May 21st, 1973

May 21st, 1973, fell on a Monday. It was day 141 of 1973. The decade was the 1970s.

47 years, 1 months and 22 days have passed since May 21st, 1973.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Noel Fielding: English comedian.


Music Singles

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

  • United States: Frankenstein - Edgar Winter Group
  • United Kingdom: See My Baby Jive - Wizzard

Take Me Back!

The date is May 21st, 1973 and it's a Monday. The summer of 1973 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual. In America, the song Frankenstein by Edgar Winter Group 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. 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.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "Marcus Welby, M.D.", "The Brady Bunch", "Upstairs, Downstairs" and "Maude". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "The Brady Bunch" and "Sesame Street".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Clackers", "G.I. Joe Adventure Team", "VertiBird (toy helicopter)" and "Shrinky Dinks".


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 May 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.

  • Watergate Hearings

    Between the 18th of May, 1973 and the 7th of August, 1973, the Senate Watergate Committee carries out a number of televised hearings. John Dean, who had served as the White House Counsel until he was fired in April of 1973, tells investigators that he had discussed the Watergate cover-up with US President Richard Nixon. In July of 1973, Nixon refuses to hand over presidential tape recordings to investigators.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 47 years, 1 months and 22 days have passed since May 21st, 1973.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 21 of 1973.
  • Leap Year: 1973 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 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 106786800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around May 21st, 1973:

  • 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.
  • 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 May 21st, 1973, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1973 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: May 21st, 1973 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

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 May:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

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

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on May 21st, 1973 was probably conceived around the 11th of August, 1972. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 21st, 1973 is the 28th of February, 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?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 17,219 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,487,721,600 seconds have passed since the May 21st, 1973.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,735,675,200 times.
  • Since May 21st, 1973, earth has travelled approximately 767,664,345,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 247,953,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 127,944,058 steps. That's about 56,864 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,852,659 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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