On This Day

What Happened on March 16, 1973

Historical Events

  • OPEC discusses raising prices to offset decline of U.S. dollar value

AgreementAgreement of Interest

Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and Consortium members agree to nationalize all assets immediately in return for an assured 20-year supply of Iranian oil

Last Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Last Shah of Iran
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

Famous Birthdays

  • Bert Zuurman, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • Brant Bjork, American musician (Kyuss)
  • Zef Eisenberg, British ultra-speed racer (world's fastest motorbike on sand 201.5mph; fastest wheel powered vehicle 210.33mph) and founder Maximuscle, born in London, England (d. 2020)

Famous Deaths

  • Carl Benton Reid, American actor (Pressure Point, In a Lonely Place), dies at 79
1973 Highlights

About March 16, 1973

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 6 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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