What Happened on October 20th, 1973

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe

Event of interestEvent 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