What Happened on July 4, 1973

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Alan Ayckbourne's "Absurd Person Singular," premieres in London
  • CARICOM - Caribbean Community & Common Market, forms
  • In audience with Italian cyclists, Pope Paul VI praises athletes who "offer the magnificent show of a healthy, strong, generous youth"

Famous Birthdays

  • Gackt, Japanese singer
  • Jan Magnussen, Danish racing driver
  • Justin Ring, CFL linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Keiko Ihara, Japanese racing driver
  • Michael Johnson, English-born Jamaican footballer

Famous Weddings

  • British Army officer Andrew Parker Bowles (33) weds Camilla Rosemary Shand (26) at Guards Chapel in Birdcage Walk in London, England

Famous Deaths

  • Leonid Stein, Russian chess player, dies at about 39