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

John 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? 48 years, 1 month and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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