On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1973

Historical Events

Historic Event

Queen Elizabeth II opens new London Bridge

  • St. Patrick's Day marchers carry 14 coffins commemorating Bloody Sunday

Famous Birthdays

  • Amelia Weatherly, actress (Stephanie Brewster-Loving/The City)
  • Caroline Corr, Irish Celtic folk rock singer, drummer, and bodhrán player (The Corrs - "What Can I Do", born in Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland
  • Jerome Woods, American NFL safety (KC Chiefs), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Famous Deaths

  • Geertruida Magdelena Wilhelmina Bakker, Dutch actress (2 Orphans), dies at 81
1973 Highlights

About March 17, 1973

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 8 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: St. Patrick's Day (Ireland, United Kingdom)

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