What Happened on August 31, 1973

Historical Events

  • PBA National Championship Won by Earl Anthony

Famous Birthdays

  • Mary Peltola, American politician (1st Alaskan Native elected to Congress), born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • Reggie Geary, American NBA guard (San Antonio Spurs) and coach, born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • Scott Niedermayer, Canadian NHL defenseman (NJ Devils) and coach, born in Edmonton, Alberta
Born in 1973

Famous Deaths

John FordJohn Ford (1895-1973)

American director (Stagecoach, Air Mail, Quiet Man), dies at 78

  • Raymond Keane, American actor (Midnight Sun, Love Eagle), dies at 66
  • Stan Worthington, English cricket all-rounder (9 Tests, 1 x 100, HS 128, 8 wickets, BB 2/19; Derbyshire CCC, Northumberland CCC), dies at 68
1973 Highlights

About August 31, 1973

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 7 months and 2 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