On This Day

What Happened on January 26, 1973

Historical Events

  • Belgium government of Leburton forms

Famous Birthdays

  • Mayu Shinjo, Japanese mangaka, born in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • Edward G. Robinson [Goldenberg], Romanian actor (Double Indemnity, The Stranger, The Ten Commandments), dies at 79
  • Jay C. Higginbotham, American swing jazz trombonist (Luis Russell'; Red Allen;, Benny Carter), dies at 67
  • Meijer Sluyser, Dutch journalist/commentator (VARA), dies at about 71
1973 Highlights

About January 26, 1973

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 49 years and 5 months
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Australia Day (Australia), Republic Day (India)

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

Music Charts

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