On This Day

What Happened on January 20, 1973

Historical Events

  • A car bomb explodes in Sackville Place, Dublin, Republic of Ireland, killing 1 person and injuring 17 (no organisation claimed responsibility)

<b>President Inaugurated</b>President Inaugurated

Richard Nixon's second inauguration as President of the United States takes place in Washington, D.C.

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon

Famous Birthdays

  • Eddie Kennison, American football wide receiver (St Louis Rams), born in Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • Jalen Rose, American NBA guard (Denver Nuggets), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Queen Mathilde of Belgium, born in Uccle, Belgium

Famous Deaths

  • Amilcar Cabral, Bissau-Guinean nationalist leader, fought for Guinea Bissau independence, murdered at 51
  • Lorenz Böhler, Austrian physician (b. 1885)
1973 Highlights

About January 20, 1973

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 2 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius