Tuesday July 31, 1973

US date format: 7/31/1973, UK date format: 31/7/1973

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on July 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 Chandra North and Wail al-Shehri. In that special week of July people in US were listening to The Morning After by Maureen McGovern. In UK I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am) by Gary Glitter was in the top 5 hits. Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973 while The Hollow Hills by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Der Bastian. If you liked videogames you were probably playing TREK73 or Lunar Lander.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

likes
Like this day if it is important to you!
history

Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 31, 1973?


Holidays

  • St. John Columbini
  • Republic of the Congo - Upswing of the Revolution
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Saint Ignatius of Loyola (founder of the Jesuits)
  • St. Conrode (son of Leo and Kurt / El Gauchito Gil's former wife)
  • See more

Events

  • Delta Airlines DC-9 crashes in fog at Logan Airport, Boston, killing all but one of 89 aboard. Lone survivor dies 6 months later
  • ABA Virginia Squires trade Julius Erving to the New York Nets.
  • A Delta Air Lines jetliner crashes while landing in fog at Logan Airport, Boston, Massachusetts killing 89.

Famous Birthday

Famous Deaths

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
Watch popular movies, TV series and live events, start your 30-day free trial

See other popular movies of the week

Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson, Yvonne Elliman, Barry Dennen

Country: United States of America

Heavy Traffic

Heavy Traffic

Directed by: Ralph Bakshi

Starring: Joseph Kaufmann, Beverly Hope Atkinson, Frank DeKova, Terri Haven

White Lightning

White Lightning

Directed by: Joseph Sargent

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Jennifer Billingsley, Ned Beatty, Bo Hopkins

Country: United States of America

Battle of the Amazons

Battle of the Amazons

Directed by: Alfonso Brescia

Starring: Lincoln Tate, Lucretia Love, Paola Tedesco, Mirta Miller

American Graffiti

American Graffiti

Directed by: George Lucas

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Charles Martin Smith

Country: United States of America

Have a look at 'THE TIMES' from July 31, 1973 and get it!

Get UK historic newspapers

Get 'THE TIMES' from July 31, 1973
The Times

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
Watch popular movies, TV series and live events, start your 30-day free trial

Der Bastian

Der Bastian

Love Thy Neighbor

Love Thy Neighbor

Directed by: Jordi Bachs

Praise the Lord

Praise the Lord

Directed by: Cyrus Tarlue

Fantástico

Fantástico

Country Roads

Country Roads

Days to next July 31

If July 31, 1973 is your birthday you're 47 years, 1 month, 26 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 5 days.
calendar

Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in July 1973?

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
Unlimited books on any devices, try your first month free

The Hollow Hills by Mary Stewart

The Hollow Hills

By:

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.

The Best And The Brightest by David Halberstam

The Best And The Brightest

By:

"A rich, entertaining, and profound reading experience." -- The New York Times"[The] most comprehensive saga of how America became involved in Vietnam.

The Summer Before The Dark by Doris Lessing

The Summer Before The Dark

By:

Nobel laureate Doris Lessing's classic novel of the pivotal summer in one woman's life is a brilliant excursion into the terrifying gulf between youth and old age.As

Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut

Breakfast of Champions

By:

In Breakfast of Champions, one of Kurt Vonnegut’s most beloved characters, the aging writer Kilgore Trout, finds to his horror that a Midwest car dealer is taking his fiction as truth.

The Joy Of Sex by Alex Comfort

The Joy Of Sex

By:

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.

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


Like this day if it is important to you!
likes