On This Day

What Happened on February 22, 1973

Historical Events

  • "Turkish Delight" Holland's most successful film, directed by Paul Verhoeven and starring Rutger Hauer is released
  • US & China agree to establish liaison offices in Beijing & Washington, D.C.

Famous Birthdays

  • Claus Lundekvam, Norwegian footballer, born in Austevoll, Norway
  • Einar Kristian Tveitå, Norwegian athlete
  • Juninho Paulista, Brazilian footballer, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Kimberly Davies, Australian actress (Baywatch), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Ntala Skinner, American biathlete (Olympics 1994), born in Sun Valley, Idaho
  • Scott "Flip" Phillips, American songwriter, drummer and record producer (Creed; Alter Bridge), born in Atlanta, Georgia

Famous Deaths

  • Elizabeth Bowen, Anglo-Irish novelist (The Death of the Heart, Cat Jumps), dies at 73
  • Jean-Jacques Bertrand, 21st Premier of Quebec (1968-70), dies at 56
  • Katina Paxinou, actress (For Whom the Bell Tolls, Zita), dies at 72
  • Winthrop Rockefeller, US governor (Arkansas), dies at 60
1973 Highlights

About February 22, 1973

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 9 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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