On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 1973

Historical Events

  • Eight OPEC countries raise price of petroleum by 11.9 percent

Event of interestEvent of Interest

George Harrison's "Living in the Material World" goes gold

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • Greek President Papadopoulos asks for "parliamentary presidential republic"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Paul McCartney & Wings release "Live & Let Die"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Garcia, Australian actor
  • 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

Person of interestHeidi Klum

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

Supermodel Heidi Klum
Heidi Klum

Famous Deaths

  • Harvey S Firestone Jr, US tire manufacturer, dies at 75
  • Mary Kornman, American actress (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? 47 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Gemini