What Happened on April 5, 1973

Historical Events

  • NFL adopts jersey numbering system (ie QBs, 1-19)
  • Pioneer 11 launched to Jupiter

Famous Birthdays

  • Élodie Bouchez, French actress

Pharrell Williams (50 years old)

American singer, songwriter ("Happy"), music producer (The Neptunes), and film producer (Hidden Figures), born in Virginia Beach, Virginia

  • Spencer Folau, Tongan, American football offensive lineman (Baltimore Ravens), born in Nukuʻalofa, Tonga
  • Tony Banks, quarterback (St Louis Rams)
Born in 1973

Famous Deaths

  • John Coleman, Australian rules footballer (b. 1928)

About April 5, 1973

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 5 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia - Vicki Lawrence
  • UK #1 Song: Get Down - Gilbert O'sullivan