What Happened on January 23, 1973

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 23rd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 104-84 at Chicago
  • Helgafell, island of Heimaey Iceland erupts for 1st time in 7,000 yrs
  • Jordan Air crash at Kano, Nigeria kills 176 Muslim pilgrims
  • Shah of Iran announces that the 1954 operating agreement between a consortium of oil companies and Iran will not be renewed when it expires in 1979
  • US President Nixon announces an accord has been reached to end Vietnam War

Famous Birthdays

  • Lanei Chapman, American actress
  • Mark Kolesar, Minnedosa, NHL right wing (Toronto Maple Leafs)

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander Onassis, Greek heir of the Onassis family (b. 1948)
  • Kid Ory, American jazz trombonist (b. 1886)