The 20th of September, 1973, fell on a Thursday. Day 263 of 1973. Decade: 1970s.
46 years, 4 months and 8 days have passed since the 20th of September, 1973.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 20th of September, 1973:
American singer Jim Croce is killed in a plane crash.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 20th of September, 1973:
United States: Delta Dawn - Helen Reddy
United Kingdom: Angel Fingers - Wizzard
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 the 20th of September, 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.
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.
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.
"The Sting" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1973.
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.
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.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 20th of September:
20th of October, 1973: U.S. Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus are fired by President Richard Nixon after they refuse to fire special prosecutor Archibald Cox..
Horoscopes & Birthstone Information
Zodiac & Birthstone information:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 20th of September, 1973, will have the star sign Virgo.
Zodiac Element: Earth.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1973 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
Native American Zodiac: The 20th of September, 1973 falls under the Bear.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.
Who was the US President on this particular date?
Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on the 20th of September, 1973.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on the 20th of September, 1973 was probably conceived around the 11th of December, 1972. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 20th of September, 1973 is the 30th of June, 1974. (Rough Estimate).
20th of September
Events that have occurred on the 20th of September:
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.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 20th of September, 1973.
16,931 days have passed since this date.
1,462,842,000 seconds have passed since the 20th of September, 1973.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,706,649,000 times.
Since the 20th of September, 1973, earth has travelled approximately 754,826,472,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 243,807,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 125,804,412 steps. That's about 55,913 miles!
Since this date, 17,554,104 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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