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

David Blaine

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

  • 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? 48 years, 9 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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