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July 6, 1973

July 6, 1973, was a Friday. It was the 187th day of 1973. The decade was the seventies.

50 years, 7 months, and 26 days have passed since July 6, 1973.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

Birthdays

Born on July 6, 1973

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Music charts

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on July 6, 1973:

  • United States: "Will It Go Round In Circles" by Billy Preston
  • United Kingdom: "Skweeze Me Pleeze Me" by Slade

The Billboard Hot 100 on July 6, 1973

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Give Me Love - (Give Me Peace On Earth) - George Harrison
  • My Love - Paul McCartney And Wings
  • Will It Go Round In Circles - Billy Preston
  • I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby - Barry White
  • Kodachrome - Paul Simon
Play the top songs from 1973
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Live and Let Die

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Live and Let Die" was at the top of the box office on July 6, 1973.

Facts

This date was 18,501 days ago. Approximately 617 months have passed. It was the 187th day of 1973, in week 27. The decade was the seventies. People born on this day are currently 50 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. The Earth has experienced 206 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to July 6, 1973

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Friday, July 6, 1973. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. People have "that Friday feeling" and are excited for the weekend.

The 4th of July celebrations in America have come and passed. 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 "Will It Go Round In Circles" by Billy Preston 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 Live and Let Die is at the top of the box office. 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. 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Adam-12", "The Odd Couple", "The Bob Newhart Show", and "Last of the Summer Wine".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Sesame Street", "Sabrina the Teenage Witch", and "The Adventures of Black Beauty". Popular toys at the moment include Etch A Sketch, Lite-Brite, Uno (card game), and Magnavox Odyssey.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on July 6, 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%.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?

Notable events that happened close to July 6, 1973.

  • June 15, 1973: Marvin Gaye releases the song "Let's Get It On".
  • June 22, 1973: David Bowie releases his song "Life on Mars?".
  • June 29, 1973: 17-year-old Rita Lorraine Jolly goes missing from West Linn, Oregon.
  • This date: July 6, 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.
  • July 31, 1973: 87 people die after Delta Air Lines Flight 723 crashes during landing at Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • August 2, 1973: 51 people are killed on the Isle of Man when a fire breaks out at an amusement centre.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 6, 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 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 6, 1973 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1973

The following TV shows were popular in July 1973:

TV shows from July 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
Soul Train
Soul Train
McMillan & Wife
McMillan & Wife
The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour
The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour
The Two Ronnies
The Two Ronnies
All in the Family
All in the Family
The Partridge Family
The Partridge Family
The Odd Couple
The Odd Couple
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
The Flip Wilson Show
The Flip Wilson Show
McCloud
McCloud
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
Medical Center
Medical Center
Marcus Welby, M.D.
Marcus Welby, M.D.
Room 222
Room 222
The Main Chance
The Main Chance

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

Kids TV shows on July 6, 1973

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1973:

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 Electric Company
The Electric Company
Archie's TV Funnies
Archie's TV Funnies
Help!... It's the Hair Bear Bunch!
Help!... It's the Hair Bear Bunch!
All in the Family
All in the Family
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Sesame Street
Sesame Street
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines
Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines
The Pink Panther Show
The Pink Panther Show
The Banana Splits
The Banana Splits
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
JOT the Dot
JOT the Dot
Underdog
Underdog
The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show
Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1973

Toys and games that were popular in 1973:

Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle
Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle
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)
Nerf Balls
Nerf Balls
G.I. Joe Adventure Team
G.I. Joe Adventure Team
Crissy (doll)
Crissy (doll)
Frisbee
Frisbee
Clackers
Clackers
Battleship (game)
Battleship (game)
Lite-Brite
Lite-Brite
Twister mat
Twister mat
Operation
Operation
The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven
Etch A Sketch
Etch A Sketch
Troll doll
Troll doll
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in July 1973.

Pong 1972
Pong

Were you born on July 6, 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 July 6, 1979, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on July 6.

Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone

Actor
Born on July 6, 1946
He turned 27 on this day in 1973.

George W. Bush

George W. Bush

US President
Born on July 6, 1946
He turned 27 on this day in 1973.

50 Cent

50 Cent

Rapper
Born on July 6, 1975
He was born exactly 2 years after this date.

Pearse Doherty

Pearse Doherty

Irish politician
Born on July 6, 1977
He was born exactly 4 years after this date.

Tia Mowry

Tia Mowry

Actress
Born on July 6, 1978
She was born exactly 5 years after this date.

Tamera Mowry

Tamera Mowry

Actress
Born on July 6, 1978
She was born exactly 5 years after this date.

Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart

Actor / Comedian
Born on July 6, 1979
He was born exactly 6 years after this date.

USA

US President

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on July 6, 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 July 6, 1973 was most likely conceived around October 13, 1972.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 6, 1973 is close to March 29, 1974.

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Stats for July 6, 1973

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about July 6, 1973:

  • 18,501 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,643 weeks have passed.
  • 1,598,490,000 seconds have passed since July 6, 1973.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,864,905,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 824,820,840,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 266,415,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 137,470,140 steps. That's roughly 61,098 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,181,880 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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