26th of December, 1973

The 26th of December, 1973, fell on a Wednesday. Day 360 of 1973. Decade: 1970s.

46 years, 0 months and 28 days have passed since the 26th of December, 1973.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 26th of December, 1973:

  • The Exorcist is released.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 26th of December, 1973:

  • United States: Time In A Bottle - Jim Croce
  • United Kingdom: Merry Xmas Everybody - Slade

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 26th 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.

    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

    "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.

  • The Exorcist.

    Horror movie "The Exorcist" was being shown in movie theaters at the time.


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 26th of December:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 46 years, 0 months and 28 days have passed since the 26th of December, 1973.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 52 of 1973.
  • Leap Year: 1973 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 26th of December, 1973, will be 46 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 125712000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 26th of December, 1973:

  • 6th of December, 1973: Gerald Ford becomes the Vice President of the United States.
  • 4th of January, 1974: Serial killer Ted Bundy murders Karen Sparks in Washington, Oregon.
  • 13th of January, 1974: Super Bowl VIII: The Miami Dolphins defeat the Minnesota Vikings 24-7 at Rice Stadium in Houston, Texas.
  • 15th of January, 1974: Serial killer Dennis Rader (BTK) murders four members of the Otero family in Wichita, Kansas.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 26th of December, 1973, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1973 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 26th of December, 1973 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 26th of December:

  • Boxing Day
  • St. Stephen's Day
  • Day of Goodwill (South Africa)
  • Second Christmas Day

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on the 26th of December, 1973.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 26th of December, 1973 was probably conceived around the 18th of March, 1973. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 26th of December, 1973 is the 5th of October, 1974. (Rough Estimate).

26th of December

Events that have occurred on the 26th of December:


Television

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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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 26th of December, 1973.

  • 16,829 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,454,025,600 seconds have passed since the 26th of December, 1973.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,696,363,200 times.
  • Since the 26th of December, 1973, earth has travelled approximately 750,277,209,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 242,337,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 125,046,202 steps. That's about 55,576 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,448,307 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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