The 26th of October, 1973, fell on a Friday. Day 299 of 1973. Decade: 1970s.
Born On This Date
People who were born on this exact date:
Born on this exact date: Seth MacFarlane: Actor / Animator.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 26th 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 26th 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 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.
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."
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 26th of October:
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..
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.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 26th of October, 1973.
16,761 days have passed since this date.
1,448,150,400 seconds have passed since the 26th of October, 1973.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,689,508,800 times.
Since the 26th of October, 1973, earth has travelled approximately 747,245,606,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 241,358,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 124,540,934 steps. That's about 55,352 miles!
Since this date, 17,377,805 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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