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
1973 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Ryu Seung-wan, South Korean actor and director, born in Onyang, South Korea
  • Tammy Pearman, American soccer defender (9 caps; NY Power FC), born in Brooklyn, New York
Born in 1973

Famous Deaths

  • Orest Alexandrovich Evlahkov, Russian Soviet composer, dies at 61

About December 15, 1973

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 5 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Most Beautiful Girl - Charlie Rich
  • UK #1 Song: Merry Xmas Everybody - Slade