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June 1st, 1973.

June 1st, 1973, was a Friday. It was day 152 of 1973. The decade was the 1970s.

48 years and 11 days have passed since June 1st, 1973.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

Born on June 1st, 1973.

People who were born on this exact date.

  • Heidi Klum: German model.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on June 1st, 1973.

  • United States: My Love - Paul McCartney & Wings
  • United Kingdom: See My Baby Jive - Wizzard
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Take me back to June 1st, 1973!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is June 1st, 1973 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song My Love by Paul McCartney & Wings 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 "McCloud", "The Odd Couple", "Maude" and "Last of the Summer Wine". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "The Pink Panther Show" and "The Adventures of Black Beauty".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Lite-Brite, Nerf Balls, Weebles 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 June 1st, 1973.

  • The Watergate hearings.

    The Watergate hearings.

    Between the May and August of 1973, the Senate Watergate Committee carried out a number of televised hearings in relation to the Watergate Scandal. John Dean, who had served as the White House Counsel until he was fired in April of 1973, told 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 48 years and 11 days have passed since June 1st, 1973.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 22 of 1973.
  • Leap Year: 1973 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on June 1st, 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 107737200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around June 1st, 1973.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This date: June 1st, 1973
  • June 29th, 1973: 17-year-old Rita Lorraine Jolly goes missing from West Linn, Oregon.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 1st, 1973, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1973 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: June 1st, 1973 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.
  • Birth flower (June): The Rose and the Honeysuckle.

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 June 1st, 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 1st of June.

  • June 1st, 1926: Marilyn Monroe (Actress / Model) (Deceased)
  • June 1st, 1937: Morgan Freeman (American actor) turned 36 on this day in 1973.
  • June 1st, 1979: Markus Persson (Minecraft creator) was born exactly 6 years after this date.

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on June 1st, 1973.

UK Prime Minister.

Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on June 1st, 1973.

Irish Taoiseach.

Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on June 1st, 1973 was most likely conceived around the 22nd of August, 1972.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 1st, 1973 is close to the 11th of March, 1974.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about June 1st, 1973.

  • A total of 17,543 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,506 weeks have passed.
  • 1,515,715,200 seconds have passed since the June 1st, 1973.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,768,334,400 times.
  • Since June 1st, 1973, the earth has travelled approximately 782,109,043,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 252,619,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 130,351,507 steps. That's about 57,934 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,188,582 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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