What Happened on July 28, 1973

Historical Events

  • 600,000 attend the "Summer Jam" rock festival featuring The Grateful Dead, The Band, and The Allman Brothers Band, at Watkins Glen, New York; at the time the largest ever audience at a pop festival
  • France performs nuclear Test at Mururoa atoll, in the South Pacific
  • NASA launches Skylab 3's astronauts (Alan Bean, Owen Garriott, and Jack Lousma) to the space station for a 59 day stay
1973 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Nixon A. McNamara McClean, West Indies cricket fast bowler (ODI 1996)
  • Scott Bloom, American actor (Keys; Stuff), born in Manhasset, New York
Born in 1973

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; divorce in 1982

Famous Deaths

  • Mary Ellen Chase, American educator and author (Windswept, 1959 Sarah Hale Award), dies at 86
  • Royal Butler [Edwin Richey], American actor (Zenobia), dies at 80

About July 28, 1973

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 1 month and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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

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