What Happened on December 15, 1973

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • American Psychiatric Association declares homosexuality is not a mental illness
  • Golf Resort (Disney Inn) opens
  • Pirates of Caribbean ride opens at Disneyland
  • Sandy Hawley becomes 1st jockey to win 500 races in 1 year
  • Tennessee beats Temple 11-6 in low scoring NCAA basketball game

Famous Birthdays

  • Geoff Stewart, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • James Stewart, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • Mike Cherry, quarterback (NY Giants)
  • Mirko Ludemann, Weiwasser GER, NHL defenseman (Team Germany, Colorado)
  • Ryu Seung-wan, South Korean actor and director
  • Tammy Melinda Pearman, American soccer forward/defender (Olympics-96), born in Brooklyn, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Orest Alexandrovich Evlahkov, composer, dies at 61