What Happened on August 1, 1973

Historical Events

  • H J Witteveen appointed as director of IMF
  • MLB All Star catchers Thurman Munson of the NY Yankees and Boston Red Sox' Carlton Fisk brawl at home plate Fenway Park; Red Sox win, 3-2

Sports History

Struggling ABA club Virginia Squires trades star forward Julius Erving to New York Nets for George Carter and cash


Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Johnson, Australian cricketer (promising South Australian opening batsman), born in Naracoorte, South Australia
  • Eduardo Noriega, Spanish actor (Open Your Eyes), born in Santander, Cantabria, Spain
  • Gregg Berhalter, American soccer defender (Olympic gold 1996), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • Les Hill, Australian actor (Underbelly), born in Randwick, Australia
  • Mario Bennett, American NBA forward (LA Lakers, Phoenix Suns), born in Denton, Texas
  • Tempestt Bledsoe, American actress (Vanessa Huxtable-Cosby Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Veerle Dejaeghere, Belgian athlete, born in Izegem, Belgium

Famous Deaths

  • Gian Francesco Malipiero, composer, dies at 91
  • Walter Ulbricht, German politician (Head Of State, German Democratic Republic), dies at 80
1973 Highlights

About August 1, 1973

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 5 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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

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