2nd of August, 1973

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • What Day: The 2nd of August, 1973, fell on a Thursday.
  • On this exact date: 51 people are killed on the Isle of Man when a fire breaks out at an amusement centre.
  • Decade: 1970s.
  • 44 years, 3 months and 24 days have passed since the 2nd of August, 1973.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 31 of 1973.
  • Day 214 of 1973.
  • Leap Year: 1973 was NOT a leap year.
  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1973 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 2nd of August, 1973 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 2nd of August, 1973, will be 44 years of age.
  • American Format: 08-02-1973 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
  • YMD Format: 1973-08-02. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19730802" are easier to sort.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 113094000.

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 2nd of August:

  • Republic Day (Republic of Macedonia)

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 2nd of August, 1973:

  • United States: The Morning After - Maureen McGovern
  • United Kingdom: I'm The Leader Of The Gang - Gary Glitter

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 2nd of August, 1973.

  • Watergate Hearings

    Between the 18th of May, 1973 and the 7th of August, 1973, the Senate Watergate Committee carries out a number of televised hearings. John Dean, who had served as the White House Counsel until he was fired in April of 1973, tells investigators that he had discussed the Watergate cover-up with US President Richard Nixon. In July of 1973, Nixon refuses to hand over presidential tape recordings to investigators.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on the 2nd of August, 1973.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 2nd of August, 1973 was probably conceived around the 23rd of October, 1972. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 2nd of August, 1973 is the 12th of May, 1974. (Rough Estimate).

Around This Time...

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

On This Date

Historical events that have occurred on the 2nd of August:

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 2nd of August:

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 2nd of August, 1973.

  • 16,185 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,398,387,600 seconds have passed since the 2nd of August, 1973.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,631,452,200 times.
  • Since the 2nd of August, 1973, earth has travelled approximately 721,568,001,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 233,064,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 120,261,334 steps. That's about 53,449 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,780,651 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Translations

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

  • German: Donnerstag.
  • French: Jeudi.
  • Italian: Giovedi.
  • Spanish: Jueves.
  • Portuguese: Quinta-feira.

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