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January 22nd, 1973.

January 22nd, 1973, was a Monday. It was day 22 of 1973. The decade was the Seventies.

49 years, 10 months and 19 days have passed since January 22nd, 1973.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on January 22nd, 1973.

  • Former US President Lyndon B. Johnson passes away.
  • Boxing: George Foreman defeats Joe Frazier to become the new heavyweight champion.
Song charts

Top songs.

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on January 22nd, 1973.

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on January 22nd, 1973.

A list of songs that were dominating the music charts on this date.

  • You're So Vain - Carly Simon
  • Superstition - Stevie Wonder
  • Me And Mrs. Jones - Billy Paul
  • Crocodile Rock - Elton John
  • Your Mama Don't Dance - Kenny Loggins & Jim Messina
Play the top hits from 1973.
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1973. Take a trip back to the days of Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, Deep Purple, the Doobie Brothers and Elton John.
The Poseidon Adventure

Top movie.

The top "Box Office" movie on this date was the film "The Poseidon Adventure".

Take me back to January 22nd, 1973!

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is January 22nd, 1973, and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. 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, and the movie The Poseidon Adventure is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Edward Heath is the current Prime Minister.

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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Lyndon B. Johnson, Pablo Picasso, Bruce Lee and J. R. R. Tolkien would all be still alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "What's My Line?", "Room 222", "The Two Ronnies" and "Upstairs, Downstairs". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Lassie", "JOT the Dot", "The Banana Splits" and "The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Troll doll, Frisbee, the Rock Flowers dolls and Baby Alive (doll).

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on January 22nd, 1973.

  • 1973-74 stock market crash.

    1973-74 stock market crash.

    Between January, 1973 and 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.

  • The US military is withdrawing from the Vietnam War.

    The US military is withdrawing from the Vietnam War.

    During 1973, the war in Vietnam was still ongoing. However, by this stage, the US was steadily withdrawing its military from the country. Between 1972 and 1973, the number of US troops in Vietnam fell from 24,200 to 50. Although a peace agreement was signed at the start of 1973, it was quickly broken by both sides.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 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?

    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.

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

  • Roberta Flack - "Killing Me Softly with His Song"

    Roberta Flack - "Killing Me Softly with His Song"

    "Killing Me Softly with His Song" by Roberta Flack won a Grammy for 1973's Song of the Year.

  • 1973 in movies.

    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.

    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.

    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.

  • The Co-ed Killer is targeting students in California.

    The Co-ed Killer is targeting students in California.

    Between May of 1972 and April of 1973, serial killer Edmund Kemper (aka the "Co-ed Killer") was targeting female college students in California.

  • 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.

  • Have a nice day!

    Have a nice day!

    Around this time, the smiley face and phrases such as "Have a nice day!" and "Have a happy day!" were being plastered onto t-shirts, mugs and badges.

  • People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.

  • The Hippie movement.

    The Hippie movement.

    In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the hippie counterculture was at its height in popularity. The movement, which sprung up in opposition to the Vietnam War, was centered around peace, psychedelic music, sexual liberation, bright colors and drugs such as LSD and marijuana.

  • Lava lamps are all the rage.

    Lava lamps are all the rage.

    In the late 1960s, sales of lava lamps took off. It wasn't until the second half of the 1970s that they started to go out of fashion.

  • The afro hairstyle is at its peak in popularity.

    The afro hairstyle is at its peak in popularity.

    In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the afro hairstyle was at its peak in popularity. Public figures such as Angela Davis, Pam Grier, Jimi Hendrix and the Jackson 5 were among those who sported the style.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 49 years, 10 months and 19 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: A person born on January 22nd, 1973 will be 49 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1973 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 96508800.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that happened close to January 22nd, 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.
  • 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 13th, 1973: The last episode of the American Western series "Alias Smith and Jones" is aired on ABC.
  • 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".
  • This date: January 22nd, 1973
  • 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.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 22nd, 1973, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1973 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 22nd, 1973 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

Personality traits.

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Photos of 1970s fashion.

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in January, 1973.

TV shows from January, 1973.

Last of the Summer Wine
Last of the Summer Wine
British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.

M*A*S*H
M*A*S*H
TV series about an American military medical unit during the Korean War.

The Bob Newhart Show
The Bob Newhart Show
Sitcom starring Bob Newhart as a psychologist called Dr. Robert Hartley.

Ghost Story
Ghost Story
Horror anthology series starring Sebastian Cabot.

The Waltons
The Waltons
TV series about a family living in rural Virginia during the Great Depression.

Maude
Maude
Sitcom starring Bea Arthur as Maude Findlay. Spin-off of All in the Family.

The Rookies
The Rookies
American police series.

Emergency!
Emergency!
TV series about a fire department in LA.

