On This Day

What Happened on April 18, 1973

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. 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? 47 years, 7 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries