On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 1973

Historical Events

  • PBA National Championship Won by Earl Anthony

Famous Birthdays

  • Priest Lauderdale, NBA center (Denver Nuggets)
  • Reggie Geary, NBA guard (San Antonio Spurs)
  • Scott Niedermayer, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (NJ Devils)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestJohn Ford

John Ford, American director (Stagecoach, The Searchers), dies at 78

Film director John Ford
Film director
John Ford
  • Raymond Keane, American actor (Midnight Sun, Love Eagle), dies at 66
  • Stan Worthington, English cricket pace bowler (9 Tests 1930-36), dies
1973 Highlights

About August 31, 1973

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 1 month and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo