The 27th of January, 1973, fell on a Saturday. Day 27 of 1973. Decade: 1970s.
47 years, 0 months and 20 days have passed since the 27th of January, 1973.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 27th of January, 1973:
U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War ends
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 27th of January, 1973:
United States: Superstition - Stevie Wonder
United Kingdom: Block Buster - Sweet
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 27th 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.
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.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 27th of January:
27th of January, 2013: 242 people are killed when a fire breaks out at a nightclub in Santa Maria, Brazil.
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 Mary Tyler Moore Show - Sitcom about a career-oriented woman who moves to Minneapolis after separating from her partner.
The Brady Bunch - Sitcom about a large family with six children.
Marcus Welby, M.D. - Medical drama television program.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 27th of January, 1973.
17,186 days have passed since this date.
1,484,870,400 seconds have passed since the 27th of January, 1973.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,732,348,800 times.
Since the 27th of January, 1973, earth has travelled approximately 766,193,126,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 247,478,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 127,698,854 steps. That's about 56,755 miles!
Since this date, 17,818,445 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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