On This Day

What Happened on April 18, 1973

Historical Events

Historic Event

US Government ends Mandatory Oil Import Program, established in 1959 by President Eisenhower

Famous Birthdays

  • Derrick Brooks, American NFL linebacker (11×Pro Bowl 1997–2006, 08; Super Bowl 2002; Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • Haile Gebrselassie, Ethiopian 10k runner (Olympic gold 1996), born in Asella, Arsi Province, Ethiopia
  • James "Jamie" Koven, American rower (Olympic 5th 1996), born in Morristown, New Jersey

Famous Weddings

  • American sci-fi writer "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" Philip K Dick marries 5th wife Leslie (Tessa) Busby
1973 Highlights

About April 18, 1973

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 7 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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