On This Day

What Happened on July 7, 1973

Historical Events

  • 78 drown as flash flood sweeps a bus into a river (India)
  • All women board of directors takes control of ABA's Kentucky Colonels
  • Shoelace Park in the Bronx named
  • Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Czech Jan Kodeš beats Alex Metreveli of Russia 6-1, 9-8, 6-3 for his 3rd Grand Slam singles success

Sport awardWimbledon Women's Tennis

Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Chris Evert 6-0, 7-5 for her 10th career Grand Slam singles title

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

Famous Birthdays

  • Kārlis Skrastiņš, Latvian ice hockey player, born in Riga, Latvia (d. 2011)
  • Matt Mantei, American baseball player, born in Tampa, Florida
  • Natsuki Takaya, Japanese manga-ka, born in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
  • Troy Garity, American actor, born in Los Angeles, California

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
1973 Highlights

About July 7, 1973

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 11 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer