24th of October, 1973

The 24th of October, 1973, fell on a Wednesday. Day 297 of 1973. Decade: 1970s.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 24th of October, 1973:

  • United States: Midnight Train To Georgia - Gladys Knight & Pips
  • United Kingdom: Daydreamer / Puppy Song - David Cassidy

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 24th of October, 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.

  • Watergate Continues

    Saturday Night Massacre: The Watergate Scandal continues as US President Richard Nixon fires one of the lead prosecutors in the case. Attorney General Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William D. Ruckelshaus are forced by Nixon to resign after they refuse to fire the prosecutor themselves. Pressure begins to mount for the impeachment of the president. 18 minutes in one of the presidential tapes goes "missing."


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 24th of October:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 46 years, 1 months and 18 days have passed since the 24th of October, 1973.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 43 of 1973.
  • Leap Year: 1973 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 24th of October, 1973, will be 46 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 120265200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 24th of October, 1973:

  • 6th of October, 1973: The Yom Kippur War begins.
  • 10th of October, 1973: Spiro T. Agnew resigns as the Vice President of the United States.
  • 20th of October, 1973: U.S. Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus are fired by President Richard Nixon after they refuse to fire special prosecutor Archibald Cox..
  • 31st of October, 1973: Three Provisional IRA prisoners escape Mountjoy Prison in Dublin by helicopter.
  • 14th of November, 1973: United Kingdom: Princess Anne marries Captain Mark Phillips.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 24th of October, 1973, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1973 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 24th of October, 1973 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on the 24th of October, 1973.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 24th of October, 1973 was probably conceived around the 14th of January, 1973. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 24th of October, 1973 is the 3rd of August, 1974. (Rough Estimate).

24th of October

Events that have occurred on the 24th of October:

  • 24th of October, 1945: The United Nations is established.
  • 24th of October, 2008: Bloody Friday occurs when world stock exchanges experience one of the worst declines in their history. On the same date, Iceland receives a bailout package from the IMF
  • 24th of October, 2008: The movie Changeling (2008) is released.
  • 24th of October, 1983: The song "Relax" by Frankie Goes to Hollywood is released.
  • 24th of October, 1994: The first episode of the animated series "Gargoyles" is broadcasted.
  • 24th of October, 2000: Linkin Park release their album Hybrid Theory.
  • 24th of October, 2004: Battle of the Buffet: A slice of pizza is thrown at Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson after his side defeat Arsenal 2-0 in a controversial game and end their unbeaten run.

Television

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

  • Kojak - TV show about a bald New York detective.
  • 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 24th of October, 1973.

  • 16,850 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,455,843,600 seconds have passed since the 24th of October, 1973.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,698,484,200 times.
  • Since the 24th of October, 1973, earth has travelled approximately 751,215,297,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 242,640,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 125,202,550 steps. That's about 55,646 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,470,123 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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