January 22nd, 1973

January 22nd, 1973, fell on a Monday. It was day 22 of 1973. The decade was the 1970s.

47 years, 7 months and 27 days have passed since January 22nd, 1973.


On This Date

Events that occurred on January 22nd, 1973:

  • Former US President Lyndon B. Johnson passes away.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 22nd, 1973:

  • United States: Superstition - Stevie Wonder
  • United Kingdom: Block Buster - Sweet

Take Me Back!

The date is January 22nd, 1973 and it's a Monday. In America, the song Superstition by Stevie Wonder is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Block Buster by Sweet is the number one hit song.

Richard Nixon is currently the President of the United States. 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Here's Lucy", "The Mary Tyler Moore Show", "All in the Family" and "Maude".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" and "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids". Popular toys include the likes of "Frisbee", "VertiBird (toy helicopter)", "Big Jim (action figure)" and "Kenner SSP Racers".


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 January 22nd, 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.

    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.

  • 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.

  • The Sting

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

  • 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 47 years, 7 months and 27 days have passed since January 22nd, 1973.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 04 of 1973.
  • Leap Year: 1973 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 22nd, 1973, will be 47 years of age.
  • People born in 1973 belong to the "Generation X" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 96508800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around January 22nd, 1973:

  • December 23rd, 1972: The survivors of the Andes flight disaster are rescued.
  • December 29th, 1972: 101 people are killed when Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 crashes in Florida.
  • December 31st, 1972: Puerto Rican baseball player Roberto Clemente dies in a plane crash.
  • January 5th, 1973: Aerosmith release their first album.
  • January 7th, 1973: Serial killer Edmund Kemper murders 18-year-old student Cynthia Ann Schall.
  • January 7th, 1973: 23-year-old Mark Essex shoots and kills 9 people at the Howard Johnson's hotel in New Orleans.
  • January 14th, 1973: Super Bowl VII: The Miami Dolphins defeat the Washington Redskins 14-7 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
  • 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.
  • February 21st, 1973: 108 people are killed when Libyan Arab Airlines Flight 114 is shot down by an Israeli fighter plane.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 22nd, 1973, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1973 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: January 22nd, 1973 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.

Television Shows

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.
  • 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.
  • The Brady Bunch - Sitcom about a large family with six children.

1973 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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"


1973 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1973:

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

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 22nd of January:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on January 22nd, 1973.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on January 22nd, 1973 was probably conceived around the 14th of April, 1972. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 22nd, 1973 is the 1st of November, 1973. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Pong - Table tennis game.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about January 22nd, 1973.

  • 17,407 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,503,961,200 seconds have passed since the January 22nd, 1973.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,754,621,400 times.
  • Since January 22nd, 1973, earth has travelled approximately 776,043,979,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 250,660,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 129,340,663 steps. That's about 57,485 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,047,534 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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