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May 14th, 1973.

May 14th, 1973, was a Monday. It was day 134 of 1973. The decade was the 1970s.

48 years, 1 months and 2 days have passed since May 14th, 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 14th, 1973.

  • United States: You Are The Sunshine Of My Life - Stevie Wonder
  • United Kingdom: See My Baby Jive - Wizzard
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Take me back to May 14th, 1973!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 14th, 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.

In America, the song You Are The Sunshine Of My Life by Stevie Wonder is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, See My Baby Jive by Wizzard 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 "Marcus Welby, M.D.", "All in the Family", "Maude" and "Last of the Summer Wine".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "JOT the Dot", "The Pink Panther Show", "All in the Family" and "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Lite-Brite, G.I. Joe Adventure Team, Uno (card game) and Magnavox Odyssey.

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 14th, 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 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?

    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?

    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.

    "The Sting" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1973.

  • 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 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.

  • John Sirica.

    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.

    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.

  • Have a nice day!

    Have a nice day!

    Around this time, 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.

  • The Hippie movement.

    The Hippie movement.

    In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the hippie counterculture was at its height in popularity. 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.

    In the late 1960s, sales of lava lamps took off. 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.

    In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the afro hairstyle was at its peak in popularity. Public figures such as Angela Davis, Pam Grier, Jimi Hendrix and the Jackson 5 were among those who sported the style.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 48 years, 1 months and 2 days have passed since May 14th, 1973.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 of 1973.
  • Leap Year: 1973 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 14th, 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 106182000.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around May 14th, 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.
  • 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.
  • This date: May 14th, 1973
  • 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 14th, 1973, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Taurus is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • 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 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 14th, 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.
  • 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.
  • The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour - Variety show starring pop singers Sonny Bono and Cher.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on May 14th, 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.

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

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Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 14th of May.

  • May 14th, 1944: George Lucas (Film director) turned 29 on this day in 1973.
  • May 14th, 1950: Jill Stein (American politician) turned 23 on this day in 1973.
  • May 14th, 1961: Tim Roth (Actor) turned 12 on this day in 1973.
  • May 14th, 1979: Ruby Walsh (Irish jockey) was born exactly 6 years after this date.
  • May 14th, 1984: Olly Murs (Singer) was born exactly 11 years after this date.
  • May 14th, 1984: Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook founder) was born exactly 11 years after this date.
  • May 14th, 1996: Pokimane (Internet personality) was born exactly 23 years after this date.

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on May 14th, 1973.

UK Prime Minister.

Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 14th, 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 14th, 1973.

  • A total of 17,565 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,509 weeks have passed.
  • 1,517,616,000 seconds have passed since the May 14th, 1973.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,770,552,000 times.
  • Since May 14th, 1973, the earth has travelled approximately 783,089,856,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 252,936,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 130,514,976 steps. That's about 58,007 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,211,392 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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