October 20th, 1973, fell on a Saturday. It was day 293 of 1973. The decade was the 1970s.
47 years, 4 months and 14 days have passed since October 20th, 1973.
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The date is October 20th, 1973 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.
The summer is long gone. Temperatures have started to become much cooler and the evenings are beginning to get darker. Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. Halloween of 1973 is quickly approaching.
In America, the song Angie by Rolling Stones 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.
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. "The Way We Were", starring Barbra Streisand, is being shown in movie theaters at the moment. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Here's Lucy", "Marcus Welby, M.D.", "The Brady Bunch" and "Last of the Summer Wine".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong", "Space Race" and "Gotcha". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Underdog", "The Pink Panther Show", "The Brady Bunch" and "Sesame Street". Popular toys include the likes of "Lite-Brite", "G.I. Joe Adventure Team", "VertiBird (toy helicopter)" and "Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle".
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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 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.
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.
"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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture 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 best NBA players in 1973 were Dave Cowens, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, John Havlicek, Spencer Haywood, Nate Archibald and Jerry West.
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.
Saturday Night Massacre: The Watergate Scandal continues as US President Richard Nixon fires one of the lead prosecutors in the case. Attorney General Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William D. Ruckelshaus are forced by Nixon to resign after they refuse to fire the prosecutor themselves. Pressure begins to mount for the impeachment of the president. 18 minutes in one of the presidential tapes goes "missing."
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