March 8th, 1973, fell on a Thursday. It was day 67 of 1973. The decade was the 1970s.
47 years, 6 months and 9 days have passed since March 8th, 1973.
On This Date
Events that occurred on March 8th, 1973:
The Northern Ireland sovereignty referendum takes place. It is largely boycotted by the nationalist community.
Singer Ron "Pigpen" McKernan passes away.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on March 8th, 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 8th, 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 "McCloud", "McMillan & Wife", "Maude" and "Barnaby Jones". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Lassie", "The Pink Panther Show", "The Brady Bunch" and "Sesame Street".
Popular toys include the likes of "Etch A Sketch", "Clackers", "Weebles" and "Big Jim (action figure)".
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 8th, 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:
47 years, 6 months and 9 days have passed since March 8th, 1973.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 10 of 1973.
Leap Year: 1973 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on March 8th, 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 100396800.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around March 8th, 1973:
February 21st, 1973: 108 people are killed when Libyan Arab Airlines Flight 114 is shot down by an Israeli fighter plane.
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 8th, 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 8th, 1973 falls under the Wolf.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.
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)
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 8th of March:
Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on March 8th, 1973.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on March 8th, 1973 was probably conceived around the 29th of May, 1972. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 8th, 1973 is the 16th of December, 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 March 8th, 1973.
17,361 days have passed since this date.
1,499,986,800 seconds have passed since the March 8th, 1973.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,749,984,600 times.
Since March 8th, 1973, earth has travelled approximately 773,993,188,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 249,997,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 128,998,865 steps. That's about 57,333 miles!
Since this date, 17,999,842 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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