What Happened on January 29, 1973

Historical Events

  • International agreement to pay for and conserve 9th century Borobudur Temple in Indonesia, world's largest Buddhist temple (completed 1982). Beginnings of the World Heritage Convention. [1]

Famous Birthdays

  • Jason Schmidt, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 2003, 04, 06; Pittsburgh Pirates, SF Giants), born in Lewiston, Idaho
Born in 1973

Famous Deaths

  • Johannes Paul Thilman, German composer, dies at 67
  • Ludwig Stössel, Austrian actor (Man With a Camera, The Pride of the Yankees), dies at 89
1973 Highlights

About January 29, 1973

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 1 month and 28 days
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