What Happened on August 6, 1973

Historical Events

Hall 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

Music History

Stevie Wonder involved (as a passenger) in car crash in North Carolina, goes into a 4 day coma

Famous Birthdays

  • Max Kellerman, American sportscaster (ESPN), born in The Bronx, NYC
  • Robert Lee, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Stuart O'Grady, Australian cyclist
  • Vera Farmiga, American actress

Famous Deaths

Fulgencio BatistaFulgencio Batista (1901-1973)

Dictator and President of Cuba (1933-44, 1952-59), dies of a heart attack at 72

  • James Beck, British actor (Dad's Army), dies from pancreatitis at 44
  • Memphis Minnie [Lizzie Douglas], American blues musician, dies at 76
1973 Highlights

About August 6, 1973

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 6 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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

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

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