On This Day

What Happened on December 3, 1973

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Pioneer 10 passes Jupiter (1st fly-by of an outer planet) [Dec 4-GMT]

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Loyd, baseball catcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Lynwood, California
  • Holly Marie Combs, American actress
  • Sammy Leung, Hong Kong disc jockey
  • Super Crazy, Mexican professional wrestler

Famous Deaths

  • Emile Christian, American jazz trombonist, dies at 78