November 9, 1973

November 9, 1973, was a Friday. It was 50 years, 8 months, and 2 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.


Born on November 9, 1973

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Music charts

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on November 9, 1973:

  • United States: "Keep On Truckin'" by Eddie Kendricks
  • United Kingdom: "Daydreamer / Puppy Song" by David Cassidy

The Billboard Hot 100 on November 9, 1973

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Midnight Train To Georgia - Gladys Knight And The Pips
  • Angie - The Rolling Stones
  • Keep On Truckin' (Part 1) - Eddie Kendricks
  • Half-Breed - Cher
  • Paper Roses - Marie Osmond
Play the top singles from 1973
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1973. Take a trip back to the days of Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, Deep Purple, the Doobie Brothers and Elton John.
Billy Jack

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Billy Jack" was at the top of the box office on November 9, 1973.


This date occurred 18,508 days ago. Approximately 617 months have passed. It was the 313th day of 1973, in week 45. The decade was the seventies. People who were born on November 9, 1973, are now 50 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. The Earth has experienced 206 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to November 9, 1973

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

The date is November 9, 1973, and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Scorpio. Many people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

It's November, so the evenings are getting darker and the days are getting colder. In America, the song "Keep On Truckin'" by Eddie Kendricks is at the top of the singles charts, while "Daydreamer / Puppy Song" by David Cassidy is the number-one song in the UK. Richard Nixon is the President of the United States, and the movie Billy Jack is at the top of the box office.

Edward Heath is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Here's Lucy", "The Brady Bunch", "The Odd Couple", and "Barnaby Jones". 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. "The Way We Were", starring Barbra Streisand, is being shown in movie theaters at the moment. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Oskar Schindler would be still alive.

People are playing video games such as "Pong", "Space Race", and "Gotcha". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "JOT the Dot", "The Banana Splits", "The Pink Panther Show", and "Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines". Children are playing with toys such as Troll doll, Twister mat, VertiBird (toy helicopter), and Shrinky Dinks.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on November 9, 1973.

  • Saturday Night Massacre.

    Saturday Night Massacre

    The Watergate scandal was still ongoing. On October 20th, 1973, US President Richard Nixon fired one of the lead prosecutors in the case. Furthermore, he forced Attorney General Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William D. Ruckelshaus to resign after they refused to fire the prosecutor themselves. Following the "Saturday Night Massacre", pressure began to mount for the impeachment of the president.
  • Oil crisis.

    Oil crisis

    An oil crisis began in October 1973 after OAPEC placed an oil embargo on several countries that had supported Israel during the Yom Kippur War. This led to shortages and long lines at gas stations. Some US states even asked their citizens to avoid putting up Christmas lights.
  • 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 UK stock market fared even worse, with the FT 30 dropping by over 70%.
  • 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.
  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players

    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 Time Person of the Year in 1973. Sirica was the judge who ordered US 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.
  • Hitchhiking is declining.

    Hitchhiking is declining

    Although hitchhiking is still pretty common, it is beginning to decline due to people's falling trust in strangers, lower air travel prices, an increase in highways, and more affordable cars.
  • Music cassette tapes are becoming popular.

    Music cassette tapes are becoming popular

    Audio cassettes started becoming widespread from about 1972 onward. 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

    Sales of color TV sets were beginning to surpass sales of the older black-and-white models. By this stage, almost all of the popular daytime networks were broadcasting in color.
  • Have a nice day!

    Have a nice day!

    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.
  • Wallpaper.


    Wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes throughout the 1970s and 1980s. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.
  • Office workers are using typewriters.

    Office workers are using typewriters

    Although personal computers began to emerge during the 1970s, typewriters were still the norm for most office workers.
  • The Volkswagen Beetle.

    The Volkswagen Beetle

    The Volkswagen Beetle was one of the most common cars on the road. Sales of the vehicle increased following the release of the 1968 film The Love Bug (and its subsequent spin-offs).
  • The Hippie movement.

    The Hippie movement

    The hippie counterculture reached its peak during the late 1960s and early 1970s. 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

    Sales of lava lamps increased in the late 1960s. 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

    The afro hairstyle took off during the 1960s and early 1970s. Public figures such as Angela Davis, Pam Grier, Jimi Hendrix, and the Jackson 5 were among those who sported the style.

Personality traits

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What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around November 9, 1973.

