On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1973

Historical Events

PGA 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 country singer-songwriter, autoharp player, voice actress (The Fairly OddParents; The Loud House), and comedienne, born in Fort Ord, California
  • Jonathan Coachman, American professional wrestler and executive, born in McPherson, Kansas
  • Joseba Beloki, Spanish professional bicycle racer, born in Lazkao, Spain
  • Latasha Byears, WNBA guard (Sacramento Monarchs)
  • Richard Reid, British terrorist, referred to as the "shoe bomber" - attempted to detonate explosives hidden in his shoe while flying from Paris to Miami in 2001
  • Sayyed Muqtada al-Sadr, Iranian Shia cleric, son of Ayatollah Mohammad al-Sadr, born in Najaf, Iran
  • Todd Marchant, American NHL center, 1993-2011 (Edmonton Oilers, Anaheim Ducks, and 2 other teams), born in Buffalo, New York

Famous Deaths

  • John Clay, cricketer (Glamorgan offie in only Test 1935), dies
  • Perry Botkin, American jazz and session guitarist, banjo player, composer, and musical director (Bing Crosby), dies at 66
  • Walter Rudolf Hess, Swiss physiologist (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1949), dies of heart failure at 92
1973 Highlights

About August 12, 1973

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 3 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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