On This Day

What Happened on July 2, 1973

Historical Events

  • "You've Never Been This Far Before" single released by Conway Twitty (Billboard Song of the Year, 1973)
  • James R Schlesinger ends term as 9th director of CIA
  • Nation Black Network begins operation on radio

Famous Birthdays

  • Peter Kay, British comedian

Famous Deaths

Betty Grable

Betty Grable, American singer, dancer, pin-up girl and actress (I Wake Up Screaming, How to Marry a Millionaire, Gay Divorcee), dies of lung cancer at 56

  • Chick Hafey, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (2 World Series 1926, 31), dies at 70
  • Ferdinand Schörner, German field marshal, dies at 81
  • George Macready, American actor (Martin Peyton-Peyton Place), dies at 73
  • George McBride, American MLB shortstop and manager (AL fielding leader 1912-15), dies at 92
  • Swede Savage, dies of injuries at Indianapolis 500
1973 Highlights

About July 2, 1973

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 10 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Dominion Day (Canada)

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