On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 1973

Historical Events

  • "Tricks" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • Greg Chappell's best Test bowling, 5-61 v Pakistan at SCG
  • Judge Sirica begins the trial of the Watergate burglars in Washington, D.C.
  • Secret peace talks between US & North Vietnam resumed near Paris
  • USSR launches Luna 21 for Moon landing

Famous Birthdays

  • Mark Knight, British musician, born in Brighton, England

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Actor Michael Caine (40) weds model Shakira Baksh (25) at Candlelight Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada

1973 Highlights

About January 8, 1973

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 9 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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