On This Day

What Happened on July 23, 1973

Historical Events

  • Ozark AL Flight 809 knocked out of air by lightning landing in St Louis, killing 38

Historic Event

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

  • USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Darvin Ham, American NBA forward (Wash Wizards) and coach, born in Saginaw, Michigan
  • Fran Healy, Scottish rock musician (Travis), born in Stafford, England
  • Himesh Reshammiya, Indian Bollywood composer, singer and actor (Aashiq Banaya Aapne), born in Gujarat, India
  • Kyle Walters, CFL defensive back (Hamilton Tiger Cats), born in St. Thomas, Ontario

Monica Lewinsky

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

  • Nomar Garciaparra, American MLB shortstop (6-time All Star), born in Whittier, California
  • Omar Epps, American actor (House) and rapper, born in Brooklyn, New York

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? 48 years, 4 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo