On This Day

What Happened on December 22, 1973

Historical Events

  • OPEC Gulf Six decides to raise the posted price of marker crude from $5.12 to $11.65 per barrel effective January 1, 1974

Famous Birthdays

  • Annie Pelletier, Canadian diver (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jamel Williams, American football safety (Washington Redskins), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Katarzyna Duda, Polish concert violinist, born in Warsaw, Poland

Famous Deaths

  • Domingo Julio Gomez Garcia, composer, dies at 87
  • James Anderson, Australian tennis player (Australasian C'ship 1922, 24, 25), dies at 79
1973 Highlights

About December 22, 1973

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 11 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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