March 1st, 1973

March 1st, 1973, fell on a Thursday. It was day 60 of 1973. The decade was the 1970s.

47 years, 5 months and 13 days have passed since March 1st, 1973.


On This Date

Events that occurred on March 1st, 1973:

  • Pink Floyd release their album The Dark Side of the Moon.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on March 1st, 1973:

  • United States: Killing Me Softly With His Song - Roberta Flack
  • United Kingdom: Cum On Feel The Noize - Slade

Take Me Back!

The date is March 1st, 1973 and it's a Thursday. Spring has started to creep in and the evenings are beginning to get longer. In America, the song Killing Me Softly With His Song by Roberta Flack is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Cum On Feel The Noize by Slade 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 "Columbo.", "Here's Lucy", "Emergency!" and "Last of the Summer Wine". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "The Pink Panther Show", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" and "The Adventures of Black Beauty".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Easy-Bake Oven", "Lite-Brite", "Clackers" and "VertiBird (toy helicopter)".


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 March 1st, 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 47 years, 5 months and 13 days have passed since March 1st, 1973.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 09 of 1973.
  • Leap Year: 1973 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on March 1st, 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 99792000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around March 1st, 1973:

  • 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.
  • 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 24th, 1973: The final episode of Lassie is aired.
  • March 26th, 1973: Andre the Giant makes his WWF debut.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 1st, 1973, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (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).
  • Native American Zodiac: March 1st, 1973 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.

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 1st of March:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on March 1st, 1973.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on March 1st, 1973 was probably conceived around the 22nd of May, 1972. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 1st, 1973 is the 9th of December, 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 March 1st, 1973.

  • 17,334 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,497,654,000 seconds have passed since the March 1st, 1973.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,747,263,000 times.
  • Since March 1st, 1973, earth has travelled approximately 772,789,464,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 249,609,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 128,798,244 steps. That's about 57,244 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,971,848 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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