December 6th, 1973

December 6th, 1973, fell on a Thursday. It was day 340 of 1973. The decade was the 1970s.

46 years, 11 months and 26 days have passed since December 6th, 1973.


On This Date

Events that occurred on December 6th, 1973:

  • Gerald Ford becomes the Vice President of the United States.


Music Singles

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

  • United States: Top Of The World - Carpenters
  • United Kingdom: I Love You Love Me Love - Gary Glitter

Take Me Back!

The date is December 6th, 1973 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. The Christmas season of 1973 has just started.

In America, the song Top Of The World by Carpenters is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, I Love You Love Me Love by Gary Glitter 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Gunsmoke", "Marcus Welby, M.D.", "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" 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 "Captain Kangaroo", "The Pink Panther Show", "Sesame Street" and "Yogi's Gang". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Nerf Balls", "Weebles", "Shrinky Dinks" and "Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle".


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 December 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.

  • Watergate Continues

    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."


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 46 years, 11 months and 26 days have passed since December 6th, 1973.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 49 of 1973.
  • Leap Year: 1973 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 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 123984000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around December 6th, 1973:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 6th, 1973, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Ophiuchus.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1973 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: December 6th, 1973 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.

Television Shows

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.
  • 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.

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)
  • Uno (card game)
  • 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 December:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 6th of December:

  • Constitution Day (Spain)

US President

Who was the US President on December 6th, 1973?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 6th, 1973?

  • Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on December 6th, 1973 was probably conceived around the 26th of February, 1973. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 6th, 1973 is the 15th of September, 1974. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

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

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about December 6th, 1973.

  • 17,162 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,482,796,800 seconds have passed since the December 6th, 1973.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,729,929,600 times.
  • Since December 6th, 1973, earth has travelled approximately 765,123,148,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 247,132,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 127,520,525 steps. That's about 56,676 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,793,562 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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