What Happened on January 23, 1973

America’s Agony Is Over: Vietnam War Ends

Historical Events

NBA All-Star Game

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

  • Helgafell, island of Heimaey Iceland erupts for 1st time in 7,000 yrs
  • Jordan Air crash at Kano, Nigeria kills 176 Muslim pilgrims

Agreement of Interest

Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi announces that the 1954 operating agreement between a consortium of oil companies and Iran will not be renewed when it expires in 1979

Vietnam War

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

1973 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Lanei Chapman, American actress, born in os Angeles, California
  • Mark Kolesar, Canadian NHL right wing (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Manitoba, Canada
Born in 1973

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander Onassis, Greek heir of the Onassis family (b. 1948)
  • Edward "Kid" Ory, American New Orleans style jazz trombonist, dies of pneumonia and a heart attack at 86

About January 23, 1973

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 4 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Superstition - Stevie Wonder
  • UK #1 Song: Blockbuster - Sweet