On This Day

What Happened on February 16, 1973

Historical Events

  • West Indies v Australia at Kingston, 1st time since 1955 without Gary Sobers

Famous Birthdays

  • Cathy Freeman, Australian athlete (Olympic gold 400m 2000; silver 1996; World C'ship gold 400m 1997, 99), born in Mackay, Australia
  • Christian Bassedas, Argentine former footballer
  • James Young, Australian water polo player (Olympics 1996)
  • Nikos Kostakis, Greek footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Pieter Van der Bijl, cricketer (outstanding S Af bat in 1938-39), dies
1973 Highlights

About February 16, 1973

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 3 months and 1 day
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