Sanford and Son
Sanford and Son
American sitcom starring Redd Foxx and Demond Wilson.

Upstairs, Downstairs
Upstairs, Downstairs
British drama series about the aristocratic Bellamy family and their household staff.

Soul Train
Soul Train
American music program that was dedicated to funk, soul and R&B music.

McMillan & Wife
McMillan & Wife
TV show about a San Francisco police commissioner and his wife Sally.

The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour
The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour
Variety show starring pop singers Sonny Bono and Cher.

The Two Ronnies
The Two Ronnies
British comedy sketch show starring Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett.

All in the Family
All in the Family
American sitcom about the life of a working-class father and his family.

The Partridge Family
The Partridge Family
Musical sitcom starring Shirley Jones.

The Odd Couple
The Odd Couple
Starring Tony Randall as Felix Unger and Jack Klugman as Oscar Madison.

The Mary Tyler Moore Show
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Sitcom about a career-oriented woman who moves to Minneapolis after separating from her partner.

The Flip Wilson Show
The Flip Wilson Show
Variety show hosted by Flip Wilson.

McCloud
McCloud
A New Mexico deputy marshall gets assigned to Manhattan's 27th Precinct.

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

Medical Center
Medical Center
American medical drama series starring James Daly, Chad Everett and Audrey Totter.

Marcus Welby, M.D.
Marcus Welby, M.D.
Medical drama television program.

Room 222
Room 222
American comedy-drama series about a history class in an LA school.

The Main Chance
The Main Chance
British TV series about a solicitor who moves from London to Leeds.

Hee Haw
Hee Haw
American variety show that featured country music and humor.

Here's Lucy
Here's Lucy
Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.

Cars in 1973.

1974 saw the introduction of cars such as the Ford Mustang (second generation), the Mitsubishi Lancer, the Toyota Starlet, the Chevrolet Chevelle Laguna, the Buick Regal and the Volkswagen Passat.

Cars in 1973.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on January 22nd, 1973.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1973.

Schoolhouse Rock!
Schoolhouse Rock!

Lassie's Rescue Rangers
Lassie's Rescue Rangers

The Adventures of Black Beauty
The Adventures of Black Beauty

Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids

The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan
The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan

The Electric Company
The Electric Company

Help!... It's the Hair Bear Bunch!
Help!... It's the Hair Bear Bunch!

Archie's TV Funnies
Archie's TV Funnies

All in the Family
All in the Family

Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Sabrina the Teenage Witch

Sesame Street
Sesame Street

The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines
Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines

The Pink Panther Show
The Pink Panther Show

The Banana Splits
The Banana Splits

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

JOT the Dot
JOT the Dot

Underdog
Underdog

The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show

Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo

Lassie
Lassie

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1973.

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

Baby Alive (doll)
Baby Alive (doll)

Shrinky Dinks
Shrinky Dinks

Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox Odyssey

Kenner SSP Racers
Kenner SSP Racers

Big Jim (action figure)
Big Jim (action figure)

Uno (card game)
Uno (card game)

The Rock Flowers dolls
The Rock Flowers dolls

Weebles
Weebles

VertiBird (toy helicopter)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)

G.I. Joe Adventure Team
G.I. Joe Adventure Team

Nerf Balls
Nerf Balls

Frisbee
Frisbee

Crissy (doll)
Crissy (doll)

Clackers
Clackers

Battleship (game)
Battleship (game)

Lite-Brite
Lite-Brite

Twister mat
Twister mat

Operation
Operation

The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven

Etch A Sketch
Etch A Sketch

Troll doll
Troll doll

Video games

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing in January of 1973.

Pong 1972
Pong
Table tennis game.

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1973.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out January 22nd, 1979 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on January 22nd.

Sir Walter Raleigh

Explorer. Deceased
Born on January 22nd, 1552
He was not alive on this date.

Sam Cooke

Singer. Deceased
Born on January 22nd, 1931
He was not alive on this date.

John Hurt

Actor. Deceased
Born on January 22nd, 1940
He turned 33 on this day in 1973.

DJ Jazzy Jeff

Hip Hop DJ.
Born on January 22nd, 1965
He turned 8 on this day in 1973.

Guy Fieri

Television personality.
Born on January 22nd, 1968
He turned 5 on this day in 1973.

USA

US President.

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

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 22nd, 1973 was most likely conceived around May 1st, 1972.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 22nd, 1973 is close to October 15th, 1973.

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Stats for January 22nd, 1973

Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 18,219 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,602 weeks have passed.
  • 1,574,121,600 seconds have passed since the January 22nd, 1973.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,836,475,200 times.
  • Since January 22nd, 1973, the Earth has travelled approximately 812,246,745,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 262,353,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 135,374,458 steps. That's about 60,166 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,889,459 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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