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

  • Denard Walker, American NFL cornerback, 1997-2005 (Tennessee Oilers/Titans, and 3 other teams), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 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
Born in 1973

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, American swimmer (Olympic gold 220yd, 440yd, 4x50yd freestyle 1904, 100m freestyle 1908), dies at 88
  • Dean Corll, American serial killer (Houston mass murders), fatally shot by an accomplice at 33

About August 9, 1973

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 1 month and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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

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