On This Day

What Happened on December 20, 1973

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Baseball Player and Manager Joe Cronin
Baseball Player and Manager
Joe Cronin
  • Dutch Antillean government of Evertsz forms

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Ice Hockey Great Henri Richard
Ice Hockey Great
Henri Richard

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

Famous Deaths

  • Bobby Darin [Walden Robert Cassotto], American singer (Mack the Knife), dies of a heart attack at 37
  • Luis Carrero Blanco, Prime Minister of Spain (1973), assassinated by ETA
1973 Highlights

About December 20, 1973

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 11 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Sagittarius