What Happened on March 8, 1973

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Eisenhower Tunnel, world's highest/US longest, opens

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Paul & Linda McCartney are fined £100 for growing cannabis
  • The Provisional Irish Republican Army undertakes its first operation in Great Britain, planting four car bombs in London; 10 members of PIRA are arrested at Heathrow Airport while trying to leave the country
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Anneke van Giersbergen, Dutch singer (The Gathering)
  • Boris Kodjoe, Austrian model
  • Justin Thompson, American baseball player
  • Kendell Watkins, NFL tight end (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Kurt Mollekens, Belgian racing car driver
  • Nanette Pearson, Pleasant Grove Utah, Miss America-Utah (1997)

Famous Deaths

  • Gordon Leggat, cricketer (9 Tests for NZ, 351 runs at 21 93), dies
  • Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, rocker (Grateful Dead) dies at 27