What Happened on December 16, 1973

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

O.J. Simpson becomes 1st NFLer to rush 2,000 yard in a season

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • US kidnap victim John Paul Getty III freed after ransom paid by grandfather John Paul Getty

Famous Birthdays

  • Kristie Boogert, Rotterdam Neth, tennis star (1996 Paris)
  • Mariza [Marisa dos Reis Nunes], Portuguese singer (fado genre), born in Maputo, Portuguese Mozambique
  • Scott Storch, Canadian-American hip-hop producer

Famous Deaths

  • Syd Barnes, cricketer (13 Tests for Australia 1938-48), dies