October 6th, 1973

October 6th, 1973, fell on a Saturday. It was day 279 of 1973. The decade was the 1970s.

46 years, 10 months and 5 days have passed since October 6th, 1973.


On This Date

Events that occurred on October 6th, 1973:

  • The Yom Kippur War begins.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 6th, 1973:

  • United States: Half-breed - Cher
  • United Kingdom: Eye Level - Simon Park Orchestra

Take Me Back!

The date is October 6th, 1973 and it's a Saturday. People are enjoying their weekend. The summer is long gone and temperatures have started to become much cooler.

Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. In America, the song Half-breed by Cher 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. 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 "Marcus Welby, M.D.", "The Odd Couple", "McMillan & Wife" and "Maude".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong" and "Space Race". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "JOT the Dot", "The Pink Panther Show", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" and "Yogi's Gang". Popular toys include the likes of "Battleship (game)", "VertiBird (toy helicopter)", "Shrinky Dinks" and "Baby Alive (doll)".


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 October 6th, 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 46 years, 10 months and 5 days have passed since October 6th, 1973.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 40 of 1973.
  • Leap Year: 1973 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 6th, 1973, will be 46 years of age.
  • People born in 1973 belong to the "Generation X" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 118710000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around October 6th, 1973:

  • September 19th, 1973: Singer Gram Parsons dies of a drugs overdose.
  • September 20th, 1973: American singer Jim Croce is killed in a plane crash.
  • October 10th, 1973: Spiro T. Agnew resigns as the Vice President of the United States.
  • October 20th, 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..
  • October 24th, 1973: The first episode of Kojak is aired.
  • October 31st, 1973: Three Provisional IRA prisoners escape Mountjoy Prison in Dublin by helicopter.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 6th, 1973, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (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).
  • Native American Zodiac: October 6th, 1973 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.

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.

"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"


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 6th of October:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on October 6th, 1973.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on October 6th, 1973 was probably conceived around the 27th of December, 1972. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 6th, 1973 is the 16th of July, 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 October 6th, 1973.

  • 17,111 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,478,390,400 seconds have passed since the October 6th, 1973.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,724,788,800 times.
  • Since October 6th, 1973, earth has travelled approximately 762,849,446,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 246,398,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 127,141,574 steps. That's about 56,507 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,740,685 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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