April 30th, 1973

April 30th, 1973, fell on a Monday. Day 120 of 1973. Decade: 1970s.

47 years, 1 months and 7 days have passed since April 30th, 1973.


On This Date

Events that occurred on 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.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 30th, 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

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 30th, 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.

  • Watergate Scandal Resignations

    The Watergate Scandal continues as a number of White House staff members resign. White House Counsel John Dean is fired.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 47 years, 1 months and 7 days have passed since April 30th, 1973.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 18 of 1973.
  • Leap Year: 1973 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on April 30th, 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 104972400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around April 30th, 1973:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • May 22nd, 1973: Lord Lambton resigns from the British government over a 'call girl' scandal.
  • May 30th, 1973: Football: Ajax win the European Cup after defeating Juventus 1-0.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 30th, 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 30th, 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 30th of April:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 30th of April:

  • Walpurgis Night (Sweden)

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on April 30th, 1973.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on April 30th, 1973 was probably conceived around the 21st of July, 1972. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 30th, 1973 is the 7th of February, 1974. (Rough Estimate).

Computer Games

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

  • Pong - Table tennis game.

30th of April

Events that have occurred on the 30th of April:

  • April 30th, 1945: German dictator Adolf Hitler commits suicide.
  • April 30th, 1966: The Church of Satan is formed by Anton Szandor LaVey.
  • April 30th, 1975: The Vietnam War ends.
  • April 30th, 1977: The Cambodian-Vietnamese War begins.
  • April 30th, 1980: Six Iranian-born terrorists take over the Iranian embassy in London.
  • April 30th, 1982: American music journalist Lester Bangs dies from an accidental overdose in New York City.
  • April 30th, 1999: A nail bomb explodes at a pub in Soho, London. A neo-Nazi called David Copeland is later apprehended for the crime
  • April 30th, 2015: Singer Ben E. King passes away
  • April 30th, 1952: Mr. Potato Head becomes the first toy to be advertised on television.
  • April 30th, 1992: The final episode of "The Cosby Show" is aired.
  • April 30th, 2004: Mean Girls (2004) is released in cinemas.
  • April 30th, 2005: Chelsea win their first Premier League title in 50 years after a 2-0 victory away against Bolton.
  • April 30th, 2008: Football: Chelsea progress to the Champions League final after defeating Liverpool 3-2 in extra time.
  • April 30th, 2008: Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are married.
  • April 30th, 2010: Irish presenter Gerry Ryan dies.
  • April 30th, 2013: Windows Live Messenger (formerly known as MSN Messenger) is discontinued for English speakers.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about April 30th, 1973.

  • 17,205 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,486,512,000 seconds have passed since the April 30th, 1973.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,734,264,000 times.
  • Since April 30th, 1973, earth has travelled approximately 767,040,192,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 247,752,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 127,840,032 steps. That's about 56,818 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,838,144 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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