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, born on Long Island, New York
Born in 1973

Famous Deaths

  • Sid Barnes, Australian cricket batsmen (13 Tests, 3 x 100, 5 x 50, HS 234; NSWCA), dies of barbiturate and bromide poisoning at 57
1973 Highlights

About December 16, 1973

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 9 months and 6 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