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March 23rd, 1973.

March 23rd, 1973, was a Friday. It was day 82 of 1973. The decade was the 1970s.

48 years, 8 months and 5 days have passed since March 23rd, 1973.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

On this day.

What happened on March 23rd, 1973?

  • John Lennon is ordered to leave the United States due to his anti-war efforts.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on March 23rd, 1973.

  • United States: Love Train - O'Jays
  • United Kingdom: Cum On Feel The Noize - Slade

The Billboard Hot 100 on March 23rd, 1973.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Killing Me Softly With His Song - Roberta Flack
  • Dueling Banjos - Deliverance/Eric Weissberg & Steve Mandell
  • Love Train - The O'Jays
  • Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001) - Deodato
  • Last Song - Edward Bear
Play the top hits from 1973.
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1973. Take a trip back to the days of Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, Deep Purple, the Doobie Brothers and Elton John.
The Poseidon Adventure

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "The Poseidon Adventure" was at the top of the box office on March 23rd, 1973.

Take me back to March 23rd, 1973!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is March 23rd, 1973 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

Spring has arrived and the days have become longer. In America, the song Love Train by O'Jays 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 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Pablo Picasso, Bruce Lee, J. R. R. Tolkien and Gram Parsons would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Columbo", "The Brady Bunch", "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Upstairs, Downstairs".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "JOT the Dot", "The Pink Panther Show", "Help!... It's the Hair Bear Bunch!" and "Lassie's Rescue Rangers". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Battleship (game), Weebles, the Rock Flowers dolls 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 March 23rd, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 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.

  • 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.

  • People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.

  • 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, 8 months and 5 days have passed since March 23rd, 1973.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 12 of 1973.
  • Leap Year: 1973 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on March 23rd, 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 101689200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around March 23rd, 1973.

  • 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.
  • March 7th, 1973: The sci-fi series "The Six Million Dollar Man" makes its debut on television.
  • 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.
  • This date: March 23rd, 1973
  • 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.
  • April 1st, 1973: John Lennon and Yoko Ono hold a press conference to announce the formation of a new landless state called "Nutopia".
  • April 2nd, 1973: Alphabet murders: 11-year-old Wanda Walkowicz goes missing in Rochester, New York.
  • April 3rd, 1973: Alphabet murders: The body of missing 11-year-old girl Wanda Walkowicz is discovered close to State Route 104 in Webster, New York.
  • April 4th, 1973: NBC airs a 90-minute special of Elvis Presley's concert "Aloha from Hawaii via Satellite".
  • April 4th, 1973: The World Trade Center officially opens in New York City.
  • April 8th, 1973: Spanish painter Pablo Picasso dies at the age of 91.
  • April 20th, 1973: American serial killer Edmund Kemper hands himself into authorities.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 23rd, 1973, will have the star sign Aries.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1973 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: March 23rd, 1973 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.
  • Birth flower (March): The Daffodil and the Jonqui.

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.

TV shows from March, 1973.

The Six Million Dollar Man
The Six Million Dollar Man
Sci-fi series about a superhuman man who was rebuilt using bionic implants.

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

Last of the Summer Wine
Last of the Summer Wine
British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.

M*A*S*H
M*A*S*H
TV series about an American military medical unit during the Korean War.

The Bob Newhart Show
The Bob Newhart Show
Sitcom starring Bob Newhart as a psychologist called Dr. Robert Hartley.

Ghost Story
Ghost Story
Horror anthology series starring Sebastian Cabot.

The Waltons
The Waltons
TV series about a family living in rural Virginia during the Great Depression.

Maude
Maude
Sitcom starring Bea Arthur as Maude Findlay. Spin-off of All in the Family.

The Rookies
The Rookies
American police series.

Emergency!
Emergency!
TV series about a fire department in LA.

Sanford and Son
Sanford and Son
American sitcom starring Redd Foxx and Demond Wilson.

Upstairs, Downstairs
Upstairs, Downstairs
British drama series about the aristocratic Bellamy family and their household staff.

Soul Train
Soul Train
American music program that was dedicated to funk, soul and R&B music.

McMillan & Wife
McMillan & Wife
TV show about a San Francisco police commissioner and his wife Sally.

