On This Day

What Happened on December 3, 1973

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Francisco Islas Rueda [Super Crazy], Mexican pro wrestler (WWE; NJPW, Zero-1, AJPW), born in Tulancingo, Hidalgo, Mexico
  • Holly Marie Combs, American actress (Picket Fences; Charmed), born in San Diego, California
  • Sammy Leung, Hong Kong disc jockey

Famous Deaths

  • Emile Christian, American jazz trombonist, dies at 78
1973 Highlights

About December 3, 1973

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 11 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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