What Happened on December 24, 1973

Historical Events

  • District of Columbia Home Rule Act is passed, allowing residents of Washington, D.C. to elect their own local government.
  • Ferryboat capsized off coast of Equador, drowning 200

Famous Birthdays

  • Eddie Pope, soccer defender (Olympic gold 1996), born in Greensboro, North Carolina

Stephenie MeyerStephenie Meyer (49 years old)

American author (Twilight Saga), born in Hartford, Connecticut,

Born in 1973

Famous Deaths

  • Periyar E. V. Ramasamy, Indian Social social activist and reformer, dies at 94

About December 24, 1973

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 5 months and 11 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