What Happened on July 10, 1973

Historical Events

  • Bahamas declares Independence from UK & adopts constitution
  • John Paul Getty III, grandson of oil tycoon J. Paul Getty, is kidnapped in Rome by Italian gangsters wanting a ransom

Famous Deaths

  • Wallace "Bud" Smith, American boxer (World lightweight title 1955-56), dies of gunshot wounds at 49

About July 10, 1973

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 8 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Will It Go Round In Circles - Billy Preston
  • UK #1 Song: Skweeze Me Pleeze Me - Slade