January 26th, 1973

January 26th, 1973, fell on a Friday. It was day 26 of 1973. The decade was the 1970s.

48 years, 1 months and 6 days have passed since January 26th, 1973.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Brendan Rodgers: Soccer manager.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 26th, 1973:

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

Take Me Back!

The date is January 26th, 1973 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

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 Edward Heath is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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 "Gunsmoke", "Marcus Welby, M.D.", "The Odd Couple" and "All in the Family". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Lassie", "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" and "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Easy-Bake Oven", "G.I. Joe Adventure Team", "Weebles" and "Baby Alive (doll)".


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 26th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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:

  • 48 years, 1 months and 6 days have passed since January 26th, 1973.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 04 of 1973.
  • Leap Year: 1973 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 26th, 1973, will be 48 years of age.
  • People born in 1973 belong to the "Generation X" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 96854400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around January 26th, 1973:

  • 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 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.
  • This date: January 26th, 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.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 26th, 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 26th, 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)
  • Uno (card game)
  • 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

Video Games

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

  • Pong - Table tennis game.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 26th of January:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 26th of January:

  • Australia Day

US President

Who was the US President on January 26th, 1973?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 26th, 1973?

  • Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on January 26th, 1973 was probably conceived around the 18th of April, 1972. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 26th, 1973 is the 5th of November, 1973. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about January 26th, 1973.

  • 17,566 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,517,702,400 seconds have passed since the January 26th, 1973.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,770,652,800 times.
  • Since January 26th, 1973, earth has travelled approximately 783,134,438,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 252,950,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 130,522,406 steps. That's about 58,010 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,212,429 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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