What Happened on July 7, 1973

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 78 drown as flash flood sweeps a bus into a river (India)

Sport awardTennis Open

80th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Chris Evert (60 75), 1st all-US women's 1st all-US women's Wimbledon final

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 87th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jan Kodes beats Alex Metreveli (61 98 63)
  • All women board of directors takes control of ABA's Kentucky Colonels
  • Balt Orioles pull their 4th triple play (5-4-3 vs Oakland)
  • Glenda Reiser (Canada) sets record women's mile (4:34.9)
  • Shoelace Park in the Bronx named

Famous Birthdays

  • Kārlis Skrastiņš, Latvian ice hockey player
  • Matt Mantei, American baseball player
  • Natsuki Takaya, Japanese manga-ka
  • Troy Garity, American actor

Famous Deaths

  • Max Horkheimer, German philosopher and sociologist (Studies in prejudice), dies at 78
  • Veronica Lake [Constance Ockleman], American actress (Sullivan's Travels, I Married a Witch), dies from hepatitis and acute kidney injury at 50