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August 18th, 1973.

August 18th, 1973, was a Saturday. It was day 230 of 1973. The decade was the 1970s.

48 years, 3 months and 20 days have passed since August 18th, 1973.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 18th, 1973.

  • United States: Touch Me In The Morning - Diana Ross
  • United Kingdom: I'm The Leader Of The Gang - Gary Glitter

The Billboard Hot 100 on August 18th, 1973.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Touch Me In The Morning - Diana Ross
  • Live And Let Die - Wings
  • Brother Louie - Stories
  • The Morning After - Maureen McGovern
  • Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
Play the top hits from 1973.
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Coffy

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Coffy" was at the top of the box office on August 18th, 1973.

Take me back to August 18th, 1973!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is August 18th, 1973 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song Touch Me In The Morning by Diana Ross 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 and the movie Coffy is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Edward Heath is the current Prime Minister. 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. A comedy film called "American Graffiti" is currently being shown in movie theaters. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as J. R. R. Tolkien, Gram Parsons and Oskar Schindler would all be still alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Room 222", "The Odd Couple", "The Rookies" and "Barnaby Jones". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong" and "Space Race". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "JOT the Dot", "Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines", "Sesame Street" and "Sabrina the Teenage Witch".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the Easy-Bake Oven, Frisbee, Uno (card game) and Baby Alive (doll).

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 August 18th, 1973.

  • 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 U.K. stock market fared even worse, with the FT 30 losing over 70% of its value.

  • 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.

  • Who were the best football players 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.

  • The Sting.

    The Sting.

    "The Sting" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1973.

  • John Sirica.

    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.

  • 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.

  • Music cassette tapes are becoming popular.

    Music cassette tapes are becoming popular.

    From about 1972 onward, audio cassettes started to become more widespread. 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.

    Around this period, sales of color TV sets began to surpass sales of the older black-and-white sets. By this stage, almost all of the popular daytime networks were broadcasting in color.

  • Have a nice day!

    Have a nice day!

    Around this time, 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.

  • People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.

  • The Hippie movement.

    The Hippie movement.

    In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the hippie counterculture was at its height in popularity. 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.

    In the late 1960s, sales of lava lamps took off. 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.

    In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the afro hairstyle was at its peak in popularity. Public figures such as Angela Davis, Pam Grier, Jimi Hendrix and the Jackson 5 were among those who sported the style.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 48 years, 3 months and 20 days have passed since August 18th, 1973.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 of 1973.
  • Leap Year: 1973 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 18th, 1973, will be 48 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1973 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 114476400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around August 18th, 1973.

  • July 20th, 1973: Martial artist Bruce Lee dies at the age of 32.
  • July 21st, 1973: Israeli Mossad agents mistakenly kill a waiter in Lillehammer, Norway.
  • July 25th, 1973: Former Canadian Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent passes away at the age of 91.
  • July 29th, 1973: Formula One racing driver Roger Williamson dies in an accident.
  • July 31st, 1973: 87 people die after Delta Air Lines Flight 723 crashes during landing at Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • August 2nd, 1973: 51 people are killed on the Isle of Man when a fire breaks out at an amusement centre.
  • August 6th, 1973: Singer Stevie Wonder is seriously injured in a car accident while on tour in North Carolina.
  • August 6th, 1973: The Washington Post reports that US Vice President is being investigated for criminal conspiracy, bribery, extortion and tax fraud.
  • August 8th, 1973: US Vice President publicly proclaims his innocence in response to recent news that he is being investigated for bribery and tax fraud.
  • August 11th, 1973: The coming-of-age film "American Graffiti" is released in movie theaters.
  • This date: August 18th, 1973
  • 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.
  • August 28th, 1973: Soul singer Marvin Gaye releases his landmark album "Let's Get It On".
  • September 2nd, 1973: Author J.R.R. Tolkien passes away.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 18th, 1973, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Leo is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • 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: August 18th, 1973 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

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.

TV shows from August, 1973.

The Six Million Dollar Man
The Six Million Dollar Man
Sci-fi series about a superhuman man who was rebuilt using bionic implants.

Barnaby Jones
Barnaby Jones
Television series about a Private Detective and his widowed daughter-in-law.

Last of the Summer Wine
Last of the Summer Wine
British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.

M*A*S*H
M*A*S*H
TV series about an American military medical unit during the Korean War.

The Bob Newhart Show
The Bob Newhart Show
Sitcom starring Bob Newhart as a psychologist called Dr. Robert Hartley.

Ghost Story
Ghost Story
Horror anthology series starring Sebastian Cabot.

The Waltons
The Waltons
TV series about a family living in rural Virginia during the Great Depression.

Maude
Maude
Sitcom starring Bea Arthur as Maude Findlay. Spin-off of All in the Family.

The Rookies
The Rookies
American police series.

Emergency!
Emergency!
TV series about a fire department in LA.

Sanford and Son
Sanford and Son
American sitcom starring Redd Foxx and Demond Wilson.

Upstairs, Downstairs
Upstairs, Downstairs
British drama series about the aristocratic Bellamy family and their household staff.

Soul Train
Soul Train
American music program that was dedicated to funk, soul and R&B music.

McMillan & Wife
McMillan & Wife
TV show about a San Francisco police commissioner and his wife Sally.

The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour
The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour
Variety show starring pop singers Sonny Bono and Cher.

The Two Ronnies
The Two Ronnies
British comedy sketch show starring Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett.

All in the Family
All in the Family
American sitcom about the life of a working-class father and his family.

The Odd Couple
The Odd Couple
Starring Tony Randall as Felix Unger and Jack Klugman as Oscar Madison.

The Mary Tyler Moore Show
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Sitcom about a career-oriented woman who moves to Minneapolis after separating from her partner.

The Flip Wilson Show
The Flip Wilson Show
Variety show hosted by Flip Wilson.

McCloud
McCloud
A New Mexico deputy marshall gets assigned to Manhattan's 27th Precinct.

The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
Sitcom about a large family with six children.

Medical Center
Medical Center
American medical drama series starring James Daly, Chad Everett and Audrey Totter.

Marcus Welby, M.D.
Marcus Welby, M.D.
Medical drama television program.

Room 222
Room 222
American comedy-drama series about a history class in an LA school.

The Main Chance
The Main Chance
British TV series about a solicitor who moves from London to Leeds.

Hee Haw
Hee Haw
American variety show that featured country music and humor.

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.

Kids' TV shows on August 18th, 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

The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan
The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan

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

Popular toys and games in 1973.

Toys and games that were popular on this date 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.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

Space Race 1973
Space Race
Arcade game in which two players each control a rocket ship.

Pong 1972
Pong
Table tennis game.

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out August 18th, 1979 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on August 18th.

Patrick Swayze

Actor. Deceased
Born on August 18th, 1952
He turned 21 on this day in 1973.

Edward Norton

Actor.
Born on August 18th, 1969
He turned 4 on this day in 1973.

Christian Slater

Actor.
Born on August 18th, 1969
He turned 4 on this day in 1973.

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on August 18th, 1973.

UK Prime Minister.

Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 18th, 1973.

Irish Taoiseach.

Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 18th, 1973 was most likely conceived around November 25th, 1972.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 18th, 1973 is close to May 11th, 1974.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 18th, 1973.

  • A total of 17,643 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,520 weeks have passed.
  • 1,524,358,800 seconds have passed since the August 18th, 1973.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,778,418,600 times.
  • Since August 18th, 1973, the earth has travelled approximately 786,569,140,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 254,059,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 131,094,857 steps. That's about 58,264 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,292,306 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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