  • October 10, 1973: Spiro T. Agnew resigns as the Vice President of the United States and pleads "No Contest" to one felony charge of tax fraud.
  • October 15, 1973: Soccer: Brian Clough and Peter Taylor resign from Derby County.
  • October 19, 1973: OAPEC announces that it will be placing an oil embargo on the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the Netherlands.
  • October 20, 1973: US 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 24, 1973: The first episode of Kojak is aired.
  • October 25, 1973: A ceasefire brings the Yom Kippur War to an end.
  • October 31, 1973: Three Provisional IRA prisoners escape Mountjoy Prison in Dublin by helicopter.
  • November 8, 1973:
    • John Paul Getty III's kidnappers mail his severed ear to a newspaper in a bid to convince his oil tycoon grandfather to pay a ransom.
    • The animated film "Robin Hood" is released in movie theaters.
  • This date: November 9, 1973
  • November 14, 1973: United Kingdom: Princess Anne marries Captain Mark Phillips.
  • November 17, 1973: Athens Polytechnic uprising: A massive student demonstration against the Greek military junta ends in violence.
  • November 25, 1973:
    • Albert DeSalvo, the man suspected of being the Boston Stranger, is found stabbed to death in prison.
    • Greek military dictator Georgios Papadopoulos is overthrown by hardline elements in the army.
  • November 26, 1973: Alphabet murders: 11-year-old Michelle Maenza goes missing in Rochester, New York.
  • November 27, 1973: Gerald Ford becomes the new US Vice President following the resignation of Spiro Agnew for tax fraud.
  • November 28, 1973: Alphabet murders: The body of missing 11-year-old girl Michelle Maenza is discovered on a rural road in Macedon, New York.
  • December 5, 1973: The biographical-crime film Serpico, starring Al Pacino, is released in movie theaters.
  • December 6, 1973: Gerald Ford becomes the Vice President of the United States.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on November 9, 1973, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1973 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 22.
  • Native American Zodiac: November 9, 1973 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of November will have the birthstones Topaz and Citrine.
  • Birth flower (November): The Chrysanthemum.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in November 1973

The following TV shows were popular in November 1973:

TV shows from November 1973.

The Six Million Dollar Man
The Six Million Dollar Man
Barnaby Jones
Barnaby Jones
Last of the Summer Wine
Last of the Summer Wine
The Bob Newhart Show
The Bob Newhart Show
Ghost Story
Ghost Story
The Waltons
The Waltons
The Rookies
The Rookies
Sanford and Son
Sanford and Son

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.

Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in November 1973

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

The Addams Family
The Addams Family
Super Friends
Super Friends
Bailey's Comets
Bailey's Comets

Inch High, Private Eye
Inch High, Private Eye
Speed Buggy
Speed Buggy
Star Trek: The Animated Series
Star Trek: The Animated Series
Yogi's Gang
Yogi's Gang
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

Toys in 1973

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

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
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
Nerf Balls
Nerf Balls
G.I. Joe Adventure Team
G.I. Joe Adventure Team
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in November 1973.

Gotcha 1973
Space Race 1973
Space Race
Pong 1972

Were you born on November 9, 1973?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out November 9, 1979, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on November 9.

Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan

Scientist Deceased
Born on November 9, 1934
He turned 39 on this day in 1973.

Lou Ferrigno

Lou Ferrigno

Born on November 9, 1951
He turned 22 on this day in 1973.

Jill Dando

Jill Dando

TV presenter Deceased
Born on November 9, 1961
She turned 12 on this day in 1973.

Chris Jericho

Chris Jericho

Born on November 9, 1970
He turned 3 on this day in 1973.

Alessandro Del Piero

Alessandro Del Piero

Italian soccer player
Born on November 9, 1974
He was born exactly one year after this date.

Caroline Flack

Caroline Flack

English TV presenter Deceased
Born on November 9, 1979
She was born exactly 6 years after this date.


US President

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on November 9, 1973.


UK Prime Minister

Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on November 9, 1973 was most likely conceived around February 16, 1973.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on November 9, 1973 is close to August 2, 1974.

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Stats for November 9, 1973


Here are some interesting statistics about November 9, 1973:

  • 18,508 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,644 weeks have passed.
  • 1,599,087,600 seconds have passed since November 9, 1973.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,865,602,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 825,129,201,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 266,514,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 137,521,534 steps. That's roughly 61,121 miles.
  • 19,189,051 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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