What Happened on January 28, 1973

Historical Events

  • "Barnaby Jones" premieres on CBS TV
  • Henry Boucha, Detroit Red Wings, scores 6 sec into a game vs Mont
  • In the run up to the first anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday' there is serious rioting in Derry, North Ireland
  • Mickey Welch, George Kelly & Billy Evans elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Ron Howard appears on M*A*S*H in "Sometimes You Hear the Bullet"
1973 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Bronwyn Thompson, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Jerome Allen, American NBA guard (Minnesota Timberwolves) and coach, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Joe Stephens, NBA forward (Houston Rockets)
  • Robert Braknis, Canadian 100m backstroke/4 x 100 (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
Born in 1973

Famous Deaths

  • John Banner, Austrian-born American actor (Hogan's Heroes, Lone Ranger, 36 Hours), dies of a abdominal haemorrhage at 63

About January 28, 1973

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 8 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Crocodile Rock - Elton John
  • UK #1 Song: Blockbuster - Sweet