On This Day

What Happened on April 20, 1973

Historical Events

  • Canadian ANIK A2 becomes 1st commercial satellite in orbit
  • Mass murderer Ed Kemper attempts to dispose of his mother's vocal chords in a domestic waste disposal unit

Famous Birthdays

  • Geoff Lloyd, British radio presenter (Geoff Lloyd with Annabel Port), born in Withington, Lancashire, England
  • Isabel Dos Santos, Angolan businesswoman, daughter of ex-President José Eduardo dos Santos, Africa's richest woman, born in Baku, Azerbaijan SSR
  • Itula Mili, NFL tight end (Seattle Seahawks), born in Kahuku, Hawaii
  • Lamond Murray, American basketball forward (LA Clippers), born in Pasadena, California
  • Todd Hollandsworth, American baseball outfielder (LA Dodgers), born in Dayton, Ohio

Famous Deaths

  • Elisabeth Hauptmann, German writer (co-author of The Threepenny Opera), dies at 75
  • Hans Kelsen, Austrian legal philosopher and political philosopher, dies at 91
  • Robert Armstrong, actor (Fall Guy, Exposed), dies at 82
1973 Highlights

About April 20, 1973

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 48 years and 9 months
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Good Friday (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

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