On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1973

Historical Events

  • "Jesus Christ Superstar" closes at Mark Hellinger, NYC, after 711 performances
  • 1st US-China basketball game, US collegiates beats Shanghai 96-61
  • Australian Bruce Crampton becomes the 5th golfer (but first non-American) to win more than $1m when 4th in the Western Open

Historic Event

Tom Bradley becomes the 38th Mayor of Los Angeles, the first (and only) African-American to hold that position


Famous Deaths

  • Laurens Hammond, American engineer and inventor (the Hammond organ), dies at 78
  • Mario Labroca, Italian composer, dies at 76
1973 Highlights

About July 1, 1973

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 4 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Dominion Day (Canada)

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer