On This Day

What Happened on May 14, 1973

Historical Events

  • French film "Day for Night" written and directed by François Truffaut, starring Jacqueline Bisset and Jean-Pierre Léaud premieres at Cannes (Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film)
  • Gold hits record $102.50 an ounce in London
  • Skylab launched, 1st Space Station
  • US Supreme court approves equal rights to females in military

Famous Birthdays

  • Anais Granofsky, Canadian actress and director
  • Julian White, English rugby union footballer
  • Natalie Appleton, Canadian pop singer (All Saints -"Never Ever"), born in Mississauga, Ontario
  • Shanice [Wilson], American R&B and soul vocalist ("I Love Your Smile"; "Saving Forever For You"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Voshon Lenard, NBA guard (Miami Heat)

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Gebser, German-born author, linguist, and poet, dies at 67
1973 Highlights

About May 14, 1973

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 5 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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