On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1973

Historical Events

  • Boston Celtics captain John Havlicek scores career high 54 points in 134-109 rout of Atlanta Hawks in Game 1 of 1st round Eastern Conference playoffs; hits NBA playoff record 24-of-36 field-goal attempts

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Despite a final round, 5-3 loss to Montreal, Boston Bruins center Phil Esposito wins his third consecutive NHL scoring title with 130 points from 55 goals and 75 assists in the 78-game season

NHL Star Phil Esposito
NHL Star
Phil Esposito
  • Japan allows its citizens to own gold

Event of interestEvent of Interest

John Lennon and Yoko Ono form a new country with no laws or boundaries, called Nutopia, its national anthem is silence

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • OPEC increases price of petroleum by 5.7 percent

Famous Birthdays

  • Christian Finnegan, American comedian
  • Ferdy Vierklau, Dutch soccer left back (2 caps; FC Utrecht; Ajax), born in Bilthoven, Netherlands
  • Rachel Maddow, American radio personality and political analyst
  • Stephen Fleming, New Zealand cricket batsman and captain (111 Tests; 7,172 @ 40.06; 280 ODIs), born in Christchurch, New Zealand

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Wood, English cricket wicketkeeper (4 Tests, 11 dismissals), dies at 74
1973 Highlights

About April 1, 1973

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 7 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries