On This Day

What Happened on January 14, 1973

Historical Events

Music Concert

"Aloha from Hawaii", an Elvis Presley concert, becomes the most watched broadcast by an individual entertainer

  • 2 Royal Ulster Constabulary officers are killed in Derry by a booby-trap bomb attached to their car by the Irish Republican Army
  • Dancer Roy Castle is measured at 1,440 taps/min on BBC TV
  • Grateful Dead bass player, Phil Lesh, busted on drugs in California
  • Super Bowl VII, LA Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA: Miami Dolphins beat Washington Redskins, 14-7; MVP: Jake Scott, Miami, S

Famous Birthdays

  • Giancarlo Fisichella, Italian race car driver, born in Rome, Italy
  • Lethon Flowers, American NFL defensive back (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • Rod Myers, American baseball outfielder (KC Royals), born in Conroe, Texas
1973 Highlights

About January 14, 1973

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 10 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Makar Sankranti / Pongal (India)

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