On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 1973

Historical Events

Sports History

A 12-man syndicate led by Michael Burke and George Steinbrenner III buys MLB's New York Yankees from CBS for US$10 million

Famous Birthdays

  • Dan Harmon, American voice actor, producer and writer (Rick and Morty, Community), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Famous Deaths

  • Wilbur De Paris, American swing and Dixieland jazz trombone player, dies at 72
1973 Highlights

About January 3, 1973

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 5 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: You're So Vain - Carly Simon
  • UK #1 Song: Long Haired Lover From Liverpool - Little Jimmy Osmond