What Happened on February 18, 1973

Historical Events

Daytona 500

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
1973 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Claude Makélélé, French footballer, born in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Born in 1973

Famous Deaths

Frank CostelloFrank Costello (1891-1973)

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

About February 18, 1973

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Killing Me Softly With His Song - Roberta Flack
  • UK #1 Song: Blockbuster - Sweet