What Happened on August 5, 1973

Day of the Week: Sunday

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
  • Braves pitcher Phil Niekro no-hits the San Diego Padres, 9-0, the first for the franchise in Atlanta
  • USSR launches Mars 6

Famous Birthdays

  • Brendan Todd, Australian mistral sailor (Olympics 1996)
  • Ed Burman, WLAF linebacker (London Monarchs)
  • Sanwar Hossain, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • Sean Sherk, American mixed martial artist