December 26th, 1973

December 26th, 1973, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 360 of 1973. The decade was the 1970s.

46 years, 8 months and 22 days have passed since December 26th, 1973.


On This Date

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

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

Take Me Back!

The date is December 26th, 1973 and it's a Wednesday. Christmas Day of 1973 has just passed and many people are relaxing at home and enjoying the holiday season. In America, the song Time In A Bottle by Jim Croce is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Merry Xmas Everybody by Slade is the number one hit song. Richard Nixon is currently the President of the United States. 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.

A horror film called "The Exorcist" is currently being shown in movie theaters. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Gunsmoke", "The Flip Wilson Show", "McMillan & Wife" and "Maude". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong", "Space Race" and "Gotcha".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Underdog", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "All in the Family" and "Yogi's Gang". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Lite-Brite", "Nerf Balls", "Weebles" and "Baby Alive (doll)".


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 26th, 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.

  • The Exorcist.

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


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 46 years, 8 months and 22 days have passed since December 26th, 1973.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 52 of 1973.
  • Leap Year: 1973 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 26th, 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 125712000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around December 26th, 1973:

  • December 6th, 1973: Gerald Ford becomes the Vice President of the United States.
  • January 4th, 1974: Serial killer Ted Bundy murders Karen Sparks in Washington, Oregon.
  • January 13th, 1974: Super Bowl VIII: The Miami Dolphins defeat the Minnesota Vikings 24-7 at Rice Stadium in Houston, Texas.
  • January 15th, 1974: Serial killer Dennis Rader (BTK) murders four members of the Otero family in Wichita, Kansas.
  • January 15th, 1974: The first episode of "Happy Days" is aired.
  • January 23rd, 1974: Former model and broadway dancer Athalia Ponsell Lindsley is stabbed to death outside of her home in St. Augustine, Florida.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 26th, 1973, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1973 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: December 26th, 1973 falls under the Goose.
  • 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)
  • 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 26th of December:


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 December 26th, 1973.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

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

  • 17,068 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,474,671,600 seconds have passed since the December 26th, 1973.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,720,450,200 times.
  • Since December 26th, 1973, earth has travelled approximately 760,930,545,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 245,778,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 126,821,758 steps. That's about 56,365 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,696,059 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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