On This Day

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 and coach (Indian Wells 1999 semi-finals; coach University of Tennessee), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Lucy Davis, British actress
  • Will Kirby, American actor

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? 48 years, 10 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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

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