July 5th, 1973, fell on a Thursday. It was day 186 of 1973. The decade was the 1970s.
Exactly 47 years have passed since July 5th, 1973.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 5th, 1973:
The date is July 5th, 1973 and it's a Thursday. The 4th of July celebrations in America have come and passed. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.
In America, the song Will It Go Round In Circles by Billy Preston is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Skweeze Me Pleeze Me by Slade 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.", "All in the Family", "Upstairs, Downstairs" and "Emergency!". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong".
Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Underdog", "JOT the Dot", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" and "Sesame Street". Popular toys include the likes of "Lite-Brite", "Nerf Balls", "Big Jim (action figure)" and "Kenner SSP Racers".
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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 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.
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.
"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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1973.
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.
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.
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"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"
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