What Happened on October 20th, 1973

Day of Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Mariette Hartley appears on Bob Newhart in "Have You Met Miss Dietz"
  • OPEC oil embargo begins

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

President Nixon proclaims Jim Thorpe greatest athlete of 1st ½ century

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Queen Elizabeth II opens Sydney Opera House

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • Solicitor Gen Bork, AG Richardson & Deputy AG Ruckelshaus resigned
  • The Family Station Inc buys shortwave Radio Station WNYW, changes calls to WYFR & moves station from NYC to Scituate Mass
  • US president Nixon fires Watergate accuser Archibald Cox

Famous Birthdays

  • Scott Goodman, Hobart Tasmania Aus, 200m butterfly swimmer (Oly-br-96)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Canadian actor William Shatner (Star Trek) marries Marcy Lafferty