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September 24th, 1973.

September 24th, 1973, was a Monday. It was day 267 of 1973. The decade was the 1970s.

47 years, 7 months and 16 days have passed since September 24th, 1973.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on September 24th, 1973.

  • United States: We're An American Band - Grand Funk
  • United Kingdom: Eye Level - Simon Park Orchestra

Take me back to September 24th, 1973!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is September 24th, 1973 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. Schools have started back and autumn has arrived, so temperatures have started to cool and trees are beginning to shed their leaves.

The earthy smells of fall have started to fill the air. In America, the song We're An American Band by Grand Funk is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Eye Level by Simon Park Orchestra is the number one hit song.

Richard Nixon is currently the President of the United States and 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.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Columbo.", "McCloud", "The Odd Couple" and "All in the Family". 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 Pink Panther Show" and "All in the Family".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as VertiBird (toy helicopter), Big Jim (action figure), Shrinky Dinks 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 September 24th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 1973-74 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 47 years, 7 months and 16 days have passed since September 24th, 1973.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 39 of 1973.
  • Leap Year: 1973 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on September 24th, 1973, will be 47 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1973 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 117673200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around September 24th, 1973.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 24th, 1973, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1973 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: September 24th, 1973 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.
  • Birth flower (September): The Aster and the Morning Glory.

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.

  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on September 24th, 1973.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1973.

  • Star Trek: The Animated Series
  • Yogi's Gang
  • 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

Popular toys and games in 1973.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1973.

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

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

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

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 24th of September.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 24th of September.

  • Republic Day in Trinidad and Tobago

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on September 24th, 1973.

UK Prime Minister.

Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on September 24th, 1973.

Irish Taoiseach.

Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on September 24th, 1973 was most likely conceived around the 15th of December, 1972.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 24th, 1973 is close to the 4th of July, 1974.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about September 24th, 1973.

  • A total of 17,395 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,485 weeks have passed.
  • 1,502,928,000 seconds have passed since the September 24th, 1973.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,753,416,000 times.
  • Since September 24th, 1973, the earth has travelled approximately 775,510,848,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 250,488,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 129,251,808 steps. That's about 57,445 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,035,136 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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