On This Day

What Happened on February 23, 1973

Historical Events

  • Gold goes up $10 overnight to record $95 an ounce in London

Famous Birthdays

  • Jack Case, American artist
  • Lars-Olof Johansson, Swedish musician (The Cardigans), born in Huskvarna, Sweden
  • Robert Pipkins, American luge racer (Olympics 1994), born in Buffalo, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Dickinson W. Richards, American physician (Nobel 1956 - development of cardiac catheterization and the characterisation of a number of cardiac diseases), dies at 77
1973 Highlights

About February 23, 1973

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 2 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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