May 1976 calendar

May 1976

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in May 1976.
The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on May 1976: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1976?


  • 01 May 1976 Jos Hermens on the Netherlands sets record for 20,000 metre, 57:24.2.
  • 02 May 1976 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic.
  • 04 May 1976 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue opens at Mark Hellinger NYC for 7 performances
  • 05 May 1976 Anderlecht wins 16th soccer Europe Cup II.
  • 06 May 1976 An earthquake strikes Friuli, causing 989 deaths and the destruction of entire villages.
  • 08 May 1976 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 7 performances
  • 09 May 1976 So Long 174th St closes at Harkness Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • 11 May 1976 Emmy 3rd Daytime Award presentation
  • 12 May 1976 Bayern Munich wins 21st Europe Cup 1.
  • 14 May 1976 Lowell Thomas ends 46 years as radio network reporter
  • 15 May 1976 Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
  • 16 May 1976 Sue Roberts wins LPGA American Defender Golf Classic.
  • 17 May 1976 28th Emmy Awards: Mary Tyler Moore Show, Jack Albertson and M Learned
  • 19 May 1976 Liverpool wins 5th UEFA Cup at Bridge.
  • 22 May 1976 St. Louis Cardinal Reggie Smith hits 3 HR
  • 24 May 1976 Muhammad Ali TKOs Richard Dunn in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 25 May 1976 Heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali knocks out Richard Dunn in five rounds for heavyweight boxing title in Munich, Germany.
  • 29 May 1976 One Piece At A Time by Johnny Cash hits #29
  • 30 May 1976 22nd LPGA Championship won by Betty Burfeindt.
  • 31 May 1976 Syria intervenes in the Lebanese Civil War in opposition to the Palestine Liberation Organization, whom it had previously supported.
  • 21 May 1976 Twenty-nine people are killed in the Yuba City bus disaster in Martinez, California.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in May 1976?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Let Your Love Flow
  2. - Welcome Back
  3. - Boogie Fever
  4. - Silly Love Songs
  5. - Love Hangover

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Save Your Kisses For Me
  2. - Fernando
  3. - You See The Trouble With Me
  4. - No Charge
  5. - Music


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in May 1976?

The Adams Chronicles by Jack Shepherd

The Adams Chronicles


The Adams Chronicles is a text-and-picture history of four generations from one of America's most prominent families. It tells the story largely in their own words, mainly through letters and diaries.

Agent In Place by Helen MacInnes

Agent In Place


Chuck Kelso is an idealist. He only intended to leak a top-secret NATO memo to the media, but he soon finds it in the hands a Russian.

The Deep by Peter Benchley

The Deep


A couple travels to Bermuda for their honeymoon. They dive off the coast to search for a sunken ship.

Curtain by Agatha Christie



Harper Collins is now home to the Queen of Mystery! Agatha Christie is the acknowledged mistress in suspense. She's the creator of Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot in Belgium, as well as many other memorable characters. Her entire collection of …

The Boys From Brazil by Ira Levin

The Boys From Brazil


The classic thriller about Dr. Josef Mengele and his nightmarish plot for the restoration of the Third Reich. Dr. Josef Mengele is alive and hiding in South America. He gathers former colleagues to embark on a terrifying project: the creation …