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

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Johnson, cricketer (promising South Australian opening batsman)
  • Eduardo Noriega, Spanish actor
  • Gregg Berhalter, soccer defender (Olympic gold 1996), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • Les Hill, Australian Actor
  • Mario Bennett, NBA forward (LA Lakers, Phoenix Suns)
  • Tempestt Bledsoe, actress (Vanessa Huxtable-Cosby Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Veerle Dejaeghere, Belgian athlete

Famous Deaths

  • Gian Francesco Malipiero, composer, dies at 91
  • Walter Ulbricht, pres German DR, dies at 80