January 23, 1973 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • Helgafell, island of Heimaey Iceland erupts for 1st time in 7,000 yrs
  • Jordan Air crash at Kano, Nigeria kills 176 Muslim pilgrims
  • Shah of Iran announces that the 1954 operating agreement between a consortium of oil companies and Iran will not be renewed when it expires in 1979
  • US President Nixon announces an accord has been reached to end Vietnam War

Deaths in History

  • Alexander Onassis, Greek heir of the Onassis family (b. 1948)