What Happened on April 6, 1973

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Dock strike in Gent/Antwerp, Belgium
  • Indian troops invade Sikkim
  • Launch of Pioneer 11 spacecraft.
  • Pioneer 11 launched toward Jupiter & Saturn

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Roberto Clemente Day, Pirates retire his #

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente
  • US launches Pioneer 11 to Jupiter & Saturn
  • Yankee Ron Blomberg becomes 1st designated hitter, he walks

Famous Birthdays

  • Donnie Edwards, linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • Gina Yashere, English comedian
  • Randall Godfrey, linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Rie Miyazawa, Japanese actress/singer
  • Sun Wen, Chinese footballer