On This Day

What Happened on May 29, 1973

Historical Events

  • Columbia Records fires president Clive Davis for misappropriating $100,000 in funds, Davis will start Arista records
  • Thomas Bradley elected 1st African American mayor of Los Angeles, California

Famous Birthdays

  • Alpay Özalan, Turkish soccer centre back, manager, politician (Turkey 90 caps), born in Izmir, Turkey
  • Malcolm Allen, Australian swimmer (1995 World C'ships gold 4x200m freestyle relay), born in Wauchope, NSW
  • Mark Lee, American contemporary Christian guitarist (Third Day - "Nothing At All"; "Soul On Fire"), born in Powder Springs, Georgia
  • Massimo Tagliata, Italian jazz accordionist and composer, born in Syracuse, Sicily

Famous Deaths

  • Eric Applewhite, American actor (Dial M for Murder,) dies at 76
  • P. Ramlee, Malaysian film actor, director, singer and songwriter, dies of a heart attack at 44
  • Voltaire "Volly" De Faut; American jazz reed player (New Orleans Rhythm Kings; Jean Goldkette), dies at 69
1973 Highlights

About May 29, 1973

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 4 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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