On This Day

What Happened on January 22, 1973

Historical Events

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

George Foreman TKOs Joe Frazier in 2 rounds to win WBC & WBA heavyweight boxing titles in Kingston, Jamaica; Frazier knocked down 3 times in both 1st & 2nd rounds

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • Roe vs Wade: US Supreme Court legalizes most abortions
  • US, North & South Vietnam & Vietcong sign boundary accord

Famous Birthdays

  • Deon Minor, American 400m runner, born in Paris, Texas
  • George Noga, CFL linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Reggie Barlow, American football wide receiver (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Rogerio Ceni, Brazilian footballer, born in ParanĂ¡, Brazil

Famous Deaths

Person of interestLyndon B. Johnson

Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th US President (Democrat: 1963-69), dies at his Texas ranch at 64

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson

1973 Highlights

About January 22, 1973

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 10 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius