The 31st of October, 1973, fell on a Wednesday. Day 304 of 1973. Decade: 1970s.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 31st of October, 1973:
Three Provisional IRA prisoners escape Mountjoy Prison in Dublin by helicopter.
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.
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.
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.
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 31st 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..
Horoscopes & Birthstone Information
Zodiac & Birthstone information:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 31st 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 31st of October, 1973 falls under the Snake.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 31st of October:
Who was the US President on this particular date?
Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on the 31st of October, 1973.
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).
31st of October
Events that have occurred on the 31st of October:
31st of October, 1963: 74 people are killed by a gas explosion at the Indiana State Fair Coliseum in Indianapolis, USA.
31st of October, 2015: The final of the 2015 Rugby World Cup takes place at the Twickenham Stadium in London.
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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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 31st of October, 1973.
16,789 days have passed since this date.
1,450,566,000 seconds have passed since the 31st of October, 1973.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,692,327,000 times.
Since the 31st of October, 1973, earth has travelled approximately 748,492,056,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 241,761,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 124,748,676 steps. That's about 55,444 miles!
Since this date, 17,406,792 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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