The 7th of January, 1973, fell on a Sunday. Day 7 of 1973. Decade: 1970s.
47 years, 0 months and 13 days have passed since the 7th of January, 1973.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 7th of January, 1973:
23-year-old Mark Essex shoots and kills 9 people at the Howard Johnson's hotel in New Orleans.
Serial killer Edmund Kemper murders 18-year-old student Cynthia Ann Schall.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 7th of January, 1973:
United States: You're So Vain - Carly Simon
United Kingdom: Long Haired Lover From Liverpool - Little Jimmy Osmond
News Topics, Fads & Culture
Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on the 7th of January, 1973.
1973 in music.
The Billboard Charts in 1973 were dominated by Marvin Gaye, Carly Simon, Dawn & Tony Orlando, Eddie Kendricks, Elton John, Roberta Flack, Paul McCartney and Wings, Clint Holmes, Billy Preston, Cher, Jim Croce and Diana Ross.
Roberta Flack - "Killing Me Softly with His Song"
"Killing Me Softly with His Song" by Roberta Flack would go on to win a Grammy for 1973's Song of the Year.
John Sirica was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1973. Sirica was the judge who ordered U.S. President Richard Nixon to hand over the Watergate-related recordings.
"The Sting" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1973.
1973 in movies.
Movies released in 1973 included The Sting, The Exorcist, American Graffiti, Papillon, The Way We Were, Charlotte's Web, Magnum Force, Last Tango in Paris, Live and Let Die, Robin Hood, Paper Moon, The Wicker Man, The Legend of Hell House and Badlands.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 7th of January:
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
Last of the Summer Wine - British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.
M*A*S*H - TV series about an American military medical unit during the Korean War.
Maude - Sitcom starring Bea Arthur as Maude Findlay. Spin-off of All in the Family.
Emergency! - TV series about a fire department in LA.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 7th of January, 1973.
17,180 days have passed since this date.
1,484,352,000 seconds have passed since the 7th of January, 1973.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,731,744,000 times.
Since the 7th of January, 1973, earth has travelled approximately 765,925,632,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 247,392,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 127,654,272 steps. That's about 56,735 miles!
Since this date, 17,812,224 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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