bob McAdoo, Rick Barry, Elvin Hayes, Nate Archibald and Walt Frazier.
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.
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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1975.
"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.
"Send in the Clowns" by Judy Collins won a Grammy for 1975's Song of the Year.
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.
The popularity of roller skates exploded during the later half of the 1970s.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Television shows that people were watching in May, 1975.
Starsky & Hutch
Detectives David Starsky and Kenneth 'Hutch' Hutchinson protect the streets of Bay City.
Sitcom about a police station in New York City. Starring Hal Linden as Captain Bernard "Barney" Miller.
TV show about an African- American couple that have moved into an upscale high-rise building.
Starring Robert Blake as street-wise detective Tony Baretta.
Starring Angie Dickinson as Sgt. "Pepper" Anderson.
The Rockford Files
TV show about a Private Detective that was previously jailed for a crime that he didn't commit.
Private detective series starring David Janssen as Harry Orwell.
Little House on the Prairie
TV show that was set in the 1870s.
American sitcom about a family living in a poor, black neighborhood in inner-city Chicago.
TV show that is set in the 1950s / 1960s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
TV show about a bald New York detective.
The Six Million Dollar Man
Sci-fi series about a superhuman man who was rebuilt using bionic implants.
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.
TV series about an American military medical unit during the Korean War.
The Bob Newhart Show
Sitcom starring Bob Newhart as a psychologist called Dr. Robert Hartley.
TV series about a family living in rural Virginia during the Great Depression.
Sitcom starring Bea Arthur as Maude Findlay. Spin-off of All in the Family.
American police series.
TV series about a fire department in LA.
Sanford and Son
American sitcom starring Redd Foxx and Demond Wilson.
British drama series about the aristocratic Bellamy family and their household staff.
American music program that was dedicated to funk, soul and R&B music.
McMillan & Wife
TV show about a San Francisco police commissioner and his wife Sally.
The Two Ronnies
British comedy sketch show starring Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett.
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.
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.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1975.
Land of the Lost
Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch
Valley of the Dinosaurs
Hong Kong Phooey
The New Adventures of Gilligan
Star Trek: The Animated Series
The Adventures of Black Beauty
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
The Electric Company
All in the Family
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines
The Pink Panther Show
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
The Bugs Bunny Show
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1975.
Dungeons & Dragons
Risk board game
Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle
Baby Alive (doll)
Kenner SSP Racers
Big Jim (action figure)
Uno (card game)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
G.I. Joe Adventure Team
The Easy-Bake Oven
Etch A Sketch
Popular video games that people were playing in May of 1975.
Arcade game where the player gets to control a World War I flying ace.
Arcade game developed by Kee Games.
Arcade game developed by Atari.
Arcade game in which two players each control a rocket ship.
Table tennis game.
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 8th, 1981, instead.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 8th.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 8th of May.
Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on May 8th, 1975.
Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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