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June 5th, 1973.

June 5th, 1973, was a Tuesday. It was day 156 of 1973. The decade was the 1970s.

47 years, 11 months and 4 days have passed since June 5th, 1973.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on June 5th, 1973.

  • United States: My Love - Paul McCartney & Wings
  • United Kingdom: See My Baby Jive - Wizzard

Take me back to June 5th, 1973!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is June 5th, 1973 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. 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 "Marcus Welby, M.D.", "The Flip Wilson Show", "Upstairs, Downstairs" and "Barnaby Jones".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "JOT the Dot", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" and "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Crissy (doll), G.I. Joe Adventure Team, VertiBird (toy helicopter) 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 June 5th, 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 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, 11 months and 4 days have passed since June 5th, 1973.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 23 of 1973.
  • Leap Year: 1973 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on June 5th, 1973, will be 47 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1973 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 108082800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around June 5th, 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.
  • This date: June 5th, 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 5th, 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 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: June 5th, 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.
  • 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 June 5th, 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 5th of June.

  • June 5th, 1967: Ron Livingston (Actor) turned 6 on this day in 1973.
  • June 5th, 1971: Mark Wahlberg (Actor) turned 2 on this day in 1973.
  • June 5th, 1991: Tyler Blevins (Ninja) (Gamer) was born exactly 18 years after this date.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 5th of June.

  • Constitution Day (Denmark)

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on June 5th, 1973.

UK Prime Minister.

Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on June 5th, 1973.

Irish Taoiseach.

Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on June 5th, 1973 was most likely conceived around the 26th of August, 1972.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 5th, 1973 is close to the 15th of March, 1974.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about June 5th, 1973.

  • A total of 17,505 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,500 weeks have passed.
  • 1,512,432,000 seconds have passed since the June 5th, 1973.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,764,504,000 times.
  • Since June 5th, 1973, the earth has travelled approximately 780,414,912,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 252,072,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 130,069,152 steps. That's about 57,809 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,149,184 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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