On This Day

What Happened on February 26, 1973

Historical Events

Music Awards

8th Academy of Country Music Awards: Merle Haggard and Donna Fargo win

Historic Event

Triple Crown horse Secretariat bought for a record $5.7m

Famous Birthdays

  • Jenny Thompson, American 400m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Danvers, Massachusetts
  • Marshall Faulk, American NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Ole Gunnar Solskj√¶r, Norwegian football player & manager, born in Kristiansund, Norway

Famous Deaths

  • Doc Hayes, American basketball coach (Southern Methodist University 1947-67), dies in an auto accident at 67
  • Mary Finney, American actress (Honestly Celeste), dies at 68
1973 Highlights

About February 26, 1973

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 2 months and 18 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: Cum On Feel The Noize - Slade