May 4th, 1976, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 125 of 1976. The decade was the 1970s.
44 years, 4 months and 24 days have passed since May 4th, 1976.
On This Date
Events that occurred on May 4th, 1976:
A train crash in the Netherlands kills 24 people.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 4th, 1976:
United States: Welcome Back - John Sebastian
United Kingdom: Fernando - ABBA
Take Me Back!
The date is May 4th, 1976 and it's a Tuesday. The summer of 1976 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual. In America, the song Welcome Back by John Sebastian is on top of the singles charts.
Over in the UK, Fernando by ABBA is the number one hit song. Gerald Ford is currently the President of the United States. 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 "Marcus Welby, M.D.", "Last of the Summer Wine", "Good Times" and "The Jeffersons". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tank", "Pursuit" and "Gun Fight". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Sesame Street" and "Happy Days".
If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Battleship (game)", "G.I. Joe Adventure Team", "VertiBird (toy helicopter)" and "Baby Alive (doll)".
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 4th, 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.
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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1976.
Basic facts and information about this date:
44 years, 4 months and 24 days have passed since May 4th, 1976.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 19 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 4th, 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 200012400.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around May 4th, 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 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.
June 2nd, 1976: Arizona Republic reporter Don Bolles is murdered by a car bomb.
Horoscopes & Birthstone Information
Zodiac & Birthstone information:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 4th, 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 4th, 1976 falls under the Beaver.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
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:
Dungeons & Dragons
Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle
Baby Alive (doll)
Kenner SSP Racers
Big Jim (action figure)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
G.I. Joe Adventure Team
Etch A Sketch
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 4th of May:
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?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about May 4th, 1976.
16,218 days have passed since this date.
1,401,235,200 seconds have passed since the May 4th, 1976.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,634,774,400 times.
Since May 4th, 1976, earth has travelled approximately 723,037,363,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 233,539,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 120,506,227 steps. That's about 53,558 miles!
Since this date, 16,814,822 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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