On This Day

What Happened on August 28, 1973

Historical Events


Music releaseAlbum Release

"Let's Get It On" 13th studio album by Marvin Gaye is released

Singer Marvin Gaye
Singer
Marvin Gaye
  • "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple goes gold
  • 6.8 quake centered in Oaxaca State in Mexico kills 527
  • Bobby "Boris" Pickett's song "Monster Mash" goes gold
  • France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • India & Pakistan sign POW accord
  • USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • “Let’s Get It On” single released by Marvin Gaye (Billboard Song of the Year 1973)

Famous Birthdays

  • DJ Assault [Craig De Shan Adams], American musician, born in Detroit
  • Matthew John Armstrong, American actor (American Dreams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Theaster Gates, American installation artist, born in Chicago, Illinois
1973 Highlights

About August 28, 1973

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 11 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo