On This Day

What Happened on December 31, 1973

Historical Events

  • 40th Sugar Bowl: #3 Notre Dame beats #1 Alabama, 24-23

Australian Open Women's Tennis

Australian Open Women's Tennis: Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley beats Chris Evert 7-6, 4-6, 6-0 for her first of 4 home singles titles

Sports History

Johan Cruyff chosen European Football Player of theYear

Famous Birthdays

  • Curtis Myden, Canadian 200m/400m swimmer (Olympic 2 bronze-96), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • George Jones, American running back (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • Hiroyuki Miura, Japanese hockey defenceman (Team Japan 1998, Montreal Canadiens), born in Hokkaido, Japan
  • Malcolm Middleton, Scottish musician (Arab Strap), born in Dumfries, United Kingdom

Famous Weddings

Tony La Russa

MLB executive Tony La Russa (29) weds Elaine Coker

1973 Highlights

About December 31, 1973

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 48 years and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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