On This Day

What Happened on February 15, 1973

Historical Events

  • Friendsville Academy (Tenn) ends 138-game basketball losing streak
  • USSR launches Prognoz 3 to study sun (589/200,300 km)

Famous Birthdays

  • Alex Borstein, American actress and animator (The Marvelous Mrs Maisel), born in Highland Park, Illinois
  • Amy Van Dyken, US 50m/100m freestyle/100m butterfly swimmer (Olympic 2 g-96), born in Denver, Colorado

Famous Deaths

  • Tim Holt [Charles John Holt III], American actor (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre), dies of bone cancer at 54
  • Wallace "Wally" Cox, American comedian and actor (Mister, Underdog, Peepers, Hollywood Squares), dies of a heart attack at 48
1973 Highlights

About February 15, 1973

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 3 months and 2 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