What Happened on April 9, 1973

Historical Events

Film Premiere

"Paper Moon" film starring Ryan O'Neal and his daughter, Tatum O'Neal, directed by Peter Bogdanovich premieres in Hollywood, California; Tatum O'Neal becomes youngest (age 10) Academy Award winner (Supporting Actress)

  • 37th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Due to weather delays final round is played on Monday with Tommy Aaron winning his only major title, 1 stroke ahead of J. C. Snead
  • Netherlands recognizes North Vietnam
  • Otto Kerner, former governor of Illinois, convicted for his role in an illegal racetrack scheme

Famous Birthdays

  • Spencer "Spenny" Rice, Canadian entertainer, born in Toronto, Ontario
1973 Highlights

About April 9, 1973

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 49 years and 8 months
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