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May 9th, 1976.

May 9th, 1976, was a Sunday. It was day 130 of 1976. The decade was the 1970s.

45 years, 8 months and 11 days have passed since May 9th, 1976.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

Song charts

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 9th, 1976.

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on May 9th, 1976.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Welcome Back - John Sebastian
  • Right Back Where We Started From - Maxine Nightingale
  • Boogie Fever - The Sylvers
  • Fooled Around And Fell In Love - Elvin Bishop
  • Silly Love Songs - Wings
Play the top hits from 1976.
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All the President's Men

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "All the President's Men" was at the top of the box office on May 9th, 1976.

Take me back to May 9th, 1976!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 9th, 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 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 and the movie All the President's Men is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, James Callaghan is the current Prime Minister. 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.

In fashion, clothes have become baggier and pants have become less flared. Sports clothing and the "disco look" are both popular at the moment. Women are wearing sundresses, strapless tops with t-shirts, shoulder pads, cardigans, knee-length skirts and daisy dukes. Meanwhile, men are wearing tracksuits, flare jeans, low-top sneakers and untucked collared shirts. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Anissa Jones, Tommy Bolin, Elvis Presley and Marc Bolan would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Hawaii Five-O", "Sanford and Son", "Baretta" and "Fawlty Towers".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tank", "Pursuit" and "Gun Fight". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines", "Sesame Street", "The Electric Company" and "Happy Days". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Etch A Sketch, Lite-Brite, Baby Alive (doll) and Connect Four.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on May 9th, 1976.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1976?

    Who were the best NBA players in 1976?

    The best NBA players in 1976 were Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, George McGinnis, Nate Archibald, Rick Barry and Pete Maravich.

  • 1976 in movies.

    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.

  • Who were the best football players 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.

  • Rocky.

    Rocky.

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

  • Jimmy Carter.

    Jimmy Carter.

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

  • Barry Manilow - "I Write the Songs"

    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.

  • 1976 in music.

    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.

  • Mood rings have become a fad.

    Mood rings have become a fad.

    In 1975 and 1976, mood rings became a fad. The rings contained a special liquid that would show different colors at different temperatures.

  • Roller skates.

    Roller skates.

    The popularity of roller skates exploded during the later half of the 1970s.

  • Disco music.

    Disco music.

    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.

  • Music cassette tapes are becoming popular.

    Music cassette tapes are becoming 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.

  • Color TV surpasses black-and-white.

    Color TV surpasses black-and-white.

    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.

  • People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    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.

  • Lava lamps are all the rage.

    Lava lamps are all the rage.

    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.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 45 years, 8 months and 11 days have passed since May 9th, 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 9th, 1976, will be 45 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1976 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 200444400.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around May 9th, 1976.

  • April 11th, 1976: Apple releases the Apple-1 desktop computer.
  • 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.
  • This date: May 9th, 1976
  • May 10th, 1976: UK politics: Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe resigns amid accusations that he was involved in a plot to murder male model Norman Scott.
  • 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.
  • June 5th, 1976: 11 people are killed when the Teton Dam collapses in Idaho.
  • June 6th, 1976: The Boston Celtics win the 1976 NBA Finals after they defeat the Phoenix Suns 4-2.

Personality traits.

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Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 9th, 1976, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 9th, 1976 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

TV shows from May, 1976.

Laverne & Shirley
Laverne & Shirley
Series about two roommates called Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney.

The Bionic Woman
The Bionic Woman
Starring Lindsay Wagner as Jaime Sommers.

Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman
TV show about a superhero called Diana Prince.

Fawlty Towers
Fawlty Towers
British sitcom about a hotel owner called Basil Fawlty.

Welcome Back, Kotter
Welcome Back, Kotter
Gabe Kotter returns to his old school as a teacher, where he's put in charge of "the Sweathogs".

Starsky & Hutch
Starsky & Hutch
Detectives David Starsky and Kenneth 'Hutch' Hutchinson protect the streets of Bay City.

Barney Miller
Barney Miller
Sitcom about a police station in New York City. Starring Hal Linden as Captain Bernard "Barney" Miller.

The Jeffersons
The Jeffersons
TV show about an African- American couple that have moved into an upscale high-rise building.

Baretta
Baretta
Starring Robert Blake as street-wise detective Tony Baretta.

The Rockford Files
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
Little House on the Prairie
TV show that was set in the 1870s.

Good Times
Good Times
American sitcom about a family living in a poor, black neighborhood in inner-city Chicago.

