What Happened on August 28, 1973

Historical Events

  • "Smoke on the Water" single by British rock band 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

Album Release

Tamla/Motown Records releases "Let's Get It On", the 13th studio album by Marvin Gaye

  • USSR performs underground nuclear test

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? 49 years, 5 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Brother Louie - Stories
  • UK #1 Song: Young Love - Donny Osmond