Today in History for August 1973

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 54 of 54

1st - H J Witteveen appointed as director of IMF
1st - Munson & Fisk get into a brawl at Fenway Park
2nd - George Brett gets his 1st hit
2nd - "American Graffiti" directed by George Lucas and starring Richard Dreyfuss and Ron Howard premieres at the Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland
3rd - Flash fire kills 51 at amusement park (Isle of Man, UK)
3rd - National People's party wins Dutch Antilles National elections
5th - Arab terrorists open fire at Athens airport, kills 3 injures 55
5th - Atlanta Braves Phil Niekro no-hits SD Padres, 9-0
5th - Judy Rankin wins LPGA Pabst Ladies Golf Classic
5th - USSR launches Mars 6
6th - Roberto Clemente & Warren Spahn inducted into National Baseball Hall of Fame
6th - Stevie Wonder involved in car crash, goes into a 4 day coma
8th - US vice-president Spiro T Agnew says reports he took kickbacks are "damned lies" from government contracts in Maryland. Vowed not to resign.
9th - Henry McCullough & Denny Seiwell quit Wings
Singer-Songwriter Stevie WonderSinger-Songwriter Stevie Wonder 9th - USSR launches Mars 7
10th - 1st BART train travels thru transbay tube to Montgomery St Station
12th - 55th PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 277 at Canterbury Cleve
12th - Betty Burfeindt wins LPGA Child & Family Service Golf Opens
12th - WPBA National Championship won by Betty Morris
14th - Johnny Unitas files $725,000 suit against Balt Colts
14th - US ends secret bombing of Cambodia
15th - Black September kills 3 and wounds 55 in Athens
15th - David Storey's "Cromwell" premieres in London
15th - USSR performs nuclear test
16th - 5th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Sheraton Hotel, Harbor Island
17th - Lee Trevino's 1st hole-in-one
17th - Willie Mays hits 660th & last HR (off Don Gullett of Cincinnati)
MLB Legend Willie MaysMLB Legend Willie Mays 18th - Gene Krupa, drummer, plays for final time with Benny Goodman Quartet
18th - Hank Aaron's record 1,378 extra base hit surpasses Stan Musial record
19th - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
19th - Pirate World Music Radio (Holland) closes down after 10 years
19th - Sandra Palmer wins LPGA St Paul Golf Open
22nd - Chilean parliament accuses pres Allende violating laws
22nd - Henry Kissinger succeeds William Rogers as min of Foreign affairs
23rd - Intelsat communications satellite launched
24th - Garry Sobers scores 26th & last Test Cricket ton 150 v Eng Lord's
24th - John Adams & his drum - become a right-field fixture in Cleve Stadium
25th - Butch Trucks, drummer of Allman Brothers, breaks a leg in a car crash
25th - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
25th - Guitarist Henry McCullough quits Wings
Politician, statesman Henry KissingerPolitician, statesman Henry Kissinger 25th - Zambia adopts constitution
26th - David Eisenhower writes his last sports column
26th - Sandra Palmer wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
26th - University of Texas (Arlington) is first accredited school to offer belly dancing
26th - 10-year-old Mary Boitano is 1st woman to win 6.8-mile Dipsea Race in Marin County, CA, beating a field of 1,500 runners
28th - "Monster Mash" goes gold
28th - "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple goes gold
28th - 6.8 quake centered in Oaxaca State in Mexico kills 527
28th - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
28th - India & Pakistan sign POW accord
28th - USSR performs underground nuclear test
30th - Danny Seiwell quits Wings
31st - 1st heavyweight championship fight in Japan (Foreman beats Roman)
31st - PBA National Championship Won by Earl Anthony

