What Happened on March 6, 1973

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • In an exhibition game with the Pirates, Twins Larry Hisle becomes the 1st designated hitter (he hits 2 HRs & knocks in 7 RBIs)

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Olson, middleweight (189 lbs) judoka (Oly-96), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • Greg Ostertag, NBA center (Utah Jazz)
  • Michael Finley, NBA guard/forward (Phoenix Suns/Dallas Mavericks)
  • Terry Adams, Mobile AL, pitcher (Chicago Cubs)

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Klecki/Kletzki, Polish violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 72
  • Pearl S[ydenstricker] Buck, American author (Good Earth - Nobel Prize 1938), dies at 80
  • Vera Fjodorova Panova, Russian author (Sputniki), dies at 67