What Happened on March 31, 1973

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 127th Grand National: Brian Fletcher aboard Red Rum wins
  • Flyers score 8 goals in 1 period vs Islanders, on 60 shots

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ken Norton defeats Muhammad Ali in a 12 round split decision

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali

Famous Birthdays

  • Bold Forbes, Puerto Rican/American thoroughbred racehorse (d. 2000)
  • Vanessa Mambi, Miss Universe-Curacao (1996)

Famous Deaths

  • Kurt George Hugo Thomas, composer, dies at 68