On This Day

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
Actor
Richard Dreyfuss

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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, Irish darts player (2011 - played perfect 9 dart game), born in Enniskillen, United Kingdom
  • Danie Keulder, Namibian cricketer, born in Keetmanshoop, Namibia
  • George Zidek, Czech NBA center (Denver Nuggets, Charlotte Hornets), born in Zlin, Czechia
  • Karina Habsudova, Slovak tennis player (1995 Futures Czech), born in Bojnice, Slovakia
  • Kia Goodwin, American actress (Tiffany Holloway-227), born in Livingston, New Jersey
  • Nancy Drolet, Canadian ice hockey forward (Canada, Olympics 1998), born in Drummondville, Canada
  • Susie O'Neill, Australian swimmer (Olympic gold 200m butterfly 1992; 200m freestyle 1996), born in Mackay, Queensland

Famous Deaths

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