What Happened on February 9, 1973

Historical Events

TV Show Appearance

American singer-songwriter and actor Paul Williams sings the torch song "Here's That Rainy Day" in full Planet of the Apes make-up and costume on Johnny Carson's "The Tonight Show"

  • Pragati Legislature Party elects Patnaik as leader of opposition in the state assembly in Orissa, India

Famous Birthdays

  • Colin Egglesfield, American actor (All My Children, 2005-09- "Josh"; The Client List), born in Farmington Hills, Michigan
  • Svetlana Boginskaya, Soviet-Belarusian gymnast (3X Olympic gold - 1988, 1992), born in Minsk, Belorussian SSR, USSR

Famous Deaths

  • Max Yasgur, American dairy farmer, and owner Woodstock Festival site in Bethel, New York, dies of a heart attack at 53
  • Vasiliki Maliaros, Greek-American actress (The Exorcist), dies at 89
1973 Highlights

About February 9, 1973

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 11 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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