On This Day

What Happened on July 8, 1973

Historical Events

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

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, English cricketer (4187 1st-class wickets, most ever), dies at 95
1973 Highlights

About July 8, 1973

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 10 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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