May 2nd, 1976

May 2nd, 1976, fell on a Sunday. It was day 123 of 1976. The decade was the 1970s.

44 years, 7 months and 1 days have passed since May 2nd, 1976.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 2nd, 1976:

  • United States: Let Your Love Flow - Bellamy Brothers
  • United Kingdom: Save Your Kisses For Me - Brotherhood of Man

Take Me Back!

The date is May 2nd, 1976 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

The summer of 1976 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual. In America, the song Let Your Love Flow by Bellamy Brothers is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Save Your Kisses For Me by Brotherhood of Man is the number one hit song.

Gerald Ford is currently the President of the United States and James Callaghan is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Because it's 1976, the music charts are being dominated by the likes of ABBA, Queen, Chicago, Elton John, Kiki Dee, Wings and Rod Stewart. People are watching popular TV shows such as "All in the Family", "Maude", "M*A*S*H" and "Welcome Back, Kotter".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tank", "Pursuit" and "Gun Fight". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "The Pink Panther Show" and "All in the Family". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "VertiBird (toy helicopter)", "Big Jim (action figure)", "Magnavox Odyssey" and "Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle".


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 2nd, 1976.

  • 1976 in music.

    Top music artists in 1976 included the likes of Wings, KC and the Sunshine Band, Rod Stewart, Ohio Players, Barry Manilow, England Dan, John Ford Coley, Wild Cherry, Walter Murphy & the Big Apple Band, Diana Ross, ABBA, The Manhattans and The Spinners.

  • Jimmy Carter.

    U.S. President Jimmy Carter was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1976.

  • 1976 in movies.

    Movies released in 1976 included Rocky, To Fly!, A Star Is Born, All the President's Men, The Omen, In Search of Noah's Ark, King Kong, Silver Streak, The Enforcer, Midway, Carrie, Freaky Friday, Car Wash and Taxi Driver.

  • Barry Manilow - "I Write the Songs"

    "I Write the Songs" by Barry Manilow would go on to win a Grammy for 1976's Song of the Year.

  • Rocky

    "Rocky" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1976.

  • Who were the best football players in 1976?

    In 1976, the best soccer players were Franz Beckenbauer, Rob Rensenbrink, Ivo Viktor, Kevin Keegan, Michel Platini, Anton Ondrus, Johan Cruyff, Ivan Curkovic, Rainer Bonhof, Gerd Müller and Marian Masny.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 44 years, 7 months and 1 days have passed since May 2nd, 1976.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 18 of 1976.
  • Leap Year: 1976 was a leap year, which means that it contained 366 days instead of 365 (with an extra day in February).
  • Age: Anyone born on May 2nd, 1976, will be 44 years of age.
  • People born in 1976 belong to the "Generation X" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 199839600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around May 2nd, 1976:

  • April 5th, 1976: American businessman Howard Hughes passes away due to kidney failure.
  • April 5th, 1976: James Callaghan becomes the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  • April 13th, 1976: 40 workers are killed during an explosion at an ammunition factory in Lapua, Finland.
  • April 23rd, 1976: 3-year-old Sandy Davidson disappears while he is playing in the back garden of his house in Irvine, Scotland.
  • May 1st, 1976: FA Cup Final 1976: A goal from Bobby Stokes helps Southampton secure a 1-0 victory over Manchester United.
  • May 4th, 1976: A train crash in the Netherlands kills 24 people.
  • May 6th, 1976: 900 people are killed when an earthquake strikes the Friuli region of Italy.
  • May 12th, 1976: Football: Bayern Munich win the European Cup after defeating Saint-Etienne 1-0.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 2nd, 1976, 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, 1976 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: May 2nd, 1976 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.

  • Laverne & Shirley - Series about two roommates called Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney.
  • The Bionic Woman - Starring Lindsay Wagner as Jaime Sommers.
  • Wonder Woman - TV show about a superhero called Diana Prince.
  • Welcome Back, Kotter - Gabe Kotter returns to his old school as a teacher, where he's put in charge of "the Sweathogs".
  • 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.

1976 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1976.

  • Happy Days
  • 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

1976 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1976:

  • Micronauts
  • Stretch Armstrong
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Connect Four
  • Magna Doodle
  • Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle
  • Baby Alive (doll)
  • Shrinky Dinks
  • Magnavox Odyssey
  • Kenner SSP Racers
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • VertiBird (toy helicopter)
  • G.I. Joe Adventure Team
  • Battleship (game)
  • Lite-Brite
  • Easy-Bake Oven
  • Etch A Sketch

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 2nd of May:


US President

Who was the US President on May 2nd, 1976?

  • Gerald Ford was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 2nd, 1976?

  • James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on May 2nd, 1976 was probably conceived around the 24th of July, 1975. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 2nd, 1976 is the 9th of February, 1977. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

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

  • Gun Fight - Wild West themed arcade shooter game.
  • Pursuit - Arcade game where the player gets to control a World War I flying ace.
  • Tank - Arcade game developed by Kee Games.

How old was I?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on May 2nd, 1976.

Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about May 2nd, 1976.

  • 16,286 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,407,114,000 seconds have passed since the May 2nd, 1976.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,641,633,000 times.
  • Since May 2nd, 1976, earth has travelled approximately 726,070,824,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 234,519,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 121,011,804 steps. That's about 53,783 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,885,368 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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