What Happened on December 5, 1973

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Chicago Cubs Ron Santo becomes 1st baseball player to invoke 10-5 rule and veto his trade (with the California Angels)
  • Dodgers trade Willie Davis to Expos for relief pitcher Mike Marshall

Music releaseAlbum Release

Paul McCartney & Wings release album "Band on the Run"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

Famous Birthdays

  • Corissa Yasen, WNBA forward/guard (Sacramento Monarchs)
  • LuboŇ° Motl, Czech physicist
  • Shalom Harlow, model (House of Style, Harper's Bazaar), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Sorin Grindeanu, Romanian Prime Minister (2017), born in Caransebe»ô, Romania

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Robert Watson-Watt, Scottish physicist (pioneered radar and radio direction finding), dies at 81

Physicist and Radar Pioneer Robert Watson-Watt
Physicist and Radar Pioneer
Robert Watson-Watt