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 124

1st - Ben Johnson, cricketer (promising South Australian opening batsman)
1st - Gregg Berhalter, Englewood NJ, soccer defender (Olympics-gold-96)
1st - Mario Bennett, NBA forward (LA Lakers, Phoenix Suns)
1st - Tempestt Bledsoe, actress (Vanessa Huxtable-Cosby Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
1st - Veerle Dejaeghere, Belgian athlete
1st - Eduardo Noriega, Spanish actor
1st - Les Hill, Australian Actor
2nd - Brendan Dolan, Professional darts player (2011 - played perfect 9 dart game), born in Belcoo Northern Ireland
2nd - Fiona Mullally, Miss Ireland Universe (1997)
2nd - George Zidek, NBA center (Denver Nuggets, Charlotte Hornets)
2nd - Kari Anne Safford, Point Pleasant WV, Miss America-WV (1997)
2nd - Karina Habsudova, Bojnice Slovakia, tennis star (1995 Futures Czech)
2nd - Kia Goodwin, Livingston NJ, actress (Tiffany Holloway-227)
2nd - Nancy Drolet, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98)
2nd - Susie O'Neill, Mackay Austral, butterfly swimmer (Oly-br/gold-92, 96)
2nd - Danie Keulder, Former Namibian cricketer
3rd - Kari Litton, Pontotoc Miss, Miss America (Mississippi-Top 10-1997)
3rd - Kurt Grote, US, 100m/200m breaststroke (Olympics-6th-96)
3rd - Nikos Dabizas, Greek footballer
3rd - Jay Cutler, American bodybuilder
4th - Alex Molden, cornerback (New Orleans Saints)
4th - Eddie Cade, NFL full safety (NE Patriots)
4th - Peter Tsekenis, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
4th - Xavier Marchand, French swimmer
5th - Brendan Todd, Australian mistral yachter (Olympics-96)
5th - Ed Burman, WLAF linebacker (London Monarchs)
5th - Sean Sherk, American mixed martial artist
5th - Sanwar Hossain, Bangladeshi cricketer
6th - Mike Sheldon, WLAF Guard (Rhein Fire)
6th - Robert Lee, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
6th - Vera Farmiga, American actress
6th - Max Kellerman, American sportscaster
6th - Stuart O'Grady, Australian cyclist
7th - Bo Hanson, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
7th - Kevin Muscat, Australian soccer defender (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
7th - Kimmo Rinatnen, hockey forward (Team Finland Oly-Bronze-1998)
7th - Danny Graves, American baseball player
8th - Shane Lee, cricket all-rounder (NSW & Somerset, Australian ODI 1995-)
8th - Senta Moses, American actress
8th - Scott Stapp, American singer (Creed)
9th - James McKeehan, tight end (Tennessee Oilers)
9th - Jay Hagood, tackle (NY Jets)
9th - Jimmy King, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)
9th - Jochen Molling, hockey defenseman (Team Germany 1998)
9th - Larry Stallworth, WLAF wide receiver (London Monarchs)
9th - Filippo Inzaghi, Italian footballer
9th - Kevin McKidd, Scottish actor
10th - Jessica Grieco, Englewood NJ, cyclist (Olympics-96)
10th - Keisha Delancy, Miss Turks & Caicos islands Universe (1997)
10th - Lisa Raymond, tennis star (1995 Indian Wells doubles), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania
10th - Mark Doubleday, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics-1996)
10th - Sherriden May, NFL fullback (NY Jets)
10th - Javier Zanetti, Argentinian footballer
11th - Edgardo Alfonzo, Sta Teresa Venezuela, infielder (NY Mets)
11th - Thomas Haskins, CFL running back (Montreal Alouettes)
11th - Nigel Harman, British actor
12th - Latasha Byears, WNBA guard (Sacramento Monarchs)
12th - Moses Ware, NFL wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings)
12th - Todd Marchant, NHL center (Edmonton Oilers), born in Buffalo, New York
12th - Sayyed Muqtada al-Sadr - son of Ayatollah Mohammad Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr
12th - Joseba Beloki, Spanish cyclist
12th - Jonathan Coachman, American professional wrestler and executive
12th - Richard Reid, British terrorist, referred to as the "shoe bomber".
12th - Grey DeLisle, American voice actress
13th - Armon Williams, safety/linebacker (Tennessee Oilers)
13th - Sherman Williams, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys)
13th - Molly Henneberg, American journalist
13th - Eric Medlen, American drag racer and rodeo star (d. 2007)
14th - Kieren Perkins, Australian free-style 1500m swimmer (world record)
14th - Mike Mamula, NFL linebacker/defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)
14th - Nancy Sweetnam, Lindsay Ontario, 400m swimmer (Olympics-7-92, 96)
14th - Romane Bohringer, Pont-Sainte-Maxene France, actress (Savage Nights)
14th - Wayne Chrebet, NFL wide receiver (NY Jets)
14th - Jay-Jay Okocha, Nigerian footballer
14th - Jared Borgetti, Mexican footballer
14th - Daisuke Ishiwatari, Japanese game developer and composer
15th - Marcus Jones, defensive tackle (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
16th - Damian Jackson, American baseball player
17th - A J Wood, soccer forward (Olympics-gold-96), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
17th - Kerry Mock, WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy)
17th - Paul Wiggins, offensive linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
17th - Tim Forsyth, Australian high jumper (Olympics-bronze-92, 96)
18th - Alex Pijper, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen)
18th - Clarence Benford, NFL tight end (Seattle Seahawks)
18th - Luke Fickell, defensive tackle (New Orleans Saints)
19th - Roy Rogers, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
19th - Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway
19th - Marco Materazzi, Italian footballer
20th - Todd Helton, American baseball player
21st - Ben Mann, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics-1996)
21st - Ismael Valdes, Ciudad Victoria Mexico, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
21st - Sergey Brin, Co-founder of Google
22nd - Jennifer Makris, Miss USA-New Jersey (1997, top 10)
22nd - Kristen Wiig, American comedian
22nd - Howie Dorough, American singer (Backstreet Boys)
23rd - James Roe, wide receiver (Baltimore Ravens)
23rd - Jason Clemett, CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)
23rd - Casey Blake, American baseball player
23rd - Malaika Arora Khan, Indian actress and model
24th - Andrew Brunette, Sudbury, NHL left wing (Washington Capitals)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 2 of 2

