On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1973

Historical Events

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Roberto Clemente, Warren Spahn, Billy Evans, Monte Irvin, Mickey Welch and George "High Pockets" Kelly are inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Stevie Wonder involved in car crash, goes into a 4 day coma

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder

Famous Birthdays

  • Max Kellerman, American sportscaster
  • Robert Lee, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Stuart O'Grady, Australian cyclist
  • Vera Farmiga, American actress

Famous Deaths

Person of interestFulgencio Batista

Fulgencio Batista y Zaldivar, Cuban Dictator (1940-58), dies at 72

Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista
  • James Beck, British actor (Dad's Army), dies from pancreatitis at 44
  • Memphis Minnie, American blues musician, dies at 76
1973 Highlights

About August 6, 1973

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 11 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Civic Holiday (Canada), Summer Bank Holiday (Ireland, United Kingdom)

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo