What Happened on March 14, 1973

Historical Events

Event of Interest

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

  • Liam Cosgrave appointed president of Ireland

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Sullivan, American NFL defensive end (New England Patriots), born in North Attleborough, Massachusetts
Born in 1973

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, dies at 65

About March 14, 1973

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 50 years and 13 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