What Happened on January 2, 1973

Historical Events

  • Japanese boxer Masao Ohba retains his WBA flyweight title with a 12th-round knockout of Chartchai Chionoi of Thailand in Tokyo; Ohba dies three weeks later in a car accident

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Woodruff, American tennis player (Canada Masters 1997) and coach (University of Tennessee), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Lucy Davis, British actress
  • Will Kirby, American actor
Born in 1973

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Arthurlin "Joe" Harriott, Jamaican-British be-bop and free-form jazz alto saxophonist (Abstract), dies of cancer at 44
1973 Highlights

About January 2, 1973

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 8 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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

Holidays: Day after New Year's Day (New Zealand), New Year Holiday (United Kingdom)

Music Charts

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