On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1976

Historical Events

Emmy Awards

28th Emmy Awards: "The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Jack Albertson & Micheal Learned win

  • Earthquake in Uzbekistan: thousands killed

Famous Birthdays

  • Anna Windsor, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Daniel Komen, Nyaru Kenya, 5k runner
  • Lee-Hom Wang, American-born Taiwanese musician and composer
  • Peter Devine, American fencer-foil (Olympics 1996), born in NYC, New York
  • Rochelle Aytes, American actress (Mistresses), born in Harlem, New York City
1976 Highlights

About May 17, 1976

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 6 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus