What Happened on July 20, 1973

Historical Events

  • Chic's Wilbur Wood starts and loses both games of a doubleheader with NY Yankees, 12-2, & 7-0
  • Jack Brisco beats Harley Race in Houston, to become NWA champ
  • The US Senate passes the War Powers Act
1973 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Haakon Magnus, Crown Prince of Norway
  • Mads Rieper, Danish footballer
  • Peter Forsberg, Swedish NHL center (Colorado Avalanche), born in Ornskoldsvik, Sweden
Born in 1973

Famous Deaths

Bruce Lee (1940-1973)

Hong Kong-American martial artist and actor (Enter the Dragon), dies of a cerebral edema at 32

  • Robert Smithson, American land artist (b. 1938)

About July 20, 1973

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 2 months and 12 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