On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1973

Historical Events

  • 15 year old Australian swimmer Stephen Holland smashes Mike Burton's 1,500m world record by a massive 14.78 seconds (15:37.8) in Brisbane
  • Arab terrorists open fire at Athens airport, kill 3 injure 55
  • Atlanta Braves pitcher Phil Niekro no-hits San Diego Padres, 9-0; first no-hitter for franchise in Atlanta
  • USSR launches Mars 6

Famous Birthdays

  • Brendan Todd, Australian mistral sailor (Olympics 1996)
  • Sanwar Hossain, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • Sean Sherk, American mixed martial artist
1973 Highlights

About August 5, 1973

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 2 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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