What Happened on August 12, 1973

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Sport awardGolf Major

55th PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 277 at Canterbury Cleve

  • Betty Burfeindt wins LPGA Child & Family Service Golf Opens
  • WPBA National Championship won by Betty Morris

Famous Birthdays

  • Grey DeLisle, American voice actress
  • Jonathan Coachman, American professional wrestler and executive
  • Joseba Beloki, Spanish cyclist
  • Latasha Byears, WNBA guard (Sacramento Monarchs)
  • Moses Ware, NFL wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Richard Reid, British terrorist, referred to as the "shoe bomber".
  • Sayyed Muqtada al-Sadr - son of Ayatollah Mohammad Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr
  • Todd Marchant, NHL center (Edmonton Oilers), born in Buffalo, New York

Famous Deaths

  • John Clay, cricketer (Glamorgan offie in only Test 1935), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Chemist/Nobel Laureate Karl Ziegler
Chemist/Nobel Laureate
Karl Ziegler
  • Walter Rudolf Hess, Swiss physiologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1881)