On This Day

What Happened on May 11, 1973

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Citing government misconduct, Daniel Ellsberg has his charges for his involvement in releasing the Pentagon Papers to The New York Times dismissed
  • Dutch government of Uyl forms

Film release premierFilm Release

Ground-breaking Indian crime film "Zanjeer" directed by Prakash Mehra and starring "The Angry Young Man" Amitabh Bachchan released

Famous Birthdays

  • Dean Pullar, Cobram Victoria Australia, diver (Olympics 1996)
  • James Haven, American actor
  • Michelle Venturella, US softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996)
  • Patrick Sapp, American NFL offensive linebacker (San Diego Chargers), born in Jacksonville, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Grigory M Kosinzev, Russian director, dies
  • Lex Barker, American actor (b. 1919)