What Happened on December 20, 1973

Historical Events

Sports History

AL president Joe Cronin refuses to allow Dick Williams to manage Yankees

  • Dutch Antillean government of Evertsz forms

Sports History

Montreal Canadien Henri Richard scores his 1,000th NHL point

1973 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Cory Stillman, Canadian NHL center (Calgary Flames), born in Peterborough, Canada
  • Jenny Boucek, WNBA guard (Cleveland Rockers), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Muadianvita Kazadi, American football linebacker (St Louis Rams), born in Zaire
Born in 1973

Famous Deaths

  • Bobby Darin [Walden Robert Cassotto], American singer ("Mack the Knife"; "Splish-Splash"; "Beyond the Sea"), and actor, dies of a heart attack at 37
  • Luis Carrero Blanco, Prime Minister of Spain (1973), assassinated by ETA

About December 20, 1973

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 9 months and 4 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