What Happened on November 16, 1973

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Music releaseAlbum Release

John Lennon releases "Mind Games" album

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Skylab 4 launched into Earth orbit

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US Presidennt Richard Nixon authorizes construction of Alaskan pipeline

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon

Famous Birthdays

  • Brendan Laney, Scottish rugby player
  • Christian Horner, British Formula One team owner
  • Howard Smothers, NFL guard (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Joe Hudepohl, American 800m freestyle relay (Olympics-gold-96)
  • Sedrick Shaw, running back (New England Patriots)

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Sci-fi author Isaac Asimov (53) divorces Gertrude Blugerman after 31 years of marriage

Author, Biochemistry Professor Isaac Asimov
Author, Biochemistry Professor
Isaac Asimov

Famous Deaths

  • Alan Watts, writer/popularizer of Zen, dies in Calif