On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1976

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

102nd Kentucky Derby: Puerto Rican jockey Ángel Cordero Jr.wins aboard Bold Forbes, the second of 3 Derby successes

  • Empress Lilly, replica of a paddle steamer, dedicated at Walt Disney World, Florida

Famous Birthdays

  • Darius McCrary, actor (Edward Winslow-Family Matters)

Famous Deaths

  • Alexandros Panagoulis, Greek poet who fought the military junta in Greece (b. 1939)
  • Rex O'Malley, British actor (Camille, Zara, Midnight, Thief), dies at 75
  • T.R.M. Howard, civil rights leader, entrepreneur, surgeon (b. 1908)
1976 Highlights

About May 1, 1976

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 6 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus