31st of October, 1973

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • What Day: The 31st of October, 1973, fell on a Wednesday.
  • On this exact date: Three Provisional IRA prisoners escape Mountjoy Prison in Dublin by helicopter.
  • Decade: 1970s.
  • 43 years, 10 months and 23 days have passed since the 31st of October, 1973.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 44 of 1973.
  • Day 304 of 1973.
  • Leap Year: 1973 was NOT a leap year.
  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date 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 31st of October, 1973 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 31st of October, 1973, will be 43 years of age.
  • American Format: 10-31-1973 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
  • YMD Format: 1973-10-31. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19731031" are easier to sort.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 120873600.

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 31st of October:

  • Halloween
  • Reformation Day

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 31st 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 31st of October, 1973.

  • 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."

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on the 31st of October, 1973.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 31st of October, 1973 was probably conceived around the 21st of January, 1973. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 31st of October, 1973 is the 10th of August, 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 31st of October:

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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 31st of October:

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 31st of October, 1973.

  • 16,034 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,385,334,000 seconds have passed since the 31st of October, 1973.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,616,223,000 times.
  • Since the 31st of October, 1973, earth has travelled approximately 714,832,344,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 230,889,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 119,138,724 steps. That's about 52,951 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,624,008 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Translations

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

  • German: Mittwoch.
  • French: Mercredi.
  • Italian: Mercoledi.
  • Spanish: Miercoles.
  • Portuguese: Quarta-feira.

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