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June 29, 1973

June 29, 1973, was a Friday. It was 50 years, 10 months, and 25 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

On This Day

Events

Notable events that occurred on June 29, 1973:

  • 17-year-old Rita Lorraine Jolly goes missing from West Linn, Oregon.
Song charts

Popular songs

On June 29, 1973, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "Give Me Love (give Me Peace On Earth)" by George Harrison
  • United Kingdom: "Skweeze Me Pleeze Me" by Slade

The music charts on June 29, 1973

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • My Love - Paul McCartney And Wings
  • Playground In My Mind - Clint Holmes
  • I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby - Barry White
  • Will It Go Round In Circles - Billy Preston
  • Give Me Love - (Give Me Peace On Earth) - George Harrison
Play the top singles from 1973
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1973. Take a trip back to the days of Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, Deep Purple, the Doobie Brothers and Elton John.
Scarecrow

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Scarecrow".

Facts

This date occurred 18,592 days ago. Approximately 620 months have passed. It was the 180th day of 1973, in week 26. The decade was the seventies. People who were born on June 29, 1973, are now 50 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. 207 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to June 29, 1973

Let's go back to the seventies.

The date is June 29, 1973, and it's a Friday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Cancer. Many people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

The summer of 1973 is in full swing. The weather is warm, and the evenings are brighter than usual. Most schools and colleges are now finished until August or September. In America, the song "Give Me Love (give Me Peace On Earth)" by George Harrison is at the top of the singles charts, while "Skweeze Me Pleeze Me" by Slade is the number-one song in the UK. Richard Nixon is the President of the United States, and the movie Scarecrow is at the top of the box office.

Edward Heath is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "The Main Chance", "Room 222", "The Odd Couple", and "Emergency!". 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Bruce Lee, J. R. R. Tolkien, Gram Parsons, and Oskar Schindler would all still be alive. People are playing video games such as "Pong".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Underdog", "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!", and "Archie's TV Funnies". Children are playing with toys such as Etch A Sketch, Weebles, Kenner SSP Racers, and Baby Alive (doll).

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on June 29, 1973.

  • The Watergate hearings.

    The Watergate hearings

    Between 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 1973, told investigators that he had discussed the Watergate cover-up with US President Richard Nixon. In July 1973, Nixon refused to hand over presidential tape recordings to investigators.
  • The kung fu craze.

    The kung fu craze

    Following the success of the Hong Kong martial arts film "Five Fingers of Death" in March of 1973, multiple kung fu movies went on to reach the top of the US box office that year.
  • 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 UK stock market fared even worse, with the FT 30 dropping by over 70%.
  • Hitchhiking is declining.

    Hitchhiking is declining

    Although hitchhiking is still pretty common, it is beginning to decline due to people's falling trust in strangers, lower air travel prices, an increase in highways, and more affordable cars.
  • The US military is withdrawing from the Vietnam War.

    The US military is withdrawing from the Vietnam War

    During 1973, the war in Vietnam was still ongoing. However, by this stage, the US was steadily withdrawing its military from the country. Between 1972 and 1973, the number of US troops in Vietnam fell from 24,200 to 50. Although a peace agreement was signed at the start of 1973, it was quickly broken by both sides.
  • 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.
  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players

    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 Time Person of the Year in 1973. Sirica was the judge who ordered US 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

    Audio cassettes started becoming widespread from about 1972 onward. 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

    Sales of color TV sets were beginning to surpass sales of the older black-and-white models. By this stage, almost all of the popular daytime networks were broadcasting in color.
  • Have a nice day!

    Have a nice day!

    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.
  • Wallpaper.

    Wallpaper

    Wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes throughout the 1970s and 1980s. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.
  • Office workers are using typewriters.

    Office workers are using typewriters

    Although personal computers began to emerge during the 1970s, typewriters were still the norm for most office workers.
  • The Volkswagen Beetle.

    The Volkswagen Beetle

    The Volkswagen Beetle was one of the most common cars on the road. Sales of the vehicle increased following the release of the 1968 film The Love Bug (and its subsequent spin-offs).
  • The Hippie movement.

