On This Day

What Happened on January 16, 1973

Historical Events

  • NBC presents 440th & final showing of "Bonanza"
  • USSR's Lunakhod 2 begins radio-controlled exploration of Moon

Famous Birthdays

  • Josie Davis, American actress (Sarah-Charles in Charge, Two and a Half Men), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mario Bates, American NFL-running back (New Orleans Saints), born in Victoria, Texas
  • Willie Whitehead, American CFL defensive end (Hamilton Tiger Cats), born in Tuskegee, Alabama
1973 Highlights

About January 16, 1973

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 4 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: You're So Vain - Carly Simon
  • UK #1 Song: Long Haired Lover From Liverpool - Little Jimmy Osmond