What Happened on March 8, 1973

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Eisenhower Tunnel, world's highest and US longest, opens 60km west of Denver, Colorado

Music History

Paul & Linda McCartney are fined £100 for growing cannabis

  • The Provisional Irish Republican Army undertakes its first operation in Great Britain, planting four car bombs in London; 10 members of PIRA are arrested at Heathrow Airport while trying to leave the country
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1973 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Anneke van Giersbergen, Dutch singer (The Gathering)
  • Boris Kodjoe, Austrian model
  • Justin Thompson, American baseball player
  • Kurt Mollekens, Belgian racing car driver
Born in 1973

Famous Deaths

  • Gordon Leggat, New Zealand cricket batsman (9 Tests, 2 x 50; Canterbury), dies at 46
  • Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, American rock singer, harmonica player, and occasional keyboardist (Grateful Dead, 1965-72), dies of a gastrointestinal hemorrhage at 27

About March 8, 1973

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 50 years and 20 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