On This Day

What Happened on March 14, 1973

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Future US senator John McCain is released after spending over five years in a North Vietnamese prisoner of war camp

US Senator John McCain
US Senator
John McCain
  • Liam Cosgrave appointed president of Ireland

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Sullivan, defensive end (New England Patriots)

Famous Deaths

  • Howard Aiken, American computing pioneer (Harvard Mark I computer), dies at 73
  • Murat B "Chic" Young, US comic strip artist (Blondie), dies at 72
  • Rafael Godoy, Colombian composer (b. 1907)
1973 Highlights

About March 14, 1973

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 7 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Pisces