What Happened on August 2, 1973

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Premier

"American Graffiti", directed by George Lucas and starring Richard Dreyfuss and Ron Howard premieres at the Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland

Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
Actor Richard Dreyfuss
Richard Dreyfuss

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Future Baseball Hall of Fame 3rd baseman George Brett gets his 1st MLB hit on debut for the Kansas City Royals in 3-1 win v Chicago WS

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett

Famous Birthdays

  • Brendan Dolan, Professional darts player (2011 - played perfect 9 dart game), born in Belcoo Northern Ireland
  • Danie Keulder, Former Namibian cricketer
  • George Zidek, NBA center (Denver Nuggets, Charlotte Hornets)
  • Kari Anne Safford, Point Pleasant WV, Miss America-WV (1997)
  • Karina Habsudova, Bojnice Slovakia, tennis star (1995 Futures Czech)
  • Kia Goodwin, actress (Tiffany Holloway-227), born in Livingston, New Jersey
  • Nancy Drolet, ice hockey forward (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • Susie O'Neill, Australian butterfly swimmer (Olympic gold-1992, gold 1996), born in Mackay, Queensland

Famous Deaths

  • Jean-Pierre Melville, director (Bob Le Flambeur), dies at 57