What Happened on December 26, 1973

Historical Events

  • 2 Skylab 3 astronauts walk in space for a record 7 hours

Film Premiere

Horror film "The Exorcist" based on book and screenplay by William Peter Blatty, starring Linda Blair, rated X, premieres - 1st horror film to be nominated for Best Picture

  • Soyuz 13 returns to Earth
1973 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Reichen Lehmkuhl, American television personality, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Ryan Berube, American 800m freestyle relay (Olympic gold 1996), born in Tequesta, Florida
Born in 1973

Famous Deaths

  • Harold B. Lee, American religious leader, Head of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, dies at 74
  • Steven Geray, American actor (French Line), dies at 69
  • William Haines, American actor (Little Annie Rooney), dies of cancer at 73

About December 26, 1973

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 5 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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

Holidays: Boxing Day (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

Music Charts

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