On This Day

What Happened on July 23, 1973

Historical Events

  • Ozark AL plane knocked out of air by lightning, St Louis-36 die

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Richard Nixon refuses to release Watergate tapes of conversations in the White House relevant to the Watergate investigation

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Darvin Ham, NBA forward (Wash Wizards)
  • Fran[cis] Healy, Scottish rock musician (Travis), born in Stafford, England
  • Himesh Reshammiya, Indian Bollywood composer, singer and actor.
  • Kyle Walters, CFL defensive back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)

Person of interestMonica Lewinsky

Monica Lewinsky, American White House intern (improper relationship with Bill Clinton), born in San Francisco, California

White House Intern Monica Lewinsky
White House Intern
Monica Lewinsky
  • Nomar Garciaparra, American MLB shortstop (6-time All Star), born in Whittier, California
  • Omar Epps, American actor

Famous Deaths

  • Eddie Rickenbacker, American aviator "Ace of Aces" (WWI), dies at 82
  • Marius-Fran├žois Gaillard, French pianist (DeBussy), conductor and composer (La passion noire), dies at 72
1973 Highlights

About July 23, 1973

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 4 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo