On This Day

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Haakon Magnus, Crown Prince of Norway
  • Mads Rieper, Danish footballer
  • Peter Forsberg, Ornskoldsvik Swe, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestBruce Lee

Bruce Lee [Lee Yuen Kam], Hong Kong and American martial artist and actor (Enter the Dragon), dies at 32

Martial Artist and Actor Bruce Lee
Martial Artist and Actor
Bruce Lee
  • Robert Smithson, American land artist (b. 1938)
1973 Highlights

About July 20, 1973

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 4 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer