On This Day

What Happened on December 8, 1973

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Seesaw" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 296 performances
  • 39th Heisman Trophy Award: John Cappelletti, Penn State (RB)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Romanian tennis star Ilie Năstase wins his 3rd consecutive season-ending ATP Masters Grand Prix title with a 6–3, 7–5, 4–6, 6–3 win over Dutchman Tom Okker in Boston, Massachusetts

Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase

Famous Birthdays

  • Corey Taylor, American singer (Slipknot, Stone Sour)
  • Doron Bell Jr., Canadian actor
  • Mitch Jacoby, tight end (St Louis Rams)
  • Monty Montgomery, defensiveback (Indianapolis Colts)