What Happened on July 4, 1973

Historical Events

Film & TV History

Alan Ayckbourn's "Absurd Person Singular," premieres in London

  • CARICOM - Caribbean Community & Common Market, forms

Famous Birthdays

  • Gackt [Gakuto Oshiro], Japanese rock singer-songwriter and actor, 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
Born in 1973

Famous Weddings

  • British Army officer Andrew Parker Bowles (33) weds future Queen consort Camilla Rosemary Shand (26) at Guards Chapel in Birdcage Walk in London, England; divorce in 1995

Famous Deaths

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

About July 4, 1973

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 2 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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

Holidays: Independence Day (United States)

Music Charts

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