What Happened on December 8, 1973

Historical Events

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

Sports History

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


Famous Birthdays

  • Corey Taylor, American singer (Slipknot, Stone Sour), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Doron Bell Jr., Canadian actor, born in Montreal, Canada
  • Mitch Jacoby, American football tight end (St Louis Rams), born in Port Washington, Wisconsin
1973 Highlights

About December 8, 1973

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 1 month and 20 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