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May 7th, 1973.

May 7th, 1973, was a Monday. It was day 127 of 1973. The decade was the 1970s.

48 years and 2 days have passed since May 7th, 1973.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 7th, 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 to May 7th, 1973!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 7th, 1973 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. The summer of 1973 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual.

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 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 "What's My Line?", "The Odd Couple", "Emergency!" and "M*A*S*H". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" and "All in the Family". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Etch A Sketch, Lite-Brite, G.I. Joe Adventure Team and Weebles.

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 May 7th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 1973-74 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.

  • 48 years and 2 days have passed since May 7th, 1973.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 19 of 1973.
  • Leap Year: 1973 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 7th, 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 105577200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around May 7th, 1973.

  • 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 28th, 1973: Pink Floyd's record-breaking album "The Dark Side of the Moon" hits #1 on the US Billboard chart.
  • 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.
  • This date: May 7th, 1973
  • May 10th, 1973: The New York Knicks win the 1973 NBA Finals after they defeat the Los Angeles Lakers 4-1.
  • May 10th, 1973: NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain plays his final game.
  • 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.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 7th, 1973, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1973 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 7th, 1973 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

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.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on May 7th, 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

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 7th of May.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 7th of May.

  • May Day Bank Holiday (UK)
  • May Day (Ireland)

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on May 7th, 1973.

UK Prime Minister.

Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 7th, 1973.

Irish Taoiseach.

Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 7th, 1973.

  • A total of 17,534 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,504 weeks have passed.
  • 1,514,937,600 seconds have passed since the May 7th, 1973.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,767,427,200 times.
  • Since May 7th, 1973, the earth has travelled approximately 781,707,801,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 252,489,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 130,284,634 steps. That's about 57,904 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,179,251 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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