On This Day

What Happened on June 9, 1973

Day of the Week: Saturday

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, center/guard (Chicago Bears)
  • Frederic Choffat, Swiss film director
  • Grant Marshall, Mississauga, NHL right wing (Dallas Stars)
  • Laura Ponte, Spanish model and royal
  • Orlondo Steinauer, CFL cornerback (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Tedy Bruschi, linebacker (New England Patriots)

Famous Deaths

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