Notable events in May
In many countries, May Day is May 1. This is celebrated as Labour Day in many countries.
The first Saturday in May is the date of the Kentucky Derby.
In Western Europe May 8 is VE Day. In Eastern Europe it is celebrated on May 9.
In the European Union May 9 is Europe Day.
On May 12, International Nurses Day is celebrated.
In the US the Indianapolis 500 is held on the Sunday before Memorial Day (last Monday in May).
May is the fifth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. It is also a month within the northern season of spring.The month may have been named for the Greek goddess Maia, who was identified with the Roman era goddess of fertility, Bona Dea, whose festival was held in May. Although some historians claim that May was named after the Latin word majores which means older men since they say that May is dedicated to old men.In any calendar year, no other month starts on the same day of the week as May.
Monday's child is fair of face.

Your Birthstone is Emerald and your Birth Flower is Lily of the Valley.
Sally Harper
Monday, 17th of May 1976

You were born 12053 days ago! 138 days into the year
- with 228 days left

Congratulations on birthday number 33.
Aged 33, Michael Schumacher wins his 5th Formula 1 world championship in 2002.
1976 Winners!
Canterbury were the Plunket Shield winners.
Ranfurly Shield holders in the 1976 season were Auckland and Manawatu.
The New Zealand Open Golf Champion in 1976 was Simon Owen of New Zealand.

- Best Picture went to Rocky
- Best Actor Oscar was awarded to Peter Finch for his performance in Network
- The Best Actress award went to Faye Dunaway in Network.

Time magazine's Man of the Year award went to Jimmy Carter.
Your World in 1976
In 1976 the population of New Zealand was 3,176,748. Australia had 14,033,083 residents. The world population was 4,141,423,600.
Easter Sunday fell on April 18th and Mother's Day was May 9th.
The name of the day's origins revolve mostly around the moon, which in turn gets its name from Mani (Old English Mona), the Germanic moon goddess. This second day was sacred to the goddess of the moon. In Germanic languages Monday is known as Montag in German, as maandag in Dutch and as Mondag in Swedish. Similarly, the names in Latin-based languages such as the Italian name (Lunedi), the French name (lundi), the Spanish name (lunes), and the Romanian name (Luni) come from the Latin name for moon, luna. Monday is the traditional start of the working week in western countries.
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Others born on 17th of May
* 1682 - Bartholomew Roberts, Welsh pirate
* 1868 - Horace Elgin Dodge, American automobile manufacturer
* 1911 - Maureen O'Sullivan, Irish actress
* 1936 - Dennis Hopper, American actor and director
* 1945 - Tony Roche, Australian tennis player
* 1949 - Bill Bruford, English musician (Yes)
* 1955 - Bill Paxton, American actor/director
* 1956 - Sugar Ray Leonard, American boxer
* 1961 - Enya, Irish singer and songwriter
* 1966 - Danny Manning, American basketball player
Hot in the charts on 17th of May 1976
Number one in the singles chart: Fernando by ABBA. Number one in the album chart ABBA - The Best of ABBA.
Number one in the US Singles chart: Silly Love Songs by Wings Number one in the US Album chart: The Rolling Stones - "Black and Blue"
Number one in the UK Singles chart: ABBA - "Fernando" Number one in the UK Album chart: Abba - "Greatest Hits"
Money in 1976
Your New Zealand dollar would get you $0.99 in New York in 1976.

An ounce of gold cost $110.42 in 1976 and is worth around $2000 today.

Inflation was running at 17.3%.

What you could buy for $5 in 1976 would cost you $37.93 today.

A loaf of bread would have cost you 32 cents, fish and chips were 43 cents, a pint of beer was yours for 70 cents and a litre of milk would have been 21 cents in 1976.

