What Happened on January 8, 1973

Historical Events

  • Greg Chappell's best Test bowling, 5-61 v Pakistan at SCG
  • Jerry Blatt and Lonnie Burstein's musical "Tricks", based on Molière's classic “The Pranks of Scapin” and starring René Auberjonois, opens at Alvin Theater, NYC; runs for 8 performances
  • 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
1973 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Mark Knight, British musician, born in Brighton, England
Born in 1973

Famous Weddings

Michael Caine

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

About January 8, 1973

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 2 months and 15 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