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March 24, 1973

March 24, 1973, was a Saturday. It was the 83rd day of 1973. The decade was the seventies.

50 years, 11 months, and 8 days have passed since March 24, 1973.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on March 24, 1973:

  • The final episode of Lassie is aired.
Birthdays

Born on March 24, 1973

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Popular songs

On March 24, 1973, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on March 24, 1973

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Love Train - The O'Jays
  • Killing Me Softly With His Song - Roberta Flack
  • Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001) - Deodato
  • Neither One Of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye) - Gladys Knight And The Pips
  • Last Song - Edward Bear
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The Poseidon Adventure

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "The Poseidon Adventure".

Facts

This date was 18,605 days ago. Approximately 620 months have passed. It was the 83rd day of 1973, in week 12. The decade was the seventies. People born on this day are currently 50 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. 207 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to March 24, 1973

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Saturday, March 24, 1973. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Aries. The work week is over and Saturday has finally come, so people are spending time with their kids, going to bars, shopping, playing video games, and watching sports.

Spring has arrived, and the days are starting to get longer. In America, the song "Love Train" by O'Jays is at the top of the singles charts, while "Cum On Feel The Noize" by Slade is the number-one song in the UK. Richard Nixon is the President of the United States, and the movie The Poseidon Adventure is at the top of the box office.

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.

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 still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Main Chance", "The Two Ronnies", "McMillan & Wife", and "Barnaby Jones". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines", and "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids". Popular toys at the moment include Operation, Twister mat, VertiBird (toy helicopter), and the Rock Flowers dolls.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on March 24, 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 UK stock market fared even worse, with the FT 30 dropping by over 70%.
  • 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.
  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players

    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 Time Person of the Year in 1973. Sirica was the judge who ordered US 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.
  • Hitchhiking is declining.

    Hitchhiking is declining

    Although hitchhiking is still pretty common, it is beginning to decline due to people's falling trust in strangers, lower air travel prices, an increase in highways, and more affordable cars.
  • 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

    Audio cassettes started becoming widespread from about 1972 onward. 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

    Sales of color TV sets were beginning to surpass sales of the older black-and-white models. By this stage, almost all of the popular daytime networks were broadcasting in color.
  • Have a nice day!

    Have a nice day!

    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.
  • Wallpaper.

    Wallpaper

    Wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes throughout the 1970s and 1980s. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.
  • Office workers are using typewriters.

    Office workers are using typewriters

    Although personal computers began to emerge during the 1970s, typewriters were still the norm for most office workers.
  • The Volkswagen Beetle.

    The Volkswagen Beetle

    The Volkswagen Beetle was one of the most common cars on the road. Sales of the vehicle increased following the release of the 1968 film The Love Bug (and its subsequent spin-offs).
  • The Hippie movement.

    The Hippie movement

    The hippie counterculture reached its peak during the late 1960s and early 1970s. 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

    Sales of lava lamps increased in the late 1960s. 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

    The afro hairstyle took off during the 1960s and early 1970s. Public figures such as Angela Davis, Pam Grier, Jimi Hendrix, and the Jackson 5 were among those who sported the style.

Personality traits

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to March 24, 1973.

  • March 1, 1973: Pink Floyd release their album The Dark Side of the Moon.
  • March 7, 1973: The sci-fi series "The Six Million Dollar Man" makes its debut on television.
  • March 8, 1973:
    • The Northern Ireland sovereignty referendum takes place. It is largely boycotted by the nationalist community.
    • Singer Ron "Pigpen" McKernan passes away.
  • March 20, 1973: Jim Croce releases the song "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown".
  • March 21, 1973: Boxing: Larry Holmes makes his professional debut.
  • March 23, 1973:
    • John Lennon is ordered to leave the United States due to his anti-war efforts.
    • Paul McCartney and Wings release the single "My Love".
  • This date: March 24, 1973
  • March 26, 1973: Andre the Giant makes his WWF debut.
  • March 29, 1973: The last American military unit leaves Vietnam.
  • April 1, 1973: John Lennon and Yoko Ono hold a press conference to announce the formation of a new landless state called "Nutopia".
  • April 2, 1973: Alphabet murders: 11-year-old Wanda Walkowicz goes missing in Rochester, New York.
  • April 3, 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 4, 1973:
    • NBC airs a 90-minute special of Elvis Presley's concert "Aloha from Hawaii via Satellite".
    • The World Trade Center officially opens in New York City.
  • April 8, 1973: Spanish painter Pablo Picasso dies at the age of 91.
  • April 20, 1973: American serial killer Edmund Kemper hands himself into authorities.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 24, 1973, will have the star sign Aries.
  • 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 11.
  • Native American Zodiac: March 24, 1973 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.
  • Birth flower (March): The Daffodil and the Jonqui.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1973

In March 1973, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from March 1973.

The Six Million Dollar Man
The Six Million Dollar Man
Barnaby Jones
Barnaby Jones
Last of the Summer Wine
Last of the Summer Wine
M*A*S*H
M*A*S*H
The Bob Newhart Show
The Bob Newhart Show
Ghost Story
Ghost Story
The Waltons
The Waltons
Maude
Maude
The Rookies
The Rookies
Emergency!
Emergency!
Sanford and Son
Sanford and Son
Upstairs, Downstairs
Upstairs, Downstairs
Soul Train
Soul Train
McMillan & Wife
McMillan & Wife
The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour
The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour
The Two Ronnies
The Two Ronnies
All in the Family
All in the Family
The Partridge Family
The Partridge Family
The Odd Couple
The Odd Couple
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
The Flip Wilson Show
The Flip Wilson Show
McCloud
McCloud
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
Medical Center
Medical Center
Marcus Welby, M.D.
Marcus Welby, M.D.
Room 222
Room 222
The Main Chance
The Main Chance

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.

Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on March 24, 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

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
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1973

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

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

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in March 1973.

Pong 1972
Pong

Were you born on March 24, 1973?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out March 24, 1979, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on March 24.

Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini

Illusionist Deceased
Born on March 24, 1874
He was not alive on this date.

Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen

Actor Deceased
Born on March 24, 1930
He turned 43 on this day in 1973.

Alan Sugar

Alan Sugar

Businessman
Born on March 24, 1947
He turned 26 on this day in 1973.

Robert Carradine

Robert Carradine

Actor
Born on March 24, 1954
He turned 19 on this day in 1973.

The Undertaker

The Undertaker

Wrestler
Born on March 24, 1965
He turned 8 on this day in 1973.

Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning

American Football player
Born on March 24, 1976
He was born exactly 3 years after this date.

Zyzz

Zyzz

Bodybuilder Deceased
Born on March 24, 1989
He was born exactly 16 years after this date.

USA

US President

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on March 24, 1973.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on March 24, 1973 was most likely conceived around July 1, 1972.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 24, 1973 is close to December 15, 1973.

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Stats for March 24, 1973

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about March 24, 1973:

  • 18,605 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,657 weeks have passed.
  • 1,607,475,600 seconds have passed since March 24, 1973.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,875,388,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 829,457,409,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 267,912,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 138,242,902 steps. That's roughly 61,441 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,289,707 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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