What Happened on August 31, 1973

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 1st heavyweight championship fight in Japan (Foreman beats Roman)
  • PBA National Championship Won by Earl Anthony

Famous Birthdays

  • Earl Scott, WLAF OL (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Priest Lauderdale, NBA center (Denver Nuggets)
  • Reggie Geary, NBA guard (San Antonio Spurs)
  • Scott Niedermayer, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (NJ Devils)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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