What Happened on August 11, 1973

Historical Events

Film Release

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Edgardo Alfonzo, Venezualan MLB infielder, 1995-2006 (NY Mets; San Francisco Giants, and 2 other teams), born in Miranda, Venezuela
  • Nigel Harman, British actor (Eastenders), born in London
Born in 1973

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? 49 years, 7 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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

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