On This Day

What Happened on August 11, 1973

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Release

"American Graffiti", directed by George Lucas, opens in cinemas across the United States

Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas

Famous Birthdays

  • Edgardo Alfonzo, Sta Teresa Venezuela, infielder (NY Mets)
  • Nigel Harman, British actor (Eastenders), born in London

Famous Deaths

  • Peggy Castle, American actress (Lily Merrill-Lawman), dies of cirrhosis at 46
1973 Highlights

About August 11, 1973

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 2 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo