On This Day

What Happened on April 6, 1973

Historical Events

  • America launches the Pioneer 11 (Pioneer G) probe to study Jupiter & Saturn
  • Dock strike in Gent/Antwerp, Belgium
  • Indian troops invade Sikkim

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Roberto Clemente Day, Pirates retire his #

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente
  • Yankee Ron Blomberg becomes 1st designated hitter, he walks

Famous Birthdays

  • Donnie Edwards, linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • Gina Yashere, English comedian
  • Randall Godfrey, linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Rie Miyazawa, Japanese actress/singer
  • Sun Wen, Chinese footballer
1973 Highlights

About April 6, 1973

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 6 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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