May 2nd, 1976

May 2nd, 1976, fell on a Sunday. Day 123 of 1976. Decade: 1970s.

44 years, 1 months and 3 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

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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 44 years, 1 months and 3 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 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.
  • 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 this particular date?

  • Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on May 2nd, 1976.

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).

Computer Games

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

  • Gun Fight - Wild West themed arcade shooter game.

2nd of May

Events that have occurred on the 2nd of May:

  • May 2nd, 1519: Leonardo da Vinci dies.
  • May 2nd, 1997: The Labour Party in Britain return to power after 18 years.
  • May 2nd, 1997: Tony Blair becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  • May 2nd, 1998: English footballer Justin Fashanu commits suicide.
  • May 2nd, 2011: 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden is killed by a United States special forces military unit in Pakistan.
  • May 2nd, 1962: Football: Portuguese side Benfica win the European Cup after they defeat Real Madrid 5-3 at the Olympisch Stadion in Amsterdam.
  • May 2nd, 1964: FA Cup Final 1964: West Ham United defeat Preston North End 3-2.
  • May 2nd, 1972: 91 people are killed by a fire at the Sunshine Mine in Idaho.
  • May 2nd, 1993: Football: Manchester United win their first league title in 26 years.
  • May 2nd, 2003: The X-Men movie X2 (2003) is released.
  • May 2nd, 2004: Football: Leeds United are relegated from the Premier League after a 4-1 defeat at Bolton.
  • May 2nd, 2007: Football: A.C. Milan progress to the Champions League final after defeating Manchester United 3-0 at the San Siro
  • May 2nd, 2007: Rapper Soulja Boy releases his single "Crank That".
  • May 2nd, 2008: The movie Iron Man (2008) is released.
  • May 2nd, 2016: Football: Leicester City are crowned Premier League champions after title rivals Tottenham Hotspur draw 2-2 with Chelsea.
  • May 2nd, 2016: Afeni Shakur passes away.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 16,105 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,391,472,000 seconds have passed since the May 2nd, 1976.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,623,384,000 times.
  • Since May 2nd, 1976, earth has travelled approximately 717,999,552,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 231,912,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 119,666,592 steps. That's about 53,185 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,697,664 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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