March 1st, 1973

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

48 years, 1 months and 18 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. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. Spring has started to creep in and the days 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 and Edward Heath is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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", "Columbo.", "Marcus Welby, M.D." and "Upstairs, Downstairs".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Lassie", "Captain Kangaroo", "The Pink Panther Show" and "The Brady Bunch". Popular toys include the likes of "Nerf Balls", "Weebles", "Kenner SSP Racers" 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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:

  • 48 years, 1 months and 18 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 48 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.
  • This date: March 1st, 1973
  • 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.
  • March 26th, 1973: Andre the Giant makes his WWF debut.
  • March 29th, 1973: The last American military unit leaves Vietnam.

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 people would 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)
  • Uno (card game)
  • 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

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Pong - Table tennis game.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 1st of March:


US President

Who was the US President on March 1st, 1973?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on March 1st, 1973?

  • Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

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).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about March 1st, 1973.

  • 17,582 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,519,081,200 seconds have passed since the March 1st, 1973.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,772,261,400 times.
  • Since March 1st, 1973, earth has travelled approximately 783,845,899,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 253,180,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 130,640,983 steps. That's about 58,063 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,228,974 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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