On This Day

What Happened on February 18, 1973

Historical Events

CarDaytona 500

15th Daytona 500: Richard Petty wins his 4th Great American Race by more than 2 laps from Bobby Isaac

Auto Racer Richard Petty
Auto Racer
Richard Petty
  • 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, born in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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
1973 Highlights

About February 18, 1973

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 8 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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