8th of March, 1973

The 8th of March, 1973, fell on a Thursday. Day 67 of 1973. Decade: 1970s.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 8th of March, 1973:

  • The Northern Ireland sovereignty referendum takes place. It is largely boycotted by the nationalist community
  • Singer Ron "Pigpen" McKernan passes away.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 8th of March, 1973:

  • United States: Killing Me Softly With His Song - Roberta Flack
  • United Kingdom: Cum On Feel The Noize - Slade

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 8th of March, 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.

  • John Sirica.

    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.

  • 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.

  • 1973-74 stock market crash.

    Between the 11th of January, 1973 and the 6th of December, 1974, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost over 45% of its value. The U.K. stock market fared even worse, with the FT 30 losing over 70% of its value.


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 8th of March:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 46 years, 8 months and 5 days have passed since the 8th of March, 1973.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 10 of 1973.
  • Leap Year: 1973 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 8th of March, 1973, will be 46 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 100396800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 8th of March, 1973:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 8th of March, 1973, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1973 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 8th of March, 1973 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on the 8th of March, 1973.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 8th of March, 1973 was probably conceived around the 29th of May, 1972. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 8th of March, 1973 is the 16th of December, 1973. (Rough Estimate).

8th of March

Events that have occurred on the 8th of March:

  • 8th of March, 1921: Spanish Prime Minister Eduardo Dato Iradier is assassinated.
  • 8th of March, 1966: Nelson's Pillar in Dublin, Ireland, is blown up by former IRA members.
  • 8th of March, 1971: The Fight of the Century takes place between Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali.
  • 8th of March, 1988: Super Tuesday: U.S. presidential candidate George H. W. Bush defeats Bob Dole in a number of Republican primaries
  • 8th of March, 2014: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappears from radar.
  • 8th of March, 1993: The first episode of "Beavis and Butt-head" is aired.

Television

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Barnaby Jones - Television series about a Private Detective and his widowed daughter-in-law.
  • 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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 8th of March, 1973.

  • 17,050 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,473,120,000 seconds have passed since the 8th of March, 1973.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,718,640,000 times.
  • Since the 8th of March, 1973, earth has travelled approximately 760,129,920,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 245,520,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 126,688,320 steps. That's about 56,306 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,677,440 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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