On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1973

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 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, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • Rachel Maddow, American radio personality and political analyst
  • Stephen Fleming, cricketer (NZ left-handed Test batsman 1994-)

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Wood, English cricket wicket-keeper (England 1938-39), dies at 74