On This Day

What Happened on February 18, 1973

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 15th Daytona 500: Richard Petty wins his 4th Great American Race by more than 2 laps from Bobby Isaac
  • 54-kg octopus measuring 7m across captured in Hood Canal, Washington
  • Belgian Emiel Puttemans runs 3,000m indoor record 7:39.2

Famous Birthdays

  • Claude Makélélé, French footballer

Famous Deaths

Person of interestFrank Costello

Frank Costello, Italian-American gangster (The Prime Minister of the Underworld), dies of a heart attack at 82

Gangster Frank Costello
Frank Costello