What Happened on August 1, 1973

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • H J Witteveen appointed as director of IMF
  • Munson and Fisk get into a brawl at Fenway Park

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

NBA Legend Julius Erving
NBA Legend
Julius Erving

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, pres German DR, dies at 80