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 birth chart on December 31, 1973). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Shandon Anderson and Anna Fantastic. In that special week of December people in US were listening to You're So Vain by Carly Simon. In UK Long Haired Lover From Liverpool by Little Jimmy Osmond was in the top 5 hits. Bread and Chocolate, directed by Franco Brusati, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973 while The Peter Prescription by Laurence J. Peter was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Shaft. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lunar Lander or TREK73.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the whole 1973 or at December 31 across the years.

Like this date if it is important to you!

Have a look at the old newspapers from December 31, 1973 and get them!

Get historic newspapers from December 31, 1973
The Times

Discover our US newspaper digital archive from December 31, 1973

Browse US newspapers from December 31, 1973
historic newspapers


Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?

See other popular movies of the week

Bread and Chocolate

Directed by: Franco Brusati

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


Directed by: Terrence Malick

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

Country: United States of America

Don't Look Now

Directed by: Nicolas Roeg

Starring: Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason, Clelia Matania

Country: United States of America

The Paper Chase

Directed by: James Bridges

Starring: Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner, John Houseman, Graham Beckel

Country: United States of America

The Way We Were

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Bradford Dillman, Lois Chiles

Country: United States of America


Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 31, 1973?


  • New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.


  • 40th Sugar Bowl: Notre Dame 24 beats Alabama 23.

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?


Directed by: John Singleton

Don Blech und der goldene Junker

Seven Little Australians

Within These Walls

Directed by: James Tucker

Albert & Herbert

Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1974?


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?

The Peter Prescription

By: Laurence J. Peter

Blending wit and wisdom, Dr. Peter discusses the need for individuals to realize their potential if they are to achieve happiness in life

Harry S. Truman

By: Margaret Truman

The definitive biography of one of the most enduring political figures of the 20th century. Margaret Truman writes with unequaled insight and understanding about her father's extraordinary life and offers rare

The Hollow Hills

By: Mary Stewart

Keeping watch over the young Arthur Pendragon, the prince and prophet Merlin Ambrosius is haunted by dreams of the magical sword Caliburn, which has been hidden for centuries.

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

By: Richard Bach

The new complete edition of a timeless classic that includes the never-before-published Part Four and Last Words by Richard Bach.This is the story for people who follow their hearts and make their own rules…people who get special pleasure out of …

The Persian Boy

By: Mary Renault

“It takes skill to depict, as Miss Renault has done, this half-man, half Courtesan who is so deeply in love with the warrior.”–The


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Lunar Lander

Platform: DEC GT40 graphics terminal, PDP-11 based

Genre: Retro/Simulation


Platform: HP Time-Shared BASIC

Genre: Space combat simulation

Lemonade Stand

Genre: Business


Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Atari Inc.

Like this date if it is important to you!