Happy birthday darling,
I love you today
and forever.
© 2009
Book winners in 1976!
Literature - Nobel Prize
In 1976 the Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to the US writer Saul Bellow "for the human understanding and subtle analysis of contemporary culture that are combined in his work."
Literature - Best Novel
The most critically acclaimed novel of 1976 was Slapstick, or Lonesome No More written by Kurt Vonnegut.
Literature - Pulitzer Prize
In 1976 the Pulitzer Prize for best novel was awarder to Saul Bellow for Humboldt's Gift .
1976 in other Calendars
1976 in Roman numerals is

The Islamic translation of Monday 17th of May 1976 is... Yaum al Ithnaeen 18th Jumada al-awwal 1396

Your birthday in Julian days is... 2442916

The Jewish version of 17th of May 1976 is... 17 Iyyar 5736

The Chinese version... Year 65 Month 4 Day 19 in the year cycle Bing Chen

Your Chinese zodiac is the Dragon

People born in the Year of the Dragon are healthy, energetic, excitable, short-tempered, and stubborn. They are also honest, sensitive, brave, and they inspire confidence and trust. Dragon people are the most eccentric of any in the eastern zodiac. They neither borrow money nor make flowery speeches, but they tend to be soft-hearted which sometimes gives others an advantage over them. They are compatible with Rats, Snakes, Monkeys, and Roosters.
Sally Harper
Monday, 17th of May 1976

You were born 12053 days ago! 138 days into the year
- with 228 days left

Congratulations on birthday number 33.
Aged 33, Betty Williams won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1976.
17th of May in history!
1510 - Sandro Botticelli, Italian painter, dies
1536 - George Boleyn, Viscount Rochford is executed for treason.
1590 - Anne of Denmark is crowned Queen of Scotland.
1727 - Catherine I of Russia, dies
1792 - The New York Stock Exchange is formed.
1814 - Occupation of Monaco changes from French to Austrian.
1849 - A fire threatens to burn St. Louis, Missouri to the ground.
1865 - The International Telegraph Union is established.
1873 - El Paso, Texas is established.
1875 - Aristides wins the first Kentucky Derby.
1915 - The last British Liberal Party government (HH Asquith) falls.
1919 - War Department (UK) orders use of National Star Insignia on all airplanes.
1940 - Germany occupies Brussels.
1943 - The Dambuster Raids by No. 617 Squadron RAF on German dams.
1969 - Soviet Venera 6 begins its descent into the atmosphere of Venus, sending back atmospheric data.
1970 - Thor Heyerdahl sets sail from Morocco on Ra II to cross the Atlantic Ocean.
1974 - 33 are killed by terrorist bombings in Dublin and Monaghan, Ireland.
1995 - After 18 years as the mayor of Paris, Jacques Chirac takes office as President of France.
2001 - Frank G. Slaughter, American novelist dies
2004 - Massachusetts becomes the first U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage.

The Bull
April 21 to May 21

Traditional Taurus traits...

Patient and reliable
Warmhearted and loving
Persistent and determined
Placid and security loving

Dependable and tenacious
Firm and steady
Soft and gentle
Steadfast and friendly
Notable events in 1976
The Cray-1, the first commercially developed supercomputer, is released.
First laser printer introduced by IBM.
Live from Lincoln Center debuts on PBS.
The first commercial Concorde flight takes off.
The 1976 Winter Olympics open in Innsbruck, Austria.
Apple Computer Company is formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.
Patty Hearst is found guilty of armed robbery of a San Francisco bank.
The first 4.6 miles of the Washington Metro subway system opens.
Toronto's CN Tower - the tallest free-standing land structure opens.
The 1976 Summer Olympics held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Politics in 1976
The Prime Minister in office when you were born was Robert Muldoon. Robert Muldoon represented the National Party and was the 31st Prime Minister of New Zealand.

The Australian Prime Minister in office in 1976 was Malcolm Fraser. Malcolm Fraser, a Liberal politician was the 22th Prime Minister. He represented Victoria and served for 7 years.

Happy birthday darling,
I love you today
and forever.
© 2009