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January 7th, 1973.

January 7th, 1973, was a Sunday. It was day 7 of 1973. The decade was the 1970s.

48 years, 4 months and 11 days have passed since January 7th, 1973.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

On this day.

What happened on January 7th, 1973?

  • 23-year-old Mark Essex shoots and kills 9 people at the Howard Johnson's hotel in New Orleans.
  • Serial killer Edmund Kemper murders 18-year-old student Cynthia Ann Schall.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 7th, 1973.

  • United States: You're So Vain - Carly Simon
  • United Kingdom: Long Haired Lover From Liverpool - Little Jimmy Osmond
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Take me back to January 7th, 1973!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is January 7th, 1973 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

People are starting to return back to work and school after the Christmas holidays. In America, the song You're So Vain by Carly Simon is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Long Haired Lover From Liverpool by Little Jimmy Osmond is the number one hit song.

Richard Nixon is currently the President of the United States and Edward Heath is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. In fashion, the hippie look from the 1960s is still popular. Clothing items such as tie dye shirts, bell-bottoms, midi skirts, gauchos and Mexican blouses are being worn by women. Meanwhile, men are wearing dark satin shirts, ethnic-looking tunics, bell bottom jeans, tweed sports jackets and turtlenecks. It's 1973, so radio stations are playing songs from artists such as The Rolling Stones, Tony Orlando & Dawn, Sweet, Elton John, Roberta Flack, Carly Simon, Marvin Gaye and Jim Croce.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Gunsmoke", "The Odd Couple", "McMillan & Wife" and "Upstairs, Downstairs". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Lassie", "Captain Kangaroo", "Underdog" and "The Brady Bunch".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Battleship (game), Clackers, G.I. Joe Adventure Team and Weebles.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on January 7th, 1973.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1973?

    The best NBA players in 1973 were Dave Cowens, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, John Havlicek, Spencer Haywood, Nate Archibald and Jerry West.

  • Who were the best football players in 1973?

    In 1973, the best soccer players were Johan Cruyff, Dino Zoff, Gerd Müller, Franz Beckenbauer, Billy Bremner, Kazimierz Deyna, Eusébio, Gianni Rivera, Gunter Netzer and Ralf Edström.

  • The Sting.

    "The Sting" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1973.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Music cassette tapes are becoming popular.

    Music cassette tapes are becoming popular.

    From about 1972 onward, audio cassettes started to become more widespread. Although they lacked the sound quality of vinyl records, they were far more convenient and portable.

  • Color TV surpasses black-and-white.

    Color TV surpasses black-and-white.

    Around this period, sales of color TV sets began to surpass sales of the older black-and-white sets. By this stage, almost all of the popular daytime networks were broadcasting in color.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 48 years, 4 months and 11 days have passed since January 7th, 1973.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 01 of 1973.
  • Leap Year: 1973 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 7th, 1973, will be 48 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1973 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 95212800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around January 7th, 1973.

  • December 23rd, 1972: NFL: The Immaculate Reception play occurs in a game between the Oakland Raiders and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
  • December 23rd, 1972: Over 10,000 are killed when an earthquake hits the Nicaraguan capital of Managua.
  • December 23rd, 1972: The survivors of the Andes flight disaster are rescued.
  • December 26th, 1972: Former US President Harry Truman passes away at the age of 88.
  • December 29th, 1972: 101 people are killed when Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 crashes in Florida.
  • December 30th, 1972: The film "The Way of the Dragon", starring Bruce Lee, is released in movie theaters.
  • December 31st, 1972: Puerto Rican baseball player Roberto Clemente dies in a plane crash.
  • January 5th, 1973: Aerosmith release their first album.
  • This date: January 7th, 1973
  • January 14th, 1973: Super Bowl VII: The Miami Dolphins defeat the Washington Redskins 14-7 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
  • January 14th, 1973: Elvis Presley performs his concert "Aloha from Hawaii via Satellite".
  • January 22nd, 1973: Boxing: George Foreman defeats Joe Frazier to become the new heavyweight champion.
  • January 22nd, 1973: Former US President Lyndon B. Johnson passes away.
  • January 27th, 1973: U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War ends.
  • February 5th, 1973: Serial killer Ed Kemper murders Rosalind Heather Thorpe and Alice Helen Liu on the UCSC campus in Santa Cruz, California.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 7th, 1973, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1973 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 7th, 1973 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.
  • The Waltons - TV series about a family living in rural Virginia during the Great Depression.
  • Maude - Sitcom starring Bea Arthur as Maude Findlay. Spin-off of All in the Family.
  • Emergency! - TV series about a fire department in LA.
  • Upstairs, Downstairs - British drama series about the aristocratic Bellamy family and their household staff.
  • McMillan & Wife - TV show about a San Francisco police commissioner and his wife Sally.
  • All in the Family - American sitcom about the life of a working-class father and his family.
  • The Odd Couple - Starring Tony Randall as Felix Unger and Jack Klugman as Oscar Madison.
  • The Mary Tyler Moore Show - Sitcom about a career-oriented woman who moves to Minneapolis after separating from her partner.
  • The Flip Wilson Show - Variety show hosted by Flip Wilson.
  • McCloud - A New Mexico deputy marshall gets assigned to Manhattan's 27th Precinct.

Kid's TV shows on January 7th, 1973.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1973.

  • The Adventures of Black Beauty
  • Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
  • All in the Family
  • Sesame Street
  • The Brady Bunch
  • The Pink Panther Show
  • Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  • JOT the Dot
  • Underdog
  • The Bugs Bunny Show
  • Captain Kangaroo
  • Lassie

Popular toys and games in 1973.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1973.

  • Baby Alive (doll)
  • Shrinky Dinks
  • Magnavox Odyssey
  • Kenner SSP Racers
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • Uno (card game)
  • Weebles
  • VertiBird (toy helicopter)
  • G.I. Joe Adventure Team
  • Nerf Balls
  • Frisbee
  • Crissy (doll)
  • Clackers
  • Battleship (game)
  • Lite-Brite
  • The Easy-Bake Oven
  • Etch A Sketch

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • Pong - Table tennis game.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 7th of January.

  • January 7th, 1964: Nicolas Cage (Actor) turned 9 on this day in 1973.
  • January 7th, 1985: Lewis Hamilton (Formula One) was born exactly 12 years after this date.
  • January 7th, 1991: Eden Hazard (Soccer player) was born exactly 18 years after this date.
  • January 7th, 1997: Lamar Jackson (NFL player) was born exactly 24 years after this date.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 7th of January.

  • Epiphany Day
  • Christmas Day (Russia)

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on January 7th, 1973.

UK Prime Minister.

Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 7th, 1973.

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 7th, 1973 was most likely conceived around the 30th of March, 1972.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 7th, 1973 is close to the 17th of October, 1973.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 7th, 1973.

  • A total of 17,664 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,523 weeks have passed.
  • 1,526,166,000 seconds have passed since the January 7th, 1973.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,780,527,000 times.
  • Since January 7th, 1973, the earth has travelled approximately 787,501,656,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 254,361,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 131,250,276 steps. That's about 58,333 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,313,992 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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