Monday December 31, 1973, NewYear’s Eve

US date format: 12/31/1973, UK date format: 31/12/1973

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn (see zodiac on December 31, 1973). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Shandon Anderson and Anna Fantastic. In that special week of December people in US were listening to by . In UK by was in the top 5 hits. Bread and Chocolate, directed by Franco Brusati, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973 while Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution by Dr. Robert Atkins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Shaft. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gotcha or Lunar Lander.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 1973, at December 31 across the years or at December 1973 calendar.

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 31, 1973?


Holidays

  • New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.

Events

  • 40th Sugar Bowl: Notre Dame 24 beats Alabama 23.
  • 61st Australian Men's Tennis: John Newcombe beats O Parun (6-3, 6-7, 7-5, 6-1).
  • Johan Cruyff chosen European soccer Player of Year.
  • In the United Kingdom, due to coal shortages caused by industrial action, the Three-Day Week electricity consumption reduction measure comes into force.
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Movies

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Bread and Chocolate

Bread and Chocolate

Directed by: Franco Brusati

Starring: Nino Manfredi, Anna Karina, Paolo Turco, Ugo D'Alessio

The Sting

The Sting

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning

Country: United States of America

Papillon

Papillon

Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner

Starring: Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory, Don Gordon

Country: United States of America

The Exorcist

The Exorcist

Directed by: William Friedkin

Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair, Lee J. Cobb

Country: United States of America

Badlands

Badlands

Directed by: Terrence Malick

Starring: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates, Ramon Bieri

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Seven Little Australians

Seven Little Australians

Don Blech und der goldene Junker

Don Blech und der goldene Junker

Within These Walls

Within These Walls

Directed by: James Tucker

Shaft

Shaft

Directed by: John Singleton

Albert & Herbert

Albert & Herbert

Days to next December 31

If December 31, 1973 is your birthday you're 46 years, 11 months, 2 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 29 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution by Dr. Robert Atkins

Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution

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The doctor America trusts now shows you how to live longer and feel better! World-renowned medical expert Dr. Robert C. Atkins has shown millions how to lose weight and keep it

The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth

The Odessa File

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The suicide of an elderly German Jew explodes into revelation after revelation: of a Mafia-like organization called Odessa ...of a real-life fugitive known as the "Butcher of Riga"..of a young German journalist tumed obsessed avenger.......and,

Once Is Not Enough by Jacqueline Susann

Once Is Not Enough

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Once upon a time, the entertainment industry was a world that never slept. Magazine editors, models, pop stars, and all the rest visited "vitamin doctors" to get the shots that would allow them to stay up all night and then …

The Joy Of Sex by Alex Comfort

The Joy Of Sex

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Famous for helping couples discover how sex can be playful, erotic, passionate, exhilarating, and most of all, pleasurable.The Joy of Sex revolutionized how we experience our sexuality.

The Winds Of War by Herman Wouk

The Winds Of War

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Like no other masterpiece of historical fiction, Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II is the great novel of America's Greatest Generation.Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events, as well as all the drama, romance, heroism, and …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

TREK73

TREK73

Platform: HP Time-Shared BASIC

Genre: Space combat simulation

Lemonade Stand

Lemonade Stand

Genre: Business

Gotcha

Gotcha

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Atari Inc.

Lunar Lander

Lunar Lander

Platform: DEC GT40 graphics terminal, PDP-11 based

Genre: Retro/Simulation

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 31, 1973?

On December 31, 1973 the day of the week was Monday.

What zodiac sign is December 31, 1973?

On December 31, 1973 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on December 31, 1973?

On December 31, 1973 the US President was Richard Nixon (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 31, 1973?

On December 31, 1973 the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on December 31, 1973?

On December 31, 1973 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 31, 1973?

On December 31, 1973 several famous people were born including, Shandon Anderson, Anna Fantastic, Crystal Knight.

What was the number one song in December 31, 1973?

The number one song in the week of December 31, 1973 was You're So Vain by Carly Simon in US and I Love You Love Me Love by Gary Glitter in UK.

What were the top hits on December 31, 1973?

The top hits on December 31, 1973 were You're So Vain by Carly Simon, Clair by Gilbert O'Sullivan, Me And Mrs. Jones by Billy Paul in US and I Love You Love Me Love by Gary Glitter, Long Haired Lover From Liverpool by Little Jimmy Osmond, Blockbuster by The Sweet in UK.


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