What Happened on August 11, 1973

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

"American Graffiti", directed by George Lucas, opens in cinemas across the United States

Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas

Famous Birthdays

  • Edgardo Alfonzo, Sta Teresa Venezuela, infielder (NY Mets)
  • Nigel Harman, British actor (Eastenders), born in London
  • Thomas Haskins, CFL running back (Montreal Alouettes)

Famous Deaths

  • Peggy Castle, actress (Lily Merrill-Lawman), dies of cirrhosis at 46