On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1973

Historical Events

Sport awardPGA Championship

PGA Championship Men's Golf, Canterbury GC: Jack Nicklaus wins 3rd of 5 PGA C'ships by 4 from Bruce Crampton of Australia

  • WPBA National Championship won by Betty Morris

Famous Birthdays

  • Grey DeLisle, American voice actress
  • Jonathan Coachman, American professional wrestler and executive
  • Joseba Beloki, Spanish cyclist
  • Latasha Byears, WNBA guard (Sacramento Monarchs)
  • Richard Reid, British terrorist, referred to as the "shoe bomber".
  • Sayyed Muqtada al-Sadr, Iranian Shia cleric, son of Ayatollah Mohammad Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr, born in Najaf, Iran
  • Todd Marchant, NHL center (Edmonton Oilers), born in Buffalo, New York

Famous Deaths

  • John Clay, cricketer (Glamorgan offie in only Test 1935), dies

Person of interestKarl Ziegler

Karl Ziegler, German chemist and Nobel Laureate (polymers), dies at 74

Chemist/Nobel Laureate Karl Ziegler
Chemist/Nobel Laureate
Karl Ziegler
  • Walter Rudolf Hess, Swiss physiologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1881)
1973 Highlights

About August 12, 1973

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo