What Happened on July 15, 1973

Historical Events

Sports History

California Angel Nolan Ryan's 2nd no-hitter beats Detroit Tigers, 6-0

Baseball Record

MLB San Francisco Giant Willie McCovey becomes 15th to hit 400 HRs, this one at Candlestick Park against Pittsburgh Pirate's Bob Moose

Music History

Ray Davies announces his retirement from The Kinks, then attempts suicide; neither effort successful

1973 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Austin Green, American actor (Beverly Hills 90210 - "David"), born in Van Nuys, California
  • John Dolmayan, Armenian-American heavy metal drummer (System Of A Down, since 1997 - "Chop Suey!"; "Toxicity"), born in Beirut, Lebanon
Born in 1973

Famous Deaths

  • Clarence White, American session and country-rock guitarist (The Byrds, 1968-73 - "Ballad of Easy Rider"), struck and killed by a drunk driver at 29

About July 15, 1973

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 10 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Bad, Bad Leroy Brown - Jim Croce
  • UK #1 Song: Welcome Home - Peters & Lee