On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1973

Historical Events

  • 39th Orange Bowl: #9 Nebraska beats #12 Notre Dame, 40-6
  • 59th Rose Bowl: #1 Southern California beats #3 Ohio State, 42-17
  • Australian Open Men's Tennis: Home favourite John Newcombe beats Onny Parun of New Zealand 6-3, 6-7, 7-5, 6-1 for his first Australian title
  • Britain, Ireland and Denmark become 7th, 8th and 9th members of the European Common Market
  • West African Economic Community formed (Benin, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Upper Volta)

Famous Birthdays

  • Anwar Mansoor Mangrio, Sindhi poet & research scholar.
1973 Highlights

About January 1, 1973

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 11 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: New Year's Day (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United States)

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn