On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1973

Historical Events

Music History

Northern Irish guitarist Henry McCullough quits rock band Wings, founded by Paul McCartney

  • USSR launches Mars 7

Famous Birthdays

  • Filippo Inzaghi, Italian footballer and manager, born in Piacenza, Italy
  • Jimmy King, American NBA guard (Toronto Raptors, University of Michigan Wolverines Fab Five), born in South Bend, Indiana
  • Kevin McKidd, Scottish actor Trainspotting; Grey's Anatomy -"Owen Hunt", born in Elgin, Moray, Scotland

Famous Weddings

Anthony Perkins

American Actor Anthony Perkins (40) weds American photographer and actress Berinthia "Berry" Berenson (25) in Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Famous Deaths

  • Charlie Daniels, US swimmer (4 Olympic golds 1904, 08), dies at 88
  • Dean Corll, American serial killer (Houston mass murders), fatally shot by an accomplice at 33
1973 Highlights

About August 9, 1973

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 3 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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