On This Day

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

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, 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? 47 years, 11 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo