What Happened on June 1, 1973

Historical Events

  • Eight OPEC countries raise price of petroleum by 11.9 percent

Living in the Material World

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"

Live & Let Die

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

1973 History

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 (50 years old)

German-American supermodel (Sports illustrated; Victoria's Secret), and TV personality (Project Runway, 2004-17; America's Got Talent, 2013-present), born in Bergisch Gladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany

Born in 1973

Famous Deaths

  • Harvey S. Firestone Jr, American tire manufacturer, dies at 75
  • Helen Parkhurst, American educator (The Dalton Plan), dies at 86
  • 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

About June 1, 1973

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 4 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: My Love - Paul McCartney And Wings
  • UK #1 Song: See My Baby Jive - Wizzard