The 2nd of August, 1973, fell on a Thursday. Day 214 of 1973. Decade: 1970s.
46 years, 5 months and 20 days have passed since the 2nd of August, 1973.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 2nd of August, 1973:
51 people are killed on the Isle of Man when a fire breaks out at an amusement centre.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 2nd of August:
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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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 2nd of August, 1973.
16,973 days have passed since this date.
1,466,470,800 seconds have passed since the 2nd of August, 1973.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,710,882,600 times.
Since the 2nd of August, 1973, earth has travelled approximately 756,698,932,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 244,411,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 126,116,489 steps. That's about 56,052 miles!
Since this date, 17,597,650 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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