On This Day

What Happened on December 28, 1973

Historical Events

  • Akron Ohio's Chamber of Commerce terminates itself from Soap Box Derby

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn publishes "Gulag Archipelago" - a literary investigation of the police-state system in the Soviet Union

Writer and Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Writer and Nobel Laureate
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • Comet Kohoutek at perihelion
  • US President Nixon signs Endangered Species Act into law

Famous Birthdays

  • Bobby Taylor, NFL cornerback (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Houston, Texas
  • Garth John Da Silva, heavyweight boxer (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Herborg KrĂ„kevik, Norwegian singer and actress, born in Jondal, Norway

Person of interestSeth Meyers

Seth Meyers, American actor, comedian, writer and producer (Late Night with Seth Meyers, Saturday Night Live), born in Evanston,, Illinois

Comedian and Writer Seth Meyers
Comedian and Writer
Seth Meyers

1973 Highlights

About December 28, 1973

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 46 years and 11 months
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn