What Happened on October 18, 1973

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "Raisin" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 847 performances
  • Congress authorizes bi-centennial quarter, half-dollar & dollar coin
  • Judd Woldon & Robert Brittens musical "Raisin," premieres in NYC
  • Nobel prize for Economic Sciences awarded to American Wassily Leontief

Famous Birthdays

  • Demetrious Maxie, CFL defensive end (Toronto Argonauts)
  • John Baldwin Jr, figure skater (1996 SW Pacific Sr champ), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Michalis Kapsis, Greek footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Crane Wilbur, dir/writer (Bat, Canon City, Yellow Cargo), dies at 86
  • Frank Knight, TV announcer (Chronoscope), dies at 79
  • Margaret Caroline Anderson, American magazine publisher (b. 1886)
  • Walt Kelly, US comic strip artist (Pogo), dies at 60