8th of May, 1973

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • What Day: The 8th of May, 1973, fell on a Tuesday.
  • Decade: 1970s.
  • 45 years, 7 months and 12 days have passed since the 8th of May, 1973.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 19 of 1973.
  • Day 128 of 1973.
  • Leap Year: 1973 was NOT a leap year.
  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1973 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 8th of May, 1973 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 8th of May, 1973, will be 45 years of age.
  • American Format: 05-08-1973 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
  • YMD Format: 1973-05-08. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19730508" are easier to sort.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 105663600.

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 8th of May:

  • Victory in Europe Day (France)

Music Singles

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

  • United States: Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree - Dawn
  • United Kingdom: Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree - Dawn

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

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

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 8th of May, 1973 was probably conceived around the 29th of July, 1972. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 8th of May, 1973 is the 15th of February, 1974. (Rough Estimate).

Around This Time...

Things that happened during this general period of time...

  • 30th of April, 1973: Watergate scandal: President Richard Nixon announces that White House Counsel John Dean has been fired and that Attorney General Richard Kleindienst has resigned.
  • 22nd of May, 1973: Lord Lambton resigns from the British government over a 'call girl' scandal.

On This Date

Historical events that have occurred on the 8th of May:

  • 8th of May, 1967: American actress Barbara Payton dies of heart and liver failure at the age of 39.
  • 8th of May, 1979: 10 people die after a fire breaks out at a Woolworth's store in Manchester, England.
  • 8th of May, 1984: Former Canadian Forces corporal Denis Lortie kills three government employees in the National Assembly of Quebec building.
  • 8th of May, 1998: The movie Deep Impact (1998) is released.
  • 8th of May, 2002: Arsenal clinch the 2001-2002 FA Premier League title after a 1-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford.
  • 8th of May, 2009: Star Trek (2009) is released.

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.

Celebrity Birthdays

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

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 16,660 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,439,427,600 seconds have passed since the 8th of May, 1973.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,679,332,200 times.
  • Since the 8th of May, 1973, earth has travelled approximately 742,744,641,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 239,904,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 123,790,774 steps. That's about 55,018 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,273,131 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Translations

Time for a quick language lesson! The word for "Tuesday" in other languages is:

  • German: Dienstag.
  • French: Mardi.
  • Italian: Martedi.
  • Spanish: Martes.
  • Portuguese: Terca-feira.

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