On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 1973

Historical Events

  • Eight OPEC countries raise price of petroleum by 11.9 percent

Album Release

George Harrison's "Living in the Material World" album goes gold, 2 days after its US release

  • Greek President Papadopoulos asks for "parliamentary presidential republic"

Music Single

Paul McCartney & Wings release single "Live & Let Die"


Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Garcia, Australian stage and screen actor (Coyote Ugly), born in Wahroonga, New South Wales
  • Derek Lowe, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 2000, 02; no-hitter 2002; Boston Red Sox), born in Dearborn, Michigan
  • Frédérik Deburghgraeve, Belgian swimmer (Olympic gold 100m breaststroke 1996 WR 1:00.60), born in Roeselare, West Flanders, Belgium

Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum, German supermodel and TV presenter (Project Runway), born in Bergisch Gladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia


Famous Deaths

  • Harvey S Firestone Jr, American tire manufacturer, dies at 75
  • Mary Kornman, American actress ("Our Gang" shorts; The Desert Trail; Queen of the Jungle; Swing It, Professor), dies at 57
  • Walter Greaza, American actor (Treasury Man; Martin Kane Private Eye), dies at 76
1973 Highlights

About June 1, 1973

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 6 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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