What Happened on August 11, 1973

Day of the Week: Saturday

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
  • Thomas Haskins, CFL running back (Montreal Alouettes)

Famous Deaths

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