On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1973

Historical Events


AgreementContract of Interest

US Vice President Spiro Agnew says reports he took kickbacks are "damned lies" from government contracts in Maryland. Vowed not to resign.

Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew
Vice President of the United States
Spiro Agnew

Famous Birthdays

  • Scott Stapp, American singer (Creed)
  • Senta Moses, American actress
  • Shane Lee, cricket all-rounder (NSW & Somerset, Australian ODI 1995-)

Famous Deaths

  • Vilhelm Moberg, Swedish author (The Emigrants) and historian, dies at 74
1973 Highlights

About August 8, 1973

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo