What Happened on May 21, 1973

Famous Birthdays

  • Noel Fielding, British comedian (The Mighty Boosh, The Great British Baking Show), born in London, England

Famous Deaths

  • Carlo Emilio Gadda, Italian engineer and writer (War Diary), dies at 79
  • George Breakston, French-American producer, actor and director (Jungle Stampede, It Happened One Night), dies at 53
  • Ivan Konev, Russian general (Marshal of the Soviet Union - led Red Army on WWII Eastern Front, commanded Warsaw Pact forces), dies at 75
  • Vaughn Monroe, American singer and orchestra leader (Vaughn Monroe Show), dies at 61
1973 Highlights

About May 21, 1973

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 50 years and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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

Holidays: Victoria Day (Canada)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Frankenstein - Edgar Winter Group
  • UK #1 Song: See My Baby Jive - Wizzard