It's about the number of Olympic Gold Medals Won by the Soviet Union
(a.k.a. Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, a.k.a. USSR, a.k.a. Сою́з Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик, a.k.a. CCCP) (a.k.a. Olympic Games, a.k.a. Jeux olympiques) (Summer and Winter Games grand totals; excluding Russian Federation Medals) (1952 thru 1988 figures)
During its 19 appearances in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, the Soviet Union was awarded 473 gold medals. The Union holds the as-yet-unbroken record for gold medals in gymnastics, with 72.
It's about nine-tenths the number of Stores in the Mall of America
In other words, 473 is 0.91 times the count of Stores in the Mall of America, and the count of Stores in the Mall of America is 1.1 times that amount.(a.k.a. MOA, a.k.a. MoA, a.k.a. Megamall) (Bloomington, Minnesota) (2015 figures) (approximate)
It's about three-fourths the number of Members of Parliament (The U.K.)
In other words, 473 is 0.73 times the count of Members of Parliament (The U.K.), and the count of Members of Parliament (The U.K.) is 1.4 times that amount.(a.k.a. MPs) (2016 figures) (formally "Members of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland")
It's about one-and-two-fifths times the number of Sesame Seeds on a Big Mac bun
In other words, 473 is 1.4 times the count of Sesame Seeds on a Big Mac bun, and the count of Sesame Seeds on a Big Mac bun is 0.71 times that amount.(McDonald's sandwich; approximate figures)
Each McDonald's Big Mac crown bun contains about 350 sesame seeds. McDonald's serves about 1.57 million Big Macs to its customers each day.
It's about one-and-a-half times the number of Manned Flights to Space
In other words, 473 is 1.52 times the count of a Manned Flights to Space, and the count of a Manned Flights to Space is 0.658 times that amount.(2016 figures) (flights with at least 80km altitude; US, Russia, the Soviet Union, and China)
Since the flight of the Vostok 1 in April, 1961, there have been a total of 312 manned spaceflights under the American, Russian, Soviet, and Chinese space programs. Furthermore, the space programs of the US, Russia, the Soviet Union, France, Argentina, and Iran have launched a total 32 monkeys (specifically rhesus, cynomolgus, and squirrel monkeys, macaques, chimpanzees) into space.
It's about one-and-a-half times the number of Beatles Songs
In other words, 473 is 1.53 times the count of Beatles Songs, and the count of Beatles Songs is 0.654 times that amount.(a.k.a. The Beatles) (1958 thru 1996)
It's about three-fifths the number of Inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
In other words, 473 is 0.632 times the count of Inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the count of Inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is 1.58 times that amount.(November, 2015 figures) (including individuals and groups)
As of November, 2015, there were 749 individuals in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Artists and bands must have had at least 25 years of fame before being considered for induction in the Hall.