What Happened on February 18, 1973

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 15th Daytona 500: Richard Petty wins (157.205 MPH)
  • 54-kg octopus measuring 7m across captured in Hood Canal, Wash
  • Belgian Emiel Puttemans runs 3,000m indoor record 7:39.2
  • Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Pompano Beach Golf Classic

Famous Birthdays

  • Claude Makélélé, French footballer

Famous Deaths

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Frank Costello, American gangster, dies of a heart attack at 82

Gangster Frank Costello
Frank Costello