On This Day

What Happened on December 6, 1973

Historical Events

  • Bahrain's constitution goes into effect

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Gerald Ford sworn-in as first unelected Vice President, succeeds Spiro Agnew who resigned over corruption allegations

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew
Vice President of the United States
Spiro Agnew
  • NL votes to move San Diego Padres to Washington, D.C. (doesn't happen)

Famous Birthdays

  • Rebekah "Bekah" Mercer, American "Mercer Family Foundation" director and Republican donor, born in Yorktown Heights, New York
  • Tim Kohn, American NFL guard and tackle (Oakland Raiders), born in Wadsworth, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Justus Hermann Wetzel, composer, dies at 94
1973 Highlights

About December 6, 1973

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 11 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Sagittarius