What Happened on July 2, 1973

Day of the Week: Monday

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

  • Chick Hafey, baseball player (b. 1903)
  • Elizabeth "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
  • Ferdinand Schörner, German field marshal (b. 1892)
  • George Macready, American actor (Martin Peyton-Peyton Place), dies at 73
  • George McBride, baseball player (b. 1880)
  • Swede Savage, dies of injuries at Indianapolis 500