What Happened on February 2, 1973

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • "Midnight Special" rock music show debuts on NBC-TV
  • Richard Helms, ends term as 8th director of CIA; succeeded by James R Schlesinger (until July)
  • Test Cricket debut of Richard John Hadlee, NZ v Pakistan, Wellington

Famous Birthdays

  • Dan Brandenburg, linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
  • Jose White, WLAF/NFL defensive tackle (Minnesota Vikings, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Patrick Jeffers, NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Radka Bobkova, tennis star (quarter Bournemouth), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Sergio Gonzalez, rocker (Menudo-Cannonball)
  • Tim Denton, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)

Famous Deaths

  • Hendrik Elias, Belgian politician (b. 1902)
  • Henry J Elias, Flemish historian/mayor of Gent, dies at 70