What Happened on April 16, 1973

Historical Events

  • 77th Boston Marathon: American double; Jon Anderson men's champion in 2:16:03; Jacqueline Hansen wins women's title in 3:05:59

Famous Birthdays

  • Akon [Thiam], Senegalese American singer-songwriter and producer ("Trouble"; "Lonely"; "Smack That"), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Bonnie Pink, Japanese singer and songwriter, born in Nantan, Kyoto, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • István Kertész, Hungarian orchestral and operatic conductor, dies at 43
1973 Highlights

About April 16, 1973

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 9 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree - Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando
  • UK #1 Song: Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree - Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando