On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1973

Historical Events


Music releaseAlbum Release

Pink Floyd release their album "Dark Side of the Moon", since sold over 45 million copies

Singer-songwriter and Producer David Gilmour
Singer-songwriter and Producer
David Gilmour
Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters
  • Robert Joffrey Dance Company opens
  • 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
1973 Highlights

About March 1, 1973

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 8 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Pisces