On This Day

What Happened on December 15, 1973

Historical Events

  • American kidnap victim John Paul Getty III freed after ransom paid by oil tycoon grandfather John Paul Getty
  • American Psychiatric Association declares homosexuality is not a mental illness
  • Pirates of Caribbean ride opens at Disneyland
  • Sandy Hawley becomes 1st jockey to win 500 races in 1 year
  • Tennessee beats Temple 11-6 in low scoring NCAA basketball game

Famous Birthdays

  • Geoff Stewart, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • James Stewart, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Mike Cherry, quarterback (NY Giants)
  • Mirko Ludemann, Weiwasser GER, NHL defenseman (Team Germany, Colorado)
  • Ryu Seung-wan, South Korean actor and director
  • Tammy Melinda Pearman, American soccer forward/defender (Olympics 1996), born in Brooklyn, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Orest Alexandrovich Evlahkov, composer, dies at 61
1973 Highlights

About December 15, 1973

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 10 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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