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May 31st, 1976.

May 31st, 1976, was a Monday. It was day 152 of 1976. The decade was the 1970s.

45 years and 16 days have passed since May 31st, 1976.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

Born on May 31st, 1976.

People who were born on this exact date.

  • Colin Farrell: Irish actor.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 31st, 1976.

  • United States: Love Hangover - Diana Ross
  • United Kingdom: No Charge - J.J. Barrie
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Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 31st, 1976 and it's a Monday. 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, No Charge by J.J. Barrie 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 "All in the Family", "McMillan & Wife", "Kojak" and "The Rockford Files".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tank", "Pursuit", "Gun Fight" and "Breakout". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" and "Happy Days". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Lite-Brite, Baby Alive (doll), Magna Doodle and Micronauts.

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 31st, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Jimmy Carter.

    Jimmy Carter.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 45 years and 16 days have passed since May 31st, 1976.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 23 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 31st, 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 202345200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around May 31st, 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 31st, 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.
  • June 27th, 1976: Palestinian militants hijack an Air France plane before flying it to Entebbe, Uganda.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 31st, 1976, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 31st, 1976 falls under the Deer.
  • 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.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on May 31st, 1976.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1976.

Toys and games that were 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
  • The Easy-Bake Oven
  • Etch A Sketch

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • 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.

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 31st, 1982 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 31st of May.

  • May 31st, 1930: Clint Eastwood (Actor) turned 46 on this day in 1976.
  • May 31st, 1989: Marco Reus (German soccer player) was born exactly 13 years after this date.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 31st of May.

  • Spring Bank Holiday (UK)
  • Memorial Day (USA)

US President.

Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on May 31st, 1976.

UK Prime Minister.

James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 31st, 1976.

Irish Taoiseach.

Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 31st, 1976 was most likely conceived around the 22nd of August, 1975.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 31st, 1976 is close to the 10th of March, 1977.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 31st, 1976.

  • A total of 16,452 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,350 weeks have passed.
  • 1,421,452,800 seconds have passed since the May 31st, 1976.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,658,361,600 times.
  • Since May 31st, 1976, the earth has travelled approximately 733,469,644,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 236,908,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 122,244,941 steps. That's about 54,331 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,057,434 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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