What Happened on July 8, 1973

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • NY Mets are 12½ games back in NL and go on to win pennant
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Kathleen Robertson, Canadian actress (Beverly Hills, 90210), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Indian founder and CEO of mobile payments company Paytm, born in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh

Famous Deaths

  • Harry F. V. Edward, British 100m/200m runner (Olympic bronze 1920), dies at 75
  • Wilfred Rhodes, cricketer (4187 1st-class wickets, most ever), dies