What Happened on February 26, 1973

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Music awardsMusic Awards

8th Academy of Country Music Awards: Merle Haggard and Donna Fargo win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
  • Triple Crown horse Secretariat bought for a record $5.7m

Famous Birthdays

  • Jenny Thompson, Danvers Mass, 400m freestyle (Olympics-gold-92, 96)
  • Marshall Faulk, NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjær, Norwegian retired footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Mary Finney, actress (Honestly Celeste), dies at 68