On This Day

What Happened on June 12, 1973

Historical Events

  • Coleraine bombings: six Protestant civilians were killed and 33 wounded by a Provisional Irish Republican Army car bomb in Coleraine, County Londonderry
  • New Zealand all-rounder Bevan Congdon scores 176 as Kiwis chase 479 in 1st Test v England at Nottingham; tourists just miss out, dismissed for 440
  • Yanks trade wife swapper Mike Kekich for Lowell Palmer

Famous Birthdays

  • Darryl White, Australian rules footballer (Brisbane Bears), born in Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Hanna Riikka Nieminen, Finnish ice hockey right wing (2 Olympics bronze 1998, 2018), born in Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Jason Caffey, American NBA forward (Chicago Bulls), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • Rick Plum, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC, MVV), born in Kerkrade, Netherlands
  • Takis Fyssas, Greek footballer, born in Athens, Greece
1973 Highlights

About June 12, 1973

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 4 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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