On This Day

What Happened on July 28, 1973

Historical Events

  • France performs nuclear Test at Mururoa atoll
  • Skylab 3's astronauts (Bean, Garriott & Lousma) launched

Famous Birthdays

  • Nixon A. McNamara McClean, West Indies cricket fast bowler (ODI 1996)
  • Scott Bloom, actor (Keys, Stuff), born in Manhasset, New York

Famous Weddings

Farrah Fawcett

"Charlie's Angels" actress Farrah Fawcett (26) weds "The Six Million Dollar Man" actor Lee Majors (34) at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Royal Butler [Edwin Richey], American actor (Zenobia), dies at 80
1973 Highlights

About July 28, 1973

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 4 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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