On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 1973

Historical Events

  • Arabs terrorists shoot passengers on Boeing 737 to Kuwait

Famous Birthdays

  • Paula Radcliffe, English long-distance runner (marathon world record holder), born in Davenham, England

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Greeley Abbot, American astronomer (Solar Constant), dies at 101
  • Patrick Hadley, composer, dies at 74
1973 Highlights

About December 17, 1973

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 11 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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