On This Day

What Happened on July 12, 1973

Historical Events

  • A fire destroys the entire 6th floor of the National Personnel Records Center of the United States

Famous Birthdays

  • Christian Vieri, Italian soccer striker (49 caps; Inter Milan), born in Bologna, Italy

Famous Deaths

  • Lon Chaney Jr, American actor (Larry Talbot-The Wolf Man, Lennie Small-Of Mice and Men), dies of heart failure at 67
1973 Highlights

About July 12, 1973

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 3 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Battle of the Boyne (United Kingdom)

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