What Happened on December 5, 1973

Historical Events

Band on the Run

Apple Records releases Paul McCartney & Wings album "Band on the Run" in US; the commercial and critical pinnacle of his post-Beatle work tops the charts in 7 countries

  • Chicago Cubs Ron Santo becomes 1st baseball player to invoke 10-5 rule and veto his trade (with the California Angels)

Famous Birthdays

  • Corissa Yasen, American WNBA forward and guard (Sacramento Monarchs), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Luboš Motl, Czech theoretical physicist, born in Plzeň, Czech Republic
  • Shalom Harlow, model (House of Style, Harper's Bazaar), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Sorin Grindeanu, Romanian Prime Minister (2017), born in Caransebeș, Romania
Born in 1973

Famous Deaths

Robert Watson-Watt (1892-1973)

Scottish physicist and developer of the radar and radio direction finding in WWII, dies at 81

About December 5, 1973

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 9 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Top Of The World - Carpenters
  • UK #1 Song: I Love You Love Me Love - Gary Glitter