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March 24th, 1973.

March 24th, 1973, was a Saturday. It was day 83 of 1973. The decade was the 1970s.

48 years, 1 months and 26 days have passed since March 24th, 1973.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

On this day.

What happened on March 24th, 1973?

  • The final episode of Lassie is aired.

Born on March 24th, 1973.

People who were born on this exact date.

  • Jim Parsons: Actor.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on March 24th, 1973.

  • United States: Love Train - O'Jays
  • United Kingdom: Cum On Feel The Noize - Slade
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The date is March 24th, 1973 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. Currently, people are enjoying their 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 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 "Here's Lucy", "All in the Family", "Upstairs, Downstairs" and "Barnaby Jones". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "JOT the Dot", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" and "The Adventures of Black Beauty".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Clackers, Frisbee, Uno (card game) and Kenner SSP Racers.

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 24th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1973.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 48 years, 1 months and 26 days have passed since March 24th, 1973.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 12 of 1973.
  • Leap Year: 1973 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on March 24th, 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 101775600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around March 24th, 1973.

  • March 1st, 1973: Pink Floyd release their album The Dark Side of the Moon.
  • 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.
  • This date: March 24th, 1973
  • 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 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 24th, 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 11.
  • Native American Zodiac: March 24th, 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.

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

Kid's TV shows on March 24th, 1973.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1973.

Toys and games that were 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
  • The Easy-Bake Oven
  • Etch A Sketch

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • Pong - Table tennis game.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 24th of March.

  • March 24th, 1874: Harry Houdini (Illusionist) (Deceased)
  • March 24th, 1947: Alan Sugar (Businessman) turned 26 on this day in 1973.
  • March 24th, 1965: The Undertaker (Wrestler) turned 8 on this day in 1973.
  • March 24th, 1976: Peyton Manning (American Football player) was born exactly 3 years after this date.
  • March 24th, 1989: Zyzz (Internet personality / bodybuilder) was born exactly 16 years after this date.

US President.

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

UK Prime Minister.

Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on March 24th, 1973.

Irish Taoiseach.

Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on March 24th, 1973 was most likely conceived around the 14th of June, 1972.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 24th, 1973 is close to the 1st of January, 1974.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about March 24th, 1973.

  • A total of 17,588 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,512 weeks have passed.
  • 1,519,603,200 seconds have passed since the March 24th, 1973.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,772,870,400 times.
  • Since March 24th, 1973, the earth has travelled approximately 784,115,251,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 253,267,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 130,685,875 steps. That's about 58,083 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,235,238 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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