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How many years ago was 1973?

1973 was 51 years ago.

51 years have passed between March 2nd, 1973, and March 2nd, 2024. It was 18,628 days ago.

How long ago was 1973?

To put into perspective how long ago 1973 was:

  • A person who turned 21 in 1973 is now 72 years of age.
  • The teenagers that existed in 1973 are now 64–70 years old.
  • Five decades have passed since then.
  • Movies came on VHS tapes.
  • The United States was still embroiled in the Vietnam War.
  • Although Personal Computers existed, they were far from being popular. The vast majority of offices were still using typewriters.
  • In 1973, nobody knew that AIDS existed.
  • The Moon is moving away from Earth at roughly 1.49 inches per year. That means that it has moved away by about 76 inches since 1973.
  • There have been roughly 2,652 weekends since then.
  • Names such as ABBA, John Travolta, Sylvester Stallone, Steven Spielberg, Ted Bundy, Stephen Hawking, and Stephen King were not famous at the time.
  • Popular songs that year included the likes of "You're So Vain" by Carly Simon, "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder, "Crocodile Rock" by Elton John, "Killing Me Softly With His Song" by Roberta Flack, "Love Train" by O'Jays, and "The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia" by Vicky Lawrence.
  • Films such as "Serpico", "The Way We Were", "Billy Jack", "Paper Moon", "The Cheerleaders", and "Enter the Dragon" were playing at movie theaters in 1973.
  • The Earth has travelled 230 billion miles through space since 1973.
  • Post-it notes did not exist at the time.
  • Although microwave ovens existed, they were still too expensive for most homes.
  • The term "serial killer" hadn't been coined yet.
  • Video games such as "Gotcha" and "Space Race" were released that year.
  • Due to the expansion of the Atlantic Ocean, the distance between the United States and Europe has grown 128 centimeters since 1973.
  • A person who was born that year has had roughly 102–153 colds in their lifetime.
  • The world has gone through 204 seasons of weather.
  • The Sony Walkman didn't exist in 1973.
  • Camcorders weren't a thing yet. Video cameras were heavy and often had to be mounted on special supports.
  • The afro hairstyle was popular at the time.
  • "Kojak", "Last of the Summer Wine", "Barnaby Jones", and "The Six Million Dollar Man" were among the TV shows that started airing that year.

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