On This Day

What Happened on May 3, 1976

Historical Events

  • Panama 747SP lands after record flight around world (46:26)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pulitzer prize awarded to Saul Bellow (Humboldt's Gift)

Novelist Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeff Halpern, American ice hockey player, born in Potomac, Maryland

Famous Deaths

  • David Bruce [Marden Andrew McBroom], American actor (The Mad Ghoul, Flying Tigers), dies from a heart attack at 60
  • Ernie Nevers, American College, Pro Football Hall of Fame fullback, coach (Stanford, Chicago Cardinals), dies of heart & kidney ailments at 72
1976 Highlights

About May 3, 1976

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 5 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

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