On This Day

What Happened on February 12, 1973

Historical Events

  • 1st US POWs in North Vietnam released; 116 of 456 flown to Philippines

Famous Birthdays

  • Brendon Mark Cameron, New Zealand 4k pursuit cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Otorohanga, New Zealand
  • Tara Strong, Canadian-American voice actress (Rugrats, The Powerpuff Girls), born in Toronto, Ontario

Famous Deaths

  • Benjamin Frankel, British composer, dies at 67
1973 Highlights

About February 12, 1973

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 3 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Crocodile Rock - Elton John
  • UK #1 Song: Blockbuster - Sweet