August 2nd, 1973

August 2nd, 1973, fell on a Thursday. It was day 214 of 1973. The decade was the 1970s.

47 years, 0 months and 9 days have passed since August 2nd, 1973.


On This Date

Events that occurred on August 2nd, 1973:

  • 51 people are killed on the Isle of Man when a fire breaks out at an amusement centre.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 2nd, 1973:

  • United States: The Morning After - Maureen McGovern
  • United Kingdom: I'm The Leader Of The Gang - Gary Glitter

Take Me Back!

The date is August 2nd, 1973 and it's a Thursday. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song The Morning After by Maureen McGovern is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, I'm The Leader Of The Gang by Gary Glitter 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 "Here's Lucy", "The Brady Bunch", "All in the Family" and "Last of the Summer Wine". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong" and "Space Race". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Underdog", "The Brady Bunch" and "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Easy-Bake Oven", "Lite-Brite", "Crissy (doll)" and "Frisbee".


News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on August 2nd, 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.

  • 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, 0 months and 9 days have passed since August 2nd, 1973.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 31 of 1973.
  • Leap Year: 1973 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 2nd, 1973, will be 47 years of age.
  • People born in 1973 belong to the "Generation X" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 113094000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 2nd, 1973:

  • July 20th, 1973: Bruce Lee dies.
  • July 29th, 1973: Formula One racing driver Roger Williamson dies in an accident.
  • August 25th, 1973: 11-year-old Joanne Ratcliffe and 4-year-old Kirste Gordon go missing at an Australian rules football match in Adelaide, Australia.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 2nd, 1973, will have the star sign Leo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Cancer.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1973 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 2nd, 1973 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • 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.

1973 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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"


1973 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1973:

  • Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle
  • Baby Alive (doll)
  • Shrinky Dinks
  • Magnavox Odyssey
  • Kenner SSP Racers
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • Weebles
  • VertiBird (toy helicopter)
  • G.I. Joe Adventure Team
  • Nerf Balls
  • Frisbee
  • Crissy (doll)
  • Clackers
  • Battleship (game)
  • Lite-Brite
  • Easy-Bake Oven
  • Etch A Sketch

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 2nd of August:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 2nd of August:

  • Republic Day (Republic of Macedonia)

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on August 2nd, 1973.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 2nd, 1973 was probably conceived around the 23rd of October, 1972. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 2nd, 1973 is the 12th of May, 1974. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Space Race - Arcade game in which two players each control a rocket ship.
  • Pong - Table tennis game.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 2nd, 1973.

  • 17,176 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,484,006,400 seconds have passed since the August 2nd, 1973.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,731,340,800 times.
  • Since August 2nd, 1973, earth has travelled approximately 765,747,302,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 247,334,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 127,624,550 steps. That's about 56,722 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,808,077 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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