What Happened on August 6, 1973

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Hall of fameHall of Fame

Roberto Clemente, Warren Spahn, Billy Evans, Monty Irvin, Mickey Welch and 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
Singer-Songwriter
Stevie Wonder

Famous Birthdays

  • Max Kellerman, American sportscaster
  • Mike Sheldon, WLAF Guard (Rhein Fire)
  • 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