May 27th, 1976

May 27th, 1976, fell on a Thursday. It was day 148 of 1976. The decade was the 1970s.

44 years, 10 months and 25 days have passed since May 27th, 1976.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 27th, 1976:

  • United States: Love Hangover - Diana Ross
  • United Kingdom: Fernando - ABBA

Take Me Back!

The date is May 27th, 1976 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. The summer of 1976 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual.

In America, the song Love Hangover by Diana Ross 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 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. 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Maude", "Barnaby Jones", "Good Times" and "Wonder Woman".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tank", "Pursuit", "Gun Fight" and "Breakout". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "The Pink Panther Show", "Sesame Street" and "Happy Days". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Etch A Sketch", "Lite-Brite", "Kenner SSP Racers" and "Connect Four".


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 27th, 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.

  • 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 44 years, 10 months and 25 days have passed since May 27th, 1976.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 22 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 27th, 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 201999600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around May 27th, 1976:

  • 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 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.
  • This date: May 27th, 1976
  • 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.
  • June 18th, 1976: The East Area Rapist (Joseph James DeAngelo) carries out his first attack in Rancho Cordova, Sacramento.
  • June 20th, 1976: Czechoslovakia defeats West Germany in a penalty shootout in the UEFA Euro 1976 Final.
  • June 25th, 1976: Horror film "The Omen" is released in the United States.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 27th, 1976, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1976 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: May 27th, 1976 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would 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

Video Games

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

  • Breakout - Arcade game published by Atari.
  • 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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 27th of May:


US President

Who was the US President on May 27th, 1976?

  • Gerald Ford was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 27th, 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 27th, 1976 was probably conceived around the 18th of August, 1975. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 27th, 1976 is the 6th of March, 1977. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about May 27th, 1976.

  • 16,400 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,416,960,000 seconds have passed since the May 27th, 1976.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,653,120,000 times.
  • Since May 27th, 1976, earth has travelled approximately 731,151,360,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 236,160,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 121,858,560 steps. That's about 54,159 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,003,520 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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