On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1973

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Queen Elizabeth II opens new London Bridge

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • St. Patrick's Day marchers carry 14 coffins commemorating Bloody Sunday

Famous Birthdays

  • Amelia Weatherly, actress (Stephanie Brewster-Loving/The City)
  • 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? 47 years, 8 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Pisces