Actor Anthony PerkinsActor Anthony Perkins (9th) 9th - Actor Anthony Perkins (41) weds photographer Berinthia Berenson (25) in Cape Cod, Massachusetts
19th - Kris Kristofferson weds Rita Coolidge

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 30 of 30

1st - Gian Francesco Malipiero, composer, dies at 91
1st - Walter Ulbricht, pres German DR, dies at 80
2nd - Jean-Pierre Melville, director (Bob Le Flambeur), dies at 57
3rd - Ariantje "Jeanne" Leg, actress (It Vijgeblaadje/It Hippie), dies at 84
3rd - Richard Marshall, U.S. Army general (b. 1895)
4th - Eddie Condon, jazz guitarist (Eddie Condon's Floor Show), dies at 68
Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio BatistaCuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista (6th) 6th - Fulgencio Batista y Zaldivar, Cuban Dictator (1940-58), dies at 72
7th - Jack Gregory, cricketer (scorer of fastest ton Australia 1921), dies
8th - Vilhelm Moberg, Swedish author and historian (b. 1898)
9th - Charlie Daniels, US swimmer (Olympics-4 gold-1904, 08), dies at 88
9th - Dean Corll, shot, he raped & killed 26 boys
10th - Douglas Kennedy, actor (Lone Ranger & Lost City of Gold), dies at 57
11th - Peggy Castle, actress (Lily Merrill-Lawman), dies of cirrhosis at 46
12th - John Clay, cricketer (Glamorgan offie in only Test 1935), dies
12th - Walter Rudolf Hess, Swiss physiologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1881)
12th - Karl Ziegler, German chemist and Nobel Laureate, dies at 74
13th - Ben van Eysselsteijn, Dutch playwright (Arid Earth), dies at 75
16th - Selman A Waksman, Russian/US microbiology (Nobel 1952), dies at 85
16th - Veda Ann Borg, actress (Kid Galahad), dies at 54
17th - Conrad Aiken, US poet (Pulitzer), dies at 74
Chemist/Nobel Laureate Karl ZieglerChemist/Nobel Laureate Karl Ziegler (12th) 17th - Paul Williams, American musician (The Temptations), commits suicide at 32
17th - Jean BarraquƩ, French composer (b. 1928)
22nd - Louise Huff, actress (Sea Waif, Caprice, Disraeli), dies at 77
24th - Billy Greene, actor (Burton-One Man's Family), dies at 76
24th - Slava Vorlova, composer, dies at 79
29th - Michael Dunn, short actor (Justine, Boom, Madigan), dies at 38
29th - Stringer Davis, actress (Mouse on the Moon, Miranda), dies at about 77
31st - John Ford, US director (Mary of Scotland, Stagecoach), dies at 78
31st - Raymond Keane, dies at 66
31st - Stan Worthington, English cricket pace bowler (9 Tests 1930-36), dies

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