On This Day

What Happened on March 6, 1973

Historical Events

  • In an exhibition game with the Pirates, Twins Larry Hisle becomes the 1st designated hitter (he hits 2 HRs & knocks in 7 RBIs)

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Olson, middleweight (189 lbs) judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • Greg Ostertag, NBA center (Utah Jazz)
  • Michael Finley, NBA guard/forward (Phoenix Suns/Dallas Mavericks)
  • Terry Adams, pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in Mobile, Alabama

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Klecki/Kletzki, Polish violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 72
  • Pearl S. Buck, American author (Good Earth - Nobel Prize 1938), dies at 80
  • Vera Fjodorova Panova, Russian author (Sputniki), dies at 67
1973 Highlights

About March 6, 1973

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 7 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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