The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour
The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour
Variety show starring pop singers Sonny Bono and Cher.

The Two Ronnies
The Two Ronnies
British comedy sketch show starring Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett.

All in the Family
All in the Family
American sitcom about the life of a working-class father and his family.

The Odd Couple
The Odd Couple
Starring Tony Randall as Felix Unger and Jack Klugman as Oscar Madison.

The Mary Tyler Moore Show
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Sitcom about a career-oriented woman who moves to Minneapolis after separating from her partner.

The Flip Wilson Show
The Flip Wilson Show
Variety show hosted by Flip Wilson.

McCloud
McCloud
A New Mexico deputy marshall gets assigned to Manhattan's 27th Precinct.

The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
Sitcom about a large family with six children.

Medical Center
Medical Center
American medical drama series starring James Daly, Chad Everett and Audrey Totter.

Marcus Welby, M.D.
Marcus Welby, M.D.
Medical drama television program.

Room 222
Room 222
American comedy-drama series about a history class in an LA school.

The Main Chance
The Main Chance
British TV series about a solicitor who moves from London to Leeds.

Hee Haw
Hee Haw
American variety show that featured country music and humor.

Cars in 1973.

1974 saw the introduction of cars such as the Ford Mustang (second generation), the Mitsubishi Lancer, the Toyota Starlet, the Chevrolet Chevelle Laguna, the Buick Regal and the Volkswagen Passat.

Cars in 1973.

Kids' TV shows on March 23rd, 1973.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1973.

Schoolhouse Rock!
Schoolhouse Rock!

Lassie's Rescue Rangers
Lassie's Rescue Rangers

The Adventures of Black Beauty
The Adventures of Black Beauty

The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan
The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan

Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids

The Electric Company
The Electric Company

Archie's TV Funnies
Archie's TV Funnies

Help!... It's the Hair Bear Bunch!
Help!... It's the Hair Bear Bunch!

All in the Family
All in the Family

Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Sabrina the Teenage Witch

Sesame Street
Sesame Street

The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines
Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines

The Pink Panther Show
The Pink Panther Show

The Banana Splits
The Banana Splits

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

JOT the Dot
JOT the Dot

Underdog
Underdog

The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show

Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo

Lassie
Lassie

Popular toys and games in 1973.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1973.

Baby Alive (doll)
Baby Alive (doll)

Shrinky Dinks
Shrinky Dinks

Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox Odyssey

Kenner SSP Racers
Kenner SSP Racers

Big Jim (action figure)
Big Jim (action figure)

Uno (card game)
Uno (card game)

The Rock Flowers dolls
The Rock Flowers dolls

Weebles
Weebles

VertiBird (toy helicopter)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)

Nerf Balls
Nerf Balls

G.I. Joe Adventure Team
G.I. Joe Adventure Team

Crissy (doll)
Crissy (doll)

Frisbee
Frisbee

Clackers
Clackers

Battleship (game)
Battleship (game)

Lite-Brite
Lite-Brite

Twister mat
Twister mat

Operation
Operation

The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven

Etch A Sketch
Etch A Sketch

Troll doll
Troll doll

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

Pong 1972
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 March 23rd, 1979 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on March 23rd.

Mo Farah

British runner.
Born on March 23rd, 1983
He was born exactly 10 years after this date.

Kyrie Irving

Basketball player.
Born on March 23rd, 1992
He was born exactly 19 years after this date.

Greg O'Shea

Love Island winner.
Born on March 23rd, 1995
He was born exactly 22 years after this date.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 23rd of March.

  • Pakistan Day

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on March 23rd, 1973.

UK Prime Minister.

Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on March 23rd, 1973.

Irish Taoiseach.

Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on March 23rd, 1973 was most likely conceived around June 30th, 1972.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 23rd, 1973 is close to December 14th, 1973.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about March 23rd, 1973.

  • A total of 17,782 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,540 weeks have passed.
  • 1,536,368,400 seconds have passed since the March 23rd, 1973.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,792,429,800 times.
  • Since March 23rd, 1973, the earth has travelled approximately 792,766,094,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 256,061,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 132,127,682 steps. That's about 58,723 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,436,421 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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