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 group claimed responsibility)

President Inaugurated

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Eddie Kennison, American football wide receiver (St Louis Rams), born in Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • Elisabetta Antonini, Italian jazz singer, born in Rome, Italy‎
  • 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? 49 years, 5 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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