On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 1973

Historical Events

  • 10-year-old Mary Boitano is 1st woman to win 6.8-mile Dipsea Race in Marin County, CA, beating a field of 1,500 runners
  • David Eisenhower writes his last sports column
  • University of Texas (Arlington) is first accredited school to offer belly dancing

Famous Birthdays

  • Barret Robbins, American NFL center (Oakland Raiders), born in Houston, Texas
1973 Highlights

About August 26, 1973

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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