On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1976

Historical Events


Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

28th Emmy Awards: The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Jack Albertson & M 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
1976 Highlights

About May 17, 1976

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 6 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus