On This Day

What Happened on August 3, 1973

Historical Events

  • Flash fire kills 51 at amusement park (Isle of Man, UK)
  • National People's party wins Dutch Antilles National elections

Famous Birthdays

  • Jay Cutler, American bodybuilder (4x Mr. Olympia winner - 2006, 2007, 2009, and 2010), born in Sterling, Massachusetts
  • Kurt Grote, American 100m/200m breaststroke (Olympic 6th 1996)
  • Nikos Dabizas, Greek footballer, born in Amyntaio, Greece

Famous Deaths

  • Ariantje "Jeanne" Leg, actress (It Vijgeblaadje/It Hippie), dies at 84
  • Richard Marshall, U.S. Army general (b. 1895)
1973 Highlights

About August 3, 1973

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 4 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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