On This Day

What Happened on January 30, 1973

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 1973 NFL Draft: John Matuszak from University of Tampa first pick by Houston Oilers
  • 26th NHL All-Star Game, Madison Square Garden, NYC: Eastern Division beats Western Division, 5-4; MVP: Greg Polis, Pittsburgh Penguins, LW
  • Jury finds Watergate defendants Liddy & McCord guilty on all counts
  • Rock band Kiss plays their 1st show at the Coventry Club in Queens, NY

Famous Birthdays

  • Jalen Rose, American basketball player (Indiana Pacers), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jimmy Oliver, Canadian football wide receiver (San Diego Chargers)
  • Sharone Wright, American basketball player (Toronto Raptors), born in Macon, Georgia

Famous Deaths

  • Jack MacGowran, Irish actor (King Lear, The Quiet Man, The Exorcist), dies of influenza at 54