On This Day

What Happened on March 8, 1973

Historical Events


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

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Paul & Linda McCartney are fined £100 for growing cannabis

Musician, Activist and Photographer Linda McCartney
Musician, Activist and Photographer
Linda McCartney
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Anneke van Giersbergen, Dutch singer (The Gathering)
  • Boris Kodjoe, Austrian model
  • Justin Thompson, American baseball player
  • Kendell Watkins, NFL tight end (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Kurt Mollekens, Belgian racing car driver

Famous Deaths

  • Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, American rocker (Grateful Dead) dies at 27
  • [John] Gordon Leggat, New Zealand cricketer (open batsman in 9 Tests 1953-56), dies at 46
1973 Highlights

About March 8, 1973

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 6 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Pisces