On This Day

What Happened on June 9, 1973

Historical Events

  • 105th Belmont: Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat wins in 2:24, becoming the 1st Triple Crown winner in 25 years

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Villarrial, American football player (Chicago Bears) and coach, born in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
  • Frederic Choffat, Swiss film director
  • Grant Marshall, Canadian NHL right wing (Dallas Stars), born in Mississauga, Ontario
  • Laura Ponte, Spanish model married to a member of the Spanish royal family
  • Orlondo Steinauer, American CFL cornerback (Hamilton Tiger Cats) and coach, born in Seattle, Washington
  • Tedy Bruschi, American linebacker (New England Patriots), born in San Francisco, California

Famous Deaths

  • Erich von Manstein, German military commander (b. 1887)
1973 Highlights

About June 9, 1973

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 5 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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