The 5th of January, 1973, fell on a Friday. Day 5 of 1973. Decade: 1970s.
47 years, 0 months and 21 days have passed since the 5th of January, 1973.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 5th of January, 1973:
Aerosmith release their first album.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 5th of January, 1973:
United States: You're So Vain - Carly Simon
United Kingdom: Long Haired Lover From Liverpool - Little Jimmy Osmond
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 5th of January, 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.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 5th of January:
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
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 5th of January, 1973.
17,187 days have passed since this date.
1,484,956,800 seconds have passed since the 5th of January, 1973.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,732,449,600 times.
Since the 5th of January, 1973, earth has travelled approximately 766,237,708,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 247,492,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 127,706,285 steps. That's about 56,758 miles!
Since this date, 17,819,482 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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