On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1973

Historical Events

  • City of Amsterdam decides to support Hanoi
  • New Philippine constitution names Marcos president for life

Famous Birthdays

  • CuauhtĂ©moc Blanco, Mexican footballer, born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Liz Ellis, Australian netball defender and captain (122 caps; World C'ship gold 1995, 99, 2007; C'wealth Games gold 1998, 2002), born in Windsor, Australia

Famous Deaths

  • Fred Essler, Austrian actor (Unsinkable Molly Brown, Saratoga Trunk), dies at 77
1973 Highlights

About January 17, 1973

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 5 months and 9 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