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February 22nd, 1973.

February 22nd, 1973, was a Thursday. It was day 53 of 1973. The decade was the 1970s.

48 years, 5 months and 1 days have passed since February 22nd, 1973.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 22nd, 1973.

  • United States: Killing Me Softly With His Song - Roberta Flack
  • United Kingdom: Block Buster - Sweet
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The Poseidon Adventure

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "The Poseidon Adventure" was at the top of the box office on February 22nd, 1973.

Take me back to February 22nd, 1973!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is February 22nd, 1973 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. In America, the song Killing Me Softly With His Song by Roberta Flack 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Gunsmoke", "The Brady Bunch", "McCloud" and "The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Lassie", "The Brady Bunch", "Sesame Street" and "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Crissy (doll), Uno (card game), Big Jim (action figure) and Magnavox Odyssey.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on February 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.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 48 years, 5 months and 1 days have passed since February 22nd, 1973.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 08 of 1973.
  • Leap Year: 1973 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on February 22nd, 1973, will be 48 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1973 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 99187200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around February 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.
  • This date: February 22nd, 1973
  • March 1st, 1973: Pink Floyd release their album The Dark Side of the Moon.
  • March 8th, 1973: The Northern Ireland sovereignty referendum takes place. It is largely boycotted by the nationalist community.
  • March 8th, 1973: Singer Ron "Pigpen" McKernan passes away.
  • March 21st, 1973: Boxing: Larry Holmes makes his professional debut.
  • March 23rd, 1973: John Lennon is ordered to leave the United States due to his anti-war efforts.
  • March 24th, 1973: The final episode of Lassie is aired.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 22nd, 1973, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1973 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: February 22nd, 1973 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.
  • The Waltons - TV series about a family living in rural Virginia during the Great Depression.
  • 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.
  • The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour - Variety show starring pop singers Sonny Bono and Cher.
  • 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.
  • Marcus Welby, M.D. - Medical drama television program.
  • Here's Lucy - Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.
  • Columbo. - Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.
  • Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In - Sketch comedy program starring Dan Rowan and Dick Martin.
  • Gunsmoke - Western drama series.

Kid's TV shows on February 22nd, 1973.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1973.

Toys and games that were 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
  • The Easy-Bake Oven
  • Etch A Sketch

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • 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 check out February 22nd, 1979 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

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

George Washington

US President. Deceased
Born on February 22nd, 1732
He was not alive on this date.

Steve Irwin

Wildlife expert. Deceased
Born on February 22nd, 1962
He turned 11 on this day in 1973.

James Blunt

Singer.
Born on February 22nd, 1974
He was born exactly one year after this date.

Drew Barrymore

Actress.
Born on February 22nd, 1975
She was born exactly 2 years after this date.

US President.

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

UK Prime Minister.

Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on February 22nd, 1973.

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on February 22nd, 1973 was most likely conceived around the 15th of May, 1972.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 22nd, 1973 is close to the 2nd of December, 1973.

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Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 17,684 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,526 weeks have passed.
  • 1,527,894,000 seconds have passed since the February 22nd, 1973.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,782,543,000 times.
  • Since February 22nd, 1973, the earth has travelled approximately 788,393,304,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 254,649,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 131,398,884 steps. That's about 58,400 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,334,728 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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