On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1973

Historical Events

  • Military coup in Afghanistan; King Mohammad Zahir Shah flees

Famous Birthdays

  • Horacio Llamas, Mexican NBA center (Phoenix Suns), born in Rosario, Mexico
  • Liam Kyle Sullivan, American comedian and actor, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Tony Dovolani, Albanian ballroom dancer, born in Prishtina, Kosovo
1973 Highlights

About July 17, 1973

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 3 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer