On This Day

What Happened on June 4, 1973

Historical Events

  • A patent for the ATM is granted to Don Wetzel, Tom Barnes and George Chastain

Famous Birthdays

  • Antonio Anderson, defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Corey Walker, running back (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Doug Colman, linebacker (NY Giants)
  • Sir Mawn Wilson, NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)

Famous Deaths

Arna Bontemps

Arna Bontemps, American poet (Harlem Renaissance), dies of heart attack at 72 in Nashville

  • Emma "Grandma" Gatewood, American ultra-light hiking pioneer and 1st woman to hike the Appalachian Trail alone, dies of an apparent heart attack at 85
  • Murray Wilson, father of beachboys Brian, Carl & Dennis, dies at 55
1973 Highlights

About June 4, 1973

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: June Bank Holiday (Ireland), Queen's Birthday (New Zealand)

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