On This Day

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

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Richardson, Australian cricketer (9 Tests 1924-26), dies at 85
  • Gerard Kuiper, Dutch-American astronomer after whom the Kuiper belt is named, dies at 68
  • Irna Phillips, American scriptwriter who created 6 soap operas (Guiding Light), dies at 72
1973 Highlights

About December 23, 1973

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 11 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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