What Happened on April 5, 1973

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Ed Hobbs, WLAF RB (London Monarchs)
  • √Člodie Bouchez, French actress
  • Emile Palmer, WLAF DT (London Monarchs)
  • Estefania Knuth, LPGA golfer (1992 French Intl), born in Barcelona, Spain

Person of interestPharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams, American music producer (The Neptunes), born in Virginia Beach, Virginia

  • Spencer Folau, NFL/WLAF offensive tackle (Balt Ravens, Rhein Fire)
  • Tony Banks, quarterback (St Louis Rams)
  • Yutaka Kawaguchi, hockey defenseman (Team Japan 1998)

Famous Deaths

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