What Happened on March 1, 1973

Historical Events

Dark Side of the Moon

Harvest (UK) and Capitol Records (US) release Pink Floyd's 8th studio album "Dark Side of the Moon"; it stays on Billboard Top 200 Album charts for most of the next 14 years, selling over 50 million copies worldwide

  • Robyn Smith rides North Sea to victory in the Paumanok Handicap at Aqueduct Race Track in NYC to become the first American female jockey to win a stakes race

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlo Resoort, Dutch DJ and producer (4 Strings)
  • Chris Webber, American basketball forward (NBA All-Star 1997, 2000–2003; Washington Bullets/Wizards, Sacramento Kings) and broadcaster (NBA Gametime Live; TNT), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jack Davenport, English actor (Pirates of the Caribbean), born in London, England
Born in 1973

About March 1, 1973

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 6 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Killing Me Softly With His Song - Roberta Flack
  • UK #1 Song: Cum On Feel The Noize - Slade