What Happened on September 26, 1973

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic (Washington, D.C. to Paris) in record-breaking time (3h33m).
  • Turkey's state of siege ends (after 2½ years)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Wilt Chamberlain signs with ABA San Diego Conquistadors

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Small, Scottish snooker player
  • David Richie, NFL nost tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Marty Casey, American singer (Lovehammers)
  • Olga Vasdeki, Greek triple jumper

Famous Deaths

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Anna Magnani, Italian actress (Rose Tattoo, Miracle, Wild is the Wind), dies of pancreatic cancer at 65

Actress Anna Magnani
Anna Magnani
  • Anton Schnack, German writer/poet, dies at 81