On This Day

What Happened on April 4, 1973

Historical Events

  • World Trade Center, then the world's tallest building, opens in New York (110 stories). Later destroyed in 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris McCormack, Australian triathlete (ITU World Championships), born in Sydney

Person of interestDavid Blaine

David Blaine, American magician and illusionist, born in Brooklyn, New York

Magician and Illusionist David Blaine
Magician and Illusionist
David Blaine
  • Loris Capirossi, Italian Grand Prix motorcycle racer, born in Castel San Pietro Terme, Italy
  • Peter Hoekstra, Dutch soccer player (PSV, Ajax), born in Assen, Netherlands
  • Ryan Coughlin, Canadian football offensive linebacker (Montreal Alouettes), born in Renfrew, Ontario
  • Tiffany Woosley, American basketball player (Houston Comets), born in Shelbyville, Tennessee
1973 Highlights

About April 4, 1973

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 9 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries