February 5th, 1973

February 5th, 1973, fell on a Monday. It was day 36 of 1973. The decade was the 1970s.

47 years, 5 months and 9 days have passed since February 5th, 1973.


On This Date

Events that occurred on February 5th, 1973:

  • Serial killer Ed Kemper murders Rosalind Heather Thorpe and Alice Helen Liu on the UCSC campus in Santa Cruz, California.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 5th, 1973:

  • United States: Crocodile Rock - Elton John
  • United Kingdom: Block Buster - Sweet

Take Me Back!

The date is February 5th, 1973 and it's a Monday. In America, the song Crocodile Rock by Elton John 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 "The Odd Couple", "All in the Family", "McMillan & Wife" and "Upstairs, Downstairs".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" and "The Adventures of Black Beauty". Popular toys include the likes of "VertiBird (toy helicopter)", "Kenner SSP Racers", "Magnavox Odyssey" 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 February 5th, 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.

  • Watergate Scandal

    The Watergate Scandal refuses to go away as two former aides to Richard Nixon are convicted of conspiracy, burglary and wiretapping. The truth behind the break-in at the offices of the Democratic National Committee have not been completely revealed at this point.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 47 years, 5 months and 9 days have passed since February 5th, 1973.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 06 of 1973.
  • Leap Year: 1973 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on February 5th, 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 97718400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around February 5th, 1973:

  • 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: Former US President Lyndon B. Johnson passes away.
  • January 27th, 1973: U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War ends.
  • February 21st, 1973: 108 people are killed when Libyan Arab Airlines Flight 114 is shot down by an Israeli fighter plane.
  • March 1st, 1973: Pink Floyd release their album The Dark Side of the Moon.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 5th, 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).
  • Native American Zodiac: February 5th, 1973 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Barnaby Jones - Television series about a Private Detective and his widowed daughter-in-law.
  • 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.

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 5th of February:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on February 5th, 1973.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on February 5th, 1973 was probably conceived around the 28th of April, 1972. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 5th, 1973 is the 15th 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 February 5th, 1973.

  • 17,327 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,497,049,200 seconds have passed since the February 5th, 1973.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,746,557,400 times.
  • Since February 5th, 1973, earth has travelled approximately 772,477,387,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 249,508,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 128,746,231 steps. That's about 57,221 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,964,590 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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