May 5th, 1976

May 5th, 1976, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 126 of 1976. The decade was the 1970s.

44 years, 2 months and 5 days have passed since May 5th, 1976.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 5th, 1976:

  • United States: Welcome Back - John Sebastian
  • United Kingdom: Fernando - ABBA

Take Me Back!

The date is May 5th, 1976 and it's a Wednesday. 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 "Columbo.", "Kojak", "The Rockford Files" and "Baretta". 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", "The Pink Panther Show", "Sesame Street" and "All in the Family".

Popular toys include the likes of "Etch A Sketch", "Magnavox Odyssey", "Dungeons & Dragons" and "Stretch Armstrong".


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 5th, 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:

  • 44 years, 2 months and 5 days have passed since May 5th, 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 5th, 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 200098800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around May 5th, 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.
  • 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 5th, 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 5th, 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 5th of May:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 5th of May:

  • Liberation Day (Denmark)
  • Children's Day (Japan)

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on May 5th, 1976.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on May 5th, 1976 was probably conceived around the 27th of July, 1975. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 5th, 1976 is the 12th 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 5th, 1976.

Videos

Looking for some nostalgia? Here are some Youtube videos relating to May 5th, 1976. Please note that videos are automatically selected by Youtube and that results may vary! Click on the "Load Next Video" button to view the next video in the search playlist. In many cases, you'll find episodes of old TV shows, documentaries, music videos and soap dramas.


NB: If a video is blank, click on the button above to view the next one...

Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about May 5th, 1976.

  • 16,137 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,394,236,800 seconds have passed since the May 5th, 1976.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,626,609,600 times.
  • Since May 5th, 1976, earth has travelled approximately 719,426,188,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 232,372,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 119,904,365 steps. That's about 53,291 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,730,842 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Random Dates

A list of random dates that you might be interested in:


Previous Day
4th of May, 1976