What Happened on January 23, 1973

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Sport awardNBA All-Star Game

23rd NBA All-Star Game, Chicago Stadium: East beats West, 104-84; MVP: Dave Cowens, Boston Celtics, C

NBA Center and Head Coach Dave Cowens
NBA Center and Head Coach
Dave Cowens
  • Helgafell, island of Heimaey Iceland erupts for 1st time in 7,000 yrs
  • Jordan Air crash at Kano, Nigeria kills 176 Muslim pilgrims
  • Shah of Iran announces that the 1954 operating agreement between a consortium of oil companies and Iran will not be renewed when it expires in 1979

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Richard Nixon announces an accord has been reached to end Vietnam War

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Lanei Chapman, American actress, born in os Angeles, California
  • Mark Kolesar, Canadian NHL right wing (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Manitoba, Canada

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander Onassis, Greek heir of the Onassis family (b. 1948)
  • Kid Ory, American jazz trombonist (b. 1886)