Happy Days
Happy Days
TV show that is set in the 1950s / 1960s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Kojak
Kojak
TV show about a bald New York detective.

The Six Million Dollar Man
The Six Million Dollar Man
Sci-fi series about a superhuman man who was rebuilt using bionic implants.

Barnaby Jones
Barnaby Jones
Television series about a Private Detective and his widowed daughter-in-law.

Last of the Summer Wine
Last of the Summer Wine
British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.

M*A*S*H
M*A*S*H
TV series about an American military medical unit during the Korean War.

The Bob Newhart Show
The Bob Newhart Show
Sitcom starring Bob Newhart as a psychologist called Dr. Robert Hartley.

The Waltons
The Waltons
TV series about a family living in rural Virginia during the Great Depression.

Maude
Maude
Sitcom starring Bea Arthur as Maude Findlay. Spin-off of All in the Family.

The Rookies
The Rookies
American police series.

Emergency!
Emergency!
TV series about a fire department in LA.

Sanford and Son
Sanford and Son
American sitcom starring Redd Foxx and Demond Wilson.

Soul Train
Soul Train
American music program that was dedicated to funk, soul and R&B music.

McMillan & Wife
McMillan & Wife
TV show about a San Francisco police commissioner and his wife Sally.

The Two Ronnies
The Two Ronnies
British comedy sketch show starring Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett.

Cars in 1976.

1976 saw the introduction of cars such as the Ford Fiesta, the Pontiac Phoenix, the BMW 6 Series, the Dodge Aspen, the Volvo 300 Series and the Plymouth Sapporo.

Cars in 1976.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on May 9th, 1976.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1976.

The Oddball Couple
The Oddball Couple

Return to the Planet of the Apes
Return to the Planet of the Apes

The Great Grape Ape Show
The Great Grape Ape Show

Land of the Lost
Land of the Lost

Bagpuss
Bagpuss

Happy Days
Happy Days

Star Trek: The Animated Series
Star Trek: The Animated Series

Schoolhouse Rock!
Schoolhouse Rock!

The Adventures of Black Beauty
The Adventures of Black Beauty

Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids

The Electric Company
The Electric Company

All in the Family
All in the Family

Sesame Street
Sesame Street

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines
Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines

The Pink Panther Show
The Pink Panther Show

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show

Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1976.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1976.

Stretch Armstrong
Stretch Armstrong

Micronauts
Micronauts

Dungeons & Dragons
Dungeons & Dragons

Connect Four
Connect Four

Magna Doodle
Magna Doodle

Risk board game
Risk board game

Shrinky Dinks
Shrinky Dinks

Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle
Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle

Baby Alive (doll)
Baby Alive (doll)

Shrinky Dinks
Shrinky Dinks

Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox Odyssey

Kenner SSP Racers
Kenner SSP Racers

Big Jim (action figure)
Big Jim (action figure)

VertiBird (toy helicopter)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)

G.I. Joe Adventure Team
G.I. Joe Adventure Team

Battleship (game)
Battleship (game)

Lite-Brite
Lite-Brite

Twister mat
Twister mat

Operation
Operation

The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven

Etch A Sketch
Etch A Sketch

Troll doll
Troll doll

Video games

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

Gun Fight 1975
Gun Fight
Wild West themed arcade shooter game.

Pursuit 1975
Pursuit
Arcade game where the player gets to control a World War I flying ace.

Tank 1974
Tank
Arcade game developed by Kee Games.

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1976.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out May 9th, 1982 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on May 9th.

Billy Joel

Singer.
Born on May 9th, 1949
He turned 27 on this day in 1976.

Ghostface Killah

Rapper.
Born on May 9th, 1970
He turned 6 on this day in 1976.

Nicolas Ghesquière

French fashion designer.
Born on May 9th, 1971
He turned 5 on this day in 1976.

Holidays

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 9th of May.

  • Victory Day (Russia)
USA

US President.

Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on May 9th, 1976.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 9th, 1976.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 9th, 1976 was most likely conceived around August 17th, 1975.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 9th, 1976 is close to January 30th, 1977.

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Stats for May 9th, 1976

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 9th, 1976.

  • A total of 16,692 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,384 weeks have passed.
  • 1,442,192,400 seconds have passed since the May 9th, 1976.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,682,557,800 times.
  • Since May 9th, 1976, the earth has travelled approximately 744,171,278,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 240,365,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 124,028,546 steps. That's about 55,124 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,306,309 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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