What Happened on August 8, 1973

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • US vice-president Spiro T Agnew says reports he took kickbacks are "damned lies" from government contracts in Maryland. Vowed not to resign.

Famous Birthdays

  • Scott Stapp, American singer (Creed)
  • Senta Moses, American actress
  • Shane Lee, cricket all-rounder (NSW & Somerset, Australian ODI 1995-)

Famous Deaths

  • Vilhelm Moberg, Swedish author and historian (b. 1898)