On This Day

What Happened on February 2, 1973

Historical Events

  • "Midnight Special" rock music show debuts on NBC-TV
  • Richard Helms, ends term as 8th director of CIA; succeeded by James R Schlesinger (until July)

Sports History

Test debut of champion New Zealand cricket all-rounder Sir Richard Hadlee; drawn 1st Test v Pakistan, Wellington

Famous Birthdays

  • Dan Brandenburg, linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
  • Patrick Jeffers, NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Radka Bobkova, tennis star (quarter Bournemouth), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Sergio Gonzalez, rocker (Menudo - "Cannonball")
  • Tim Denton, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)

Famous Deaths

  • Hendrik Elias, Flemish historian and Mayor of Ghent (1941-44), dies at 70
1973 Highlights

About February 2, 1973

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 4 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Crocodile Rock - Elton John
  • UK #1 Song: Blockbuster - Sweet