On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1973

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • German counter-terrorist unit GSG 9 founded.

Famous Birthdays

  • Brett Maher, Australian basketball guard (Olympics 1996), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • Gene Makowsky, Canadian football offensive linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders), born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Jeff Lewis, American NFL quarterback (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Kaihō Ryōji, Japanese sumo wrestler, born in Aomori, Japan
  • Kenneth Carlsen, Danish tennis star, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Ross Aloisi, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics 1996), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • Theo Ratliff, American NBA forward and center (Detroit Pistons, Philadelphia 76ers), born in Demopolis, Alabama