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

Sports History

Atlanta Braves pitcher Phil Niekro no-hits San Diego Padres, 9-0; first no-hitter for franchise in Atlanta

  • USSR launches Mars 6
1973 History

Famous Birthdays

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

About August 5, 1973

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 7 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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

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