On This Day

What Happened on June 30, 1973

Historical Events

  • "Burns & Schreiber Comedy Hour" TV Variety; debut on ABC
  • Biggest US tanker "Brooklyn" christened (230,000 ton)
  • Observers aboard Concorde jet observe 72-min solar eclipse

Famous Birthdays

  • Chan Ho Park, South Korean pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Kong Ju City, Korea
  • Dodda Ganesh, Indian cricketer and pace bowler (Karnataka & India), born in Bengaluru, India

Famous Weddings

Joe Clark

Prime Minister of Canada Joe Clark (34) weds lawyer Maureen McTeer (21)

Famous Deaths

  • Elmer Layden, College Football Hall of Fame fullback (Notre Dame legendary 4-horsemen, 1st NFL Commissioner), dies at 70
  • Nancy Mitford, English author (Love in a Cold Climate), one of the Mitford sisters, dies of cancer at 68
  • Vasyl Velychkovsky, Ukrainian Bishop and Catholic Martyr, dies under Soviet imprisonment at 70
1973 Highlights

About June 30, 1973

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 5 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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