On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 1973

Historical Events

  • Alan Ayckbourne's "Absurd Person Singular," premieres in London
  • CARICOM - Caribbean Community & Common Market, forms

Famous Birthdays

  • Gackt, Japanese singer, born in Okinawa, Japan
  • Jan Magnussen, Danish racing driver, born in Roskilde, Denmark
  • Justin Ring, CFL linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats), born in Kamloops, Canada
  • Keiko Ihara, Japanese racing driver, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Michael Johnson, English-born Jamaican footballer, born in St. Louis, Missouri

Famous Weddings

  • British Army officer Andrew Parker Bowles (33) weds Camilla Rosemary Shand (26) at Guards Chapel in Birdcage Walk in London, England

Famous Deaths

  • Leonid Stein, Russian chess player, dies at about 39
1973 Highlights

About July 4, 1973

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 11 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Independence Day (United States)

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Will It Go Round In Circles - Billy Preston
  • UK #1 Song: Skweeze Me Pleeze Me - Slade