On This Day

What Happened on July 15, 1973

Historical Events

Sports History

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

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

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

Baseball Hall of Fame 1st Baseman Willie McCovey
Baseball Hall of Fame 1st Baseman
Willie McCovey
  • Ray Davies announces his retirement from The Kinks, then attempts suicide

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Austin Green, American actor (David-Beverly Hills 90210), born in Van Nuys, California
  • Chris Taylor, Australian comedian, member of The Chaser
  • John Dolmayan, Armenian-American heavy metal drummer (System Of A Down, since 1997 - "Chop Suey!"; "Toxicity"), born in Beirut, Lebanon

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
1973 Highlights

About July 15, 1973

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 3 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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