What Happened on March 16, 1973

Historical Events

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

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)
Born in 1973

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? 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