The 6th of December, 1973, fell on a Thursday. Day 340 of 1973. Decade: 1970s.
46 years, 1 months and 19 days have passed since the 6th of December, 1973.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 6th of December, 1973:
Gerald Ford becomes the Vice President of the United States.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 6th of December, 1973:
United States: Top Of The World - Carpenters
United Kingdom: I Love You Love Me Love - Gary Glitter
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 6th of December, 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.
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."
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 6th of December:
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
Kojak - TV show about a bald New York detective.
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 6th of December, 1973.
16,851 days have passed since this date.
1,455,926,400 seconds have passed since the 6th of December, 1973.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,698,580,800 times.
Since the 6th of December, 1973, earth has travelled approximately 751,258,022,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 242,654,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 125,209,670 steps. That's about 55,649 miles!
Since this date, 17,471,117 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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