On This Day

What Happened on May 11, 1973

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

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 Kozintsev, Russian director, dies at 68
  • Lex Barker, American actor, dies at 53
1973 Highlights

About May 11, 1973

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 6 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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