What Happened in August 1973

Historical Events

  • 1st H J Witteveen appointed as director of IMF
  • 1st Munson & Fisk get into a brawl at Fenway Park

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2nd George Brett gets his 1st hit

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett

Film release premierFilm Premier

2nd "American Graffiti" directed by George Lucas and starring Richard Dreyfuss and Ron Howard premieres at the Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland

Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
  • 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

Hall of fameHall of Fame

6th Roberto Clemente & Warren Spahn inducted into National Baseball Hall of Fame

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente

Event of interestEvent of Interest

6th Stevie Wonder involved in car crash, goes into a 4 day coma

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
  • 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
  • 9th USSR launches Mars 7
  • 10th 1st BART train travels thru transbay tube to Montgomery St Station

Sport awardGolf Major

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

14th Johnny Unitas files $725,000 suit against Balt Colts

NFL Quarterback Johnny Unitas
NFL Quarterback
Johnny Unitas
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

17th Willie Mays hits 660th & last HR (off Don Gullett of Cincinnati)

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 18th Gene Krupa, drummer, plays for final time with Benny Goodman Quartet

Event of interestEvent of Interest

18th Hank Aaron's record 1,378 extra base hit surpasses Stan Musial record

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

22nd Henry Kissinger succeeds William Rogers as min of Foreign affairs

Politician, statesman Henry Kissinger
Politician, statesman
Henry Kissinger
  • 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 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, soccer defender (Olympics-gold-96), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • 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 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, actress (Tiffany Holloway-227), born in Livingston, New Jersey
  • 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
  • 2nd Brendan Dolan, Professional darts player (2011 - played perfect 9 dart game), born in Belcoo Northern Ireland
  • 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 sailor (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, cyclist (Olympics-96), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • 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 (Eastenders), born in London
  • 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, Russian-born American computer scientist and co-founder of Google, born in Moscow
  • 22nd Jennifer Makris, Miss USA-New Jersey (1997, top 10)
  • 22nd Kristen Wiig, American comedian and actress (Bridesmaids, Ghostbusters), born in Canandaigua, New York
  • 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

HeartWedding of Interest

9th Actor Anthony Perkins (41) weds photographer Berinthia Berenson (25) in Cape Cod, Massachusetts

  • 19th Kris Kristofferson weds Rita Coolidge

Famous Deaths

  • 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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

6th Fulgencio Batista y Zaldivar, Cuban Dictator (1940-58), dies at 72

Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista
  • 6th Memphis Minnie, American blues musician, dies at 76
  • 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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

12th Karl Ziegler, German chemist and Nobel Laureate (polymers), dies at 74

Chemist/Nobel Laureate Karl Ziegler
Chemist/Nobel Laureate
Karl Ziegler
  • 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
  • 17th Paul Williams, American musician (The Temptations), commits suicide at 32
  • 17th Jean BarraquĆ©, 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

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31st John Ford, US director (Mary of Scotland, Stagecoach), dies at 78

Film director John Ford
Film director
John Ford
  • 31st Raymond Keane, dies at 66
  • 31st Stan Worthington, English cricket pace bowler (9 Tests 1930-36), dies