    The Hippie movement

    The hippie counterculture reached its peak during the late 1960s and early 1970s. 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

    Sales of lava lamps increased in the late 1960s. 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

    The afro hairstyle took off during the 1960s and early 1970s. Public figures such as Angela Davis, Pam Grier, Jimi Hendrix, and the Jackson 5 were among those who sported the style.

Personality traits

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around June 29, 1973.

  • May 30, 1973: Football: Ajax win the European Cup after defeating Juventus 1-0.
  • June 15, 1973: Marvin Gaye releases the song "Let's Get It On".
  • June 22, 1973: David Bowie releases his song "Life on Mars?".
  • This date: June 29, 1973
  • July 14, 1973: The rock and roll duo "The Everly Brothers" break up after Phil Everly storms off stage during a performance in Buena Park, California.
  • July 20, 1973: Martial artist Bruce Lee dies at the age of 32.
  • July 21, 1973: Israeli Mossad agents mistakenly kill a waiter in Lillehammer, Norway.
  • July 25, 1973: Former Canadian Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent passes away at the age of 91.
  • July 29, 1973: Formula One racing driver Roger Williamson dies in an accident.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 29, 1973, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1973 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: June 29, 1973 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.
  • Birth flower (June): The Rose and the Honeysuckle.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in June 1973

In June 1973, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from June 1973.

The Six Million Dollar Man
The Six Million Dollar Man
Barnaby Jones
Barnaby Jones
Last of the Summer Wine
Last of the Summer Wine
M*A*S*H
M*A*S*H
The Bob Newhart Show
The Bob Newhart Show
Ghost Story
Ghost Story
The Waltons
The Waltons
Maude
Maude
The Rookies
The Rookies
Emergency!
Emergency!
Sanford and Son
Sanford and Son
Upstairs, Downstairs
Upstairs, Downstairs

Cars in 1973

1974 saw the introduction of cars such as the Ford Mustang (second generation), the Mitsubishi Lancer, the Toyota Starlet, the Chevrolet Chevelle Laguna, the Buick Regal, and the Volkswagen Passat.

Cars in 1973.

Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in June 1973

If you were a kid on June 29, 1973, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

Schoolhouse Rock!
Schoolhouse Rock!
Lassie's Rescue Rangers
Lassie's Rescue Rangers
The Adventures of Black Beauty
The Adventures of Black Beauty

Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan
The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan
The Electric Company
The Electric Company
Help!... It's the Hair Bear Bunch!
Help!... It's the Hair Bear Bunch!
Archie's TV Funnies
Archie's TV Funnies
All in the Family
All in the Family
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Sesame Street
Sesame Street
Toys

Toys in 1973

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

Baby Alive (doll)
Baby Alive (doll)
Shrinky Dinks
Shrinky Dinks
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox Odyssey
Kenner SSP Racers
Kenner SSP Racers
Big Jim (action figure)
Big Jim (action figure)
Uno (card game)
Uno (card game)
The Rock Flowers dolls
The Rock Flowers dolls
Weebles
Weebles
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
G.I. Joe Adventure Team
G.I. Joe Adventure Team
Nerf Balls
Nerf Balls
Frisbee
Frisbee
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in June 1973.

Pong 1972
Pong

Were you born on June 29, 1973?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out June 29, 1979, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on June 29.

Gary Busey

Gary Busey

Actor
Born on June 29, 1944
He turned 29 on this day in 1973.

Nicole Scherzinger

Nicole Scherzinger

Singer
Born on June 29, 1978
She was born exactly 5 years after this date.

Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi Leonard

NBA player
Born on June 29, 1991
He was born exactly 18 years after this date.

USA

US President

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on June 29, 1973.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on June 29, 1973 was most likely conceived around October 6, 1972.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 29, 1973 is close to March 22, 1974.

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Stats for June 29, 1973

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about June 29, 1973:

  • 18,592 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,656 weeks have passed.
  • 1,606,348,800 seconds have passed since June 29, 1973.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,874,073,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 828,875,980,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 267,724,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 138,145,997 steps. That's roughly 61,398 miles.
  • 19,276,186 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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