On This Day

What Happened on December 16, 1973

Historical Events

Sports History

O.J. Simpson becomes 1st NFL running back to rush for 2,000 yards in a season

Famous Birthdays

  • Kristie Boogert, Rotterdam Neth, tennis star (1996 Paris)
  • Mariza [Marisa dos Reis Nunes], Portuguese fado singer, born in Maputo, Portuguese Mozambique
  • Scott Storch, Canadian-American hip-hop producer

Famous Deaths

  • Sid Barnes, Australian cricketer (13 Tests for Australia 1938-48), dies of barbiturate and bromide poisoning at 57
1973 Highlights

About December 16, 1973

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 11 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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