On This Day

What Happened on January 7, 1973

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Purlie" closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 14 performances
  • American poet James Merrill wins Bollingen Prize
  • British Darts Organisation founded in North London
  • Johnny Watkins bowls six overs 0-21 v Pakistan Never again
  • Mark Essex's mass shooting comes to an end after he is shot by police more than 200 times on the roof of New Orlean's Holiday Inn hotel. He killed nine people, including five policeman.
  • WNPB TV channel 13 in Marquette, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Bobby Engram, American football wide receiver (Chicago Bears), born in Camden, South Carolina
  • Brian Milne, American fullback (Cincinnati Bengals), born in Waterford, Pennsylvania
  • Jonna Tervomaa, Finnish singer, born in Forssa, Finland
  • Ricky Wood, American diver (Olympics 1996), born in Troy, New York
  • Robert Dunn, American team handball left wing (Olympics 1996), born in Glenn Cove, New York