On This Day

What Happened on December 28, 1973

Historical Events

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

Historic Publication

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

  • 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

Seth Meyers

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


1973 Highlights

About December 28, 1973

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

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