January 27th, 1973, fell on a Saturday. It was day 27 of 1973. The decade was the 1970s.
47 years, 6 months and 14 days have passed since January 27th, 1973.
On This Date
Events that occurred on January 27th, 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 January 27th, 1973:
United States: Superstition - Stevie Wonder
United Kingdom: Block Buster - Sweet
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The date is January 27th, 1973 and it's a Saturday. People are enjoying their 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. 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", "McCloud", "The Flip Wilson Show" and "M*A*S*H". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Lassie", "Captain Kangaroo", "Underdog" and "JOT the Dot".
If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Lite-Brite", "Battleship (game)", "Crissy (doll)" and "Shrinky Dinks".
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 27th, 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 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" 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 and information about this date:
This date fell on a weekend.
47 years, 6 months and 14 days have passed since January 27th, 1973.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 04 of 1973.
Leap Year: 1973 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on January 27th, 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 96940800.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around January 27th, 1973:
December 29th, 1972: 101 people are killed when Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 crashes in Florida.
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 27th, 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 27th, 1973 falls under the Otter.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
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)
Kenner SSP Racers
Big Jim (action figure)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
G.I. Joe Adventure Team
Etch A Sketch
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 27th of January:
Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on January 27th, 1973.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on January 27th, 1973 was probably conceived around the 19th of April, 1972. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 27th, 1973 is the 6th of November, 1973. (Rough Estimate).
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
Pong - Table tennis game.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about January 27th, 1973.
17,363 days have passed since this date.
1,500,159,600 seconds have passed since the January 27th, 1973.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,750,186,200 times.
Since January 27th, 1973, earth has travelled approximately 774,082,353,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 250,026,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 129,013,726 steps. That's about 57,339 miles!
Since this date, 18,001,915 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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