What Happened on December 23, 1973

Historical Events

  • 6 Persian Gulf nations double their oil prices
  • French Caravelle airliner crashes in Morocco, 106 killed

Famous Birthdays

  • Tony Graziani, American football quarterback (Atlanta Falcons), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
Born in 1973

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Richardson, Australian cricket all-rounder (9 Tests, 1 x 100, HS 100, 12 wickets; South Australia, Western Australia), dies at 85
  • Gerard Kuiper, Dutch-American astronomer after whom the Kuiper belt is named (discovered moons of Uranus, Neptune), dies of a heart attack at 68
  • Irna Phillips, American scriptwriter who created 6 soap operas (Guiding Light), dies at 72

About December 23, 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: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Time In A Bottle - Jim Croce
  • UK #1 Song: Merry Xmas Everybody - Slade