On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 1973

Historical Events

  • Garry Sobers scores 26th & last Test Cricket ton 150 v Eng Lord's
  • John Adams & his bass drum become a right-field fixture in Cleveland Stadium

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Brunette, Canadian NHL left wing (Washington Capitals), born in Greater Sudbury, Canada
  • Barret Oliver, American actor (The Neverending Story, Secret Garden), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Carmine Giovinazzo, American actor, born in Port Richmond, New York
  • Dave Chappelle, American actor and comedian, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Inge de Bruijn, Dutch swimmer, born in Barendrecht, Netherlands

Famous Deaths

  • Billy Greene, American actor (Single Room Furnished, One Man's Family), dies at 76
  • Slava Vorlova, composer, dies at 79
1973 Highlights

About August 24, 1973

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 11 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo