What Happened on April 17, 1973

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 77th Boston Marathon: Jon Anderson of United States 1st man in 2:16:03 and Jacqueline Hansen of United States 1st woman in 3:05:59
  • German counter-terrorist unit GSG 9 founded.

Famous Birthdays

  • Brett Maher, Adelaide SA Australia, basketball guard (Olympics-96)
  • Gene Makowsky, CFL offensive linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Jeff Lewis, NFL quarterback (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Kaihō Ryōji, Japanese sumo wrestler
  • Kenneth Carlsen, Denmark, tennis star
  • Ross Aloisi, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
  • Theo Ratliff, NBA forward/center (Detroit Pistons, Philadelphia 76ers)