April 21st, 1973

April 21st, 1973, fell on a Saturday. It was day 111 of 1973. The decade was the 1970s.

47 years, 2 months and 11 days have passed since April 21st, 1973.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 21st, 1973:

  • United States: Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree - Dawn
  • United Kingdom: Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree - Dawn

Take Me Back!

The date is April 21st, 1973 and it's a Saturday. People are enjoying their weekend. The summer of 1973 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise.

The song Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree by Dawn is on top of the singles charts in both the USA and the United Kingdom. Richard Nixon is currently the President of the United States. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Columbo.", "Here's Lucy", "All in the Family" and "McMillan & Wife".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "All in the Family", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" and "The Adventures of Black Beauty". Popular toys include the likes of "Battleship (game)", "Crissy (doll)", "Frisbee" and "Nerf Balls".


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 April 21st, 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.

  • 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:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 47 years, 2 months and 11 days have passed since April 21st, 1973.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 16 of 1973.
  • Leap Year: 1973 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on April 21st, 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 104194800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around April 21st, 1973:

  • March 24th, 1973: The final episode of Lassie is aired.
  • March 26th, 1973: Andre the Giant makes his WWF debut.
  • April 4th, 1973: The World Trade Center officially opens in New York City.
  • April 20th, 1973: American serial killer Edmund Kemper hands himself into authorities.
  • April 28th, 1973: Bobby Charlton plays his final game for Manchester United.
  • April 30th, 1973: Watergate scandal: President Richard Nixon announces that White House Counsel John Dean has been fired and that Attorney General Richard Kleindienst has resigned.
  • May 5th, 1973: FA Cup Final 1973: Sunderland defeat Leeds United after a goal from Ian Porterfield helps them secure a 1-0 victory.
  • May 10th, 1973: The New York Knicks win the 1973 NBA Finals after they defeat the Los Angeles Lakers 4-1.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 21st, 1973, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1973 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: April 21st, 1973 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.

Television Shows

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"


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)
  • 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

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 21st of April:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on April 21st, 1973.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on April 21st, 1973 was probably conceived around the 12th of July, 1972. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 21st, 1973 is the 29th of January, 1974. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

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

  • Pong - Table tennis game.

How old was I?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on April 21st, 1973.

Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about April 21st, 1973.

  • 17,239 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,489,449,600 seconds have passed since the April 21st, 1973.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,737,691,200 times.
  • Since April 21st, 1973, earth has travelled approximately 768,555,993,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 248,241,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 128,092,666 steps. That's about 56,930 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,873,395 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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