On This Day

What Happened on February 6, 1973

Historical Events

  • "Shelter" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 31 performances
  • 40,000 civil servants demonstrate against higher pension contribution
  • 6th ABA All-Star Game: West 123 beats East 111 at Utah
  • Bernice Fekete skips her curling rink to 2nd straight 8-ender, Edm

Music Concert

Drummer Buddy Rich plays influential performance at the Top of the Plaza, Richmond New York, later televised by PBS

Jazz Drummer/Band Leader Buddy Rich
Jazz Drummer/Band Leader
Buddy Rich

Famous Birthdays

  • Fred Miller, American football offensive tackle (St Louis Rams), born in Houston, Texas
  • Lulama Masikazana, South African cricket wicket-keeper (Kwazulu for E Province), born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa (d. 2011)

Famous Deaths

  • Ira S Bowen, US physicist/astronomer (Mt Wilson/Palomar), dies at 74
1973 Highlights

About February 6, 1